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[Apply] Total Young Graduate Programme in Africa

Total founded the Young Graduate Programme in April 2014 – an innovative initiative aimed at young graduates from more than 40 of the countries in Africa and Middle East in which we operate. The programme is an opportunity for them ...

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Improving Innovation in Africa - Harvard Business Review - Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research, funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology, shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways ...

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Jumia Had $32M Loses in 2014, Revenue was $28M

People, be ready for the long-haul if you are going into the e-commerce sector. It demands a lot of efforts and money. You need to build logistics and become your own Post Office. Unlike in America, where there are postal ...

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Nairobi Is Africa's Most Intelligent City

For a second year in a row, Kenya's busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa -- failing, however, to make it to the world's top seven finalists. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, "intelligent ...

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2014 Breach Level Index -- Data Breaches Increased 49% to 1 billion Data Records

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase ...

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The efforts of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank) (http://neximbank.com.ng) to facilitate the establishment of a regional maritime company, The Sealink Project, has received a fresh boost with the signing of a financial grant with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for US$302, 000 under the aegis of the Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF). The US$302, 000 grant would be used to conduct further feasibility studies on the project to extend it to the Economic Community […]

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The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share.   African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of goods, and researching where products or services can be purchased. According to research by Google South Africa, there was […]

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The 5th Anzisha Prize application phase is now open (http://www.anzishaprize.org), and the search is on to find Africa’s youngest, most exciting social and business entrepreneurs under 22 years of age. Africa is the world’s youngest continent, with over 600m people under the age of 25. The Anzisha Prize is a growing social impact program entirely focused on accelerating the entry of millions of young Africans into viable and exciting entrepreneurship opportunities within high growth economic […]

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As experts and enthusiasts gather at Social Media Week Lagos 2015 to discuss and analyse trends and projections in the social media space, Mara Online joined in, advancing the discourse with a masterclass focused on how social media and user applications can play a major role in integrating African markets.   Leading the discussions at the SMWMara masterclass tagged: “Integrating Africa with Social Media and User Applications”, Mara Online demonstrated how its user applications – […]

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Ecobank Group CEO Albert Essien gave the keynote address in Munich today at the 4th Conference on Managing Risk in Africa. Mr Essien offered strategies for managing risk in Africa’s growth markets. Against the backdrop of what he outlined as a generally positive outlook for Africa, he advised investors against viewing Africa as one, but rather 54 countries with different growth prospects, different infrastructure, trade agreements, tax regulations, culture and levels of technological development.   Mr […]

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The Dutch Sim card maker, Gemalto, at the centre of NSA-GCHQ hacking claims has said it believes that the US and UK cyberspy agencies did indeed launch attacks on its computer systems. However, Gemalto denied that billions of mobile device encryption keys could have been stolen as a result.   The Intercept alleged last week that spies had obtained the “potential to secretly monitor” voice and data transmissions after hacking the firm. Gemalto operates in 85 countries […]

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For brands eager to tap into the growing African markets and the region’s estimated 350 million middle class consumers, relying solely on macro-economic data such as GDP growth, population trends and regulatory governance data to identify opportunities and predict success can lead to costly missteps, according to a new report from Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) (http://www.nielsen.com/ssa). The findings, which are featured in Africa: How to navigate the retail distribution labyrinth – a new report released today […]

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