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African Organisations Should Focus On The Following Areas to Boost HR Performance

Businesses across major African economies such as Kenya and Nigeria are coming under increasing pressure to align their strategies for retaining talent, compensating employees and engaging with their workforces with good international practices.   That’s according to Gerhard Hartman, Head of Department ...

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Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Winners

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy in Skhirat, Morocco, researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 ...

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Savannah Fund’s First Bitcoin-Related Investment Is BitFinance of Zimbabwe

The fourth Savannah Fund accelerator class is underway. BitFinance, a bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe, is one of four startups selected from a list of over 150 applications from across Africa. They will receive a seed fund of between $25K and ...

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Accountancy Pprofession Vital to African Economic Confidence

ICAEW, a world leader in the accountancy and finance profession, will address an audience of over 1500 accountancy and finance delegates from across Africa at the 3rd biennial congress. Hosted by the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the ...

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Cybersecurity And Digital Forensics Training In Nigeria

Introduction With the advent of dangerous malicious codes like Flame and Stuxnet, it has become evident that nations or institutions can electronically wage wars against enemies or competitors. As the risks of traditional wars abate, Internet has since evolved as the ...

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The fourth Savannah Fund accelerator class is underway. BitFinance, a bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe, is one of four startups selected from a list of over 150 applications from across Africa. They will receive a seed fund of between $25K and $30K, as well as the opportunity to present at a demo day set for the end of July.   Savannah Fund is a seed capital fund based in Nairobi Kenya. They invest in early-stage, high-growth technology […]


For the retail segment, transacting foreign exchange is difficult.Forex.co.ke simplifies this process and makes it affordable for all. The team have currently contracted 3 Kenyan banks and are actively engaged with enlisting a further 11. Forex aims is contract 25 banks by the end of August 2015, charging a fee of 0.1% per currency unit traded. The demand for foreign exchange in Kenya and immediate addressable market is more than $2 Billon a month.   Savannah Fund, now […]


Africa Capital Group, LLC has just launched an investment fund, the Africa Frontier Fund, LP. The Africa Frontier Fund, LP is a US-domiciled investment vehicle that invests in all listed Africa-focused companies that trade on any African or global stock exchange. This investable universe consists of approximately 1,000 stocks.   The core strategy of this fund is to invest in a diversified portfolio of African companies that exhibit a combination of high growth and attractive valuation. […]


African business leader and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu CON, will speak at a White House event hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama this Monday, to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs around the globe. The May 11th event is a prelude to Obama’s scheduled trip to Kenya this summer for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.   The United Bank for Africa Chairman is no stranger to the promotion of global entrepreneurs— Elumelu’s foundation recently launched the $100 million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which aims to assist in growing 10,000 start-up companies across […]


Dear Entrepreneur, Success is not just winning this Award. Instead, this African Entrepreneurship Award is the beginning of our Journey together to test, plan, launch and scale your new business to impact Africa.   BMCE Bank of Africa recognizes that you, the African entrepreneur, are a risk taker who seeks mentoring, practical support, and business colleagues as you start up revenue-generating businesses that solve problems and meet needs.   We are privileged to come beside you on this journey.   Take the first step […]

Innotribe 2015

Fifteen fintech startups from all over Africa just competed for a chance to travel to Singapore later this year where some of them will stand a chance of winning US$50 000. Only five made the cut.   This was the first time the Innotribe Startup Challenge was hosted in Africa. It also happens to be that out of all the countries, the competition received the third most of its applications from South Africa, with the […]


As part of its efforts to improve its mobile payment solutions which are designed to allow users conduct financial transactions anytime, anywhere, from their mobile devices, the mobile money service, eTranzact – one Africa’s Leading payment processing platforms-  has introduced ‘The New PocketMoni.   Meanwhile, eTranzact posted a PROFIT AFTER TAX of N168.1 million ($855,000) in Quarter 1, 2015. This amount surpasses that of same quarter in 2014, which was a very profitable year. eTranzact Quarter1 Results eTranzact  […]

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