Remember Kalahari.com.ng? That was the eCommerce website that sold books, DVDs, and other things before the arrival of Jumia and Konga. Daily Times had this for it when it closed down. The online retail service has ceased operating because the company management says it has performed below expectations. The Sub-Saharan Africa division of MIH Internet, which runs Kalahari.com.ng, a Nigerian online retail services site launched in January 2010, has closed down its operations in Nigeria […]
The purpose of the Altera DE1 Development and Education board is to provide the ideal vehicle for advanced design prototyping in the multimedia, storage, and networking. It uses the state-of-the-art technology in both hardware and CAD tools to expose designers to a wide range of topics. The board offers a rich set of features that make it suitable for use in a laboratory environment for university and college courses, for a variety of design […]
Over the years. the teams at FASMICRO Group and African Institution of Technology have moved around Africa documenting the next opportunity. Some of our insights have been shared in books, publications like Harvard Business Review and conferences. The perspectives have been spot on as we continue to see trends and help companies understand Africa even nefore many do. Our last project (May 2014) was mapping the innovation systems in Nigeria and using data to predict […]
The following are the top seven polytechnics in Nigeria according to our methodology (repeated below). Thank you for reading and sharing with your friends and networks. The top polytechnic in the nation is Yabatech. Methodology: Please refer below for description of our methodology. Ranking of Federal Universities of Technology So based on the data we have and as we explained above, here is the 2014 ranking of the top Polytechnics in Nigeria: #1. Yabatech (score: […]
How do you know people that are writing cheques and closing deals in a region? You either belong to the club of those writing the cheques or you are among those looking for the cheques. We have played both roles. Over the last two years, we have worked with some public institutions in Africa to link them to sources of funds and we have also assisted startups. As entrepreneurs, we have also raised capital ourselves. […]
From the moment M-PESA launched in Kenya in 2007, Africa was heralded as the undisputed leader in the innovation and adoption of mobile payment services. Today, more than 17 million Kenyans use M-PESA, and in 2013 a full quarter of the country’s GDP passed through the service. But is Africa still leading the global mobile payments innovation race? According to Howard Moodycliffe, Head of Marketing and International at wiGroup, Africa has lost some ground. […]
Imagine this is a new planet! Oh yes, imagine your favourite brand as a planet where everything is made by that brand. What does this planet look, smell, sound like? How does living on this planet make you feel? What are the best and worst things about this planet Let your imagination run wild and describe your favorite brand as a planet!