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Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam

In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus. According to company’s experts several mass mailings exploited this theme. A large part of the major theme mailings promoted products ...

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7 African Startups That Received Microsoft 4Afrika Funding

Microsoft Corp. today announced seven new African startups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship to fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to  highlight Africa’s ‘future  growth pole’. The announcement was made at the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council meeting in Nairobi ...

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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Brian is leading a workshop in NYC on Tuesday, September 30th on Term Sheets, Cap Tables and Company Valuations for Digital Undivided‘s 2014 FOCUS100 Fellows. He compiled his Tekedia posts (PDF) for the workshop attendees. We share them here for your convenience.  


Internet continues to redesign global commerce with innovations in different forms. One of those key elements is the simplicity to shop online. It has removed the physical domain of shopping as now anyone can buy from anywhere in this age of mobile. There are many websites that have evolved to offer different niche services in this evolving sector. One of them is Zoutons.com where anyone can get coupons from popular brands across different categories such […]


Nigerian government through the ministry of Communication Technology will be investing in startups. The fund will be managed by EchoVC.     ADDRESS DELIVERED BY DR OMOBOLA JOHNSON, MINISTER OF COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AT DEMO AFRICA 2014 Welcome to Nigeria, the most populous country and the largest economy in Africa. Welcome to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, a vibrant mega-city and our melting pot. And for those of you, for whom it is your first time in […]


Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm, South Africa, has welcomed its very own Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS). The initiative is being spearheaded by Samsung Electronics Africa alongside Habitat for Humanity and the Gauteng Department of Education.   Speaking at the hand-over event, Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr. Panyaza Lesufi, underlined the role which ICT could play in advancing education.   “The integration of ICT in our education system will undoubtedly raise the quality of […]


Cyber Security Africa is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Ethiopia Banking & ICT Summit 2014 edition, a platform for all stakeholders in Banking and ICT Sectors to engage on the best practices, solutions and the adoption of e-commerce to remain competitive domestically and globally. The Summit will take place in November 21st, 2014 at Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Building on the success and experience of the first edition of Ethiopia Banking & ICT Summit 2013 […]


In August 2014, US president Barack Obama announced a renewed commitment to Power Africa, a private sector-led initiative aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 600 million people are without reliable access to power. He raised the bar, pledging to add 30,000MW of energy (triple last year’s goal of 10,000MW) and create new connections for at least 60 million households and businesses. He also pledged $300m in grant assistance per year […]


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes are initiated by companies to give back to society what they have taken from them. It is a tool meant to gain ‘‘informal license to operate’’ in a particular community. As David Henderson puts it, CSR is meant to give capitalism a ‘‘human face’’.  Simply put, CSR is when a company lives a good neighbourly life with the community in which it operates.   Blowfield and Frynasdescribed CSR as an […]

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