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On the 26th of March 2014 the Registry Agreement was signed in Singapore – in the presence of the African Union Commission (AUC), by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) representative, Mr. Akram Atallah, (President, Global Domains Division), and the representatives of the technical operator appointed by AUC – ZA Central Registry (ZACR) CEO, Lucky Masilela and COO Neil Dundas.   “This is an historic moment for the continent. Africa has finally secured its [...]


If you want to buy Pickit2 in Nigeria, contact Fasmicro team.   The PICkit™ 2 Development Programmer/Debugger (PG164120) is a low-cost development tool with an easy to use interface for programming and debugging Microchip’s Flash families of microcontrollers. The full featured Windows® programming interface supports baseline (PIC10F, PIC12F5xx, PIC16F5xx), midrange (PIC12F6xx, PIC16F), PIC18F, PIC24, dsPIC30, dsPIC33, and PIC32 families of 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, and many Microchip Serial EEPROM products.   With Microchip’s powerful MPLAB [...]


Dr Ernest Ndukwe to speak during Mobile Web West Africa. The conference will be returning to Lagos from 13 – 16 May 2014.   But how are we going to make it the “conference of the year”?  Great question.  We were feeling the pressure, so we have implemented a 5 point masterplan: Secure Dr Ernest Ndukwe, the man that I consider to be the founding father of mobile data in Nigeria, to present for the first time. Confirm the [...]


This month, the Africa Finance Corporation held its inaugural Investment Summit at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre in Lagos. Themed “Bridging The Infrastructure Investment Divide,” the summit attracted more than 500 business leaders across the continent. The summit featured a number of respected thinkers and industrialists as well as internationally renowned economists. Among them were Jim O’ Neill, the economist who coined the BRICS and MINT acronyms, Tony Elumelu, CEO Heirs Holdings, Diana Layfield, CEO- [...]

online business

2014 is a great year to set up an online business.  More and more people are buying online, and the technology exists to create your online business quickly and cost efficiently.   This guide is going to take you through 5 quick steps to set up your business online so that you can grow successfully.   Step 1: Choose a CMS   The first step revolves around choosing the content management system you want to [...]


Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing these inventions to the market.   The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will carry out application-focused scientific and user studies to address key challenges like improving access to lighting and affordable healthcare as well as [...]

internet in africa

Over the past decade, internet use in Africa has been gaining speed. Across the continent, 16 per cent of the population now has access to the web, with more added every day as the region experiences strong economic growth and rapid urbanization. According to data from Internet World Statistics, the African countries with the most internet users are:   Nigeria: 48.4 million online users or 28% of the population Egypt: 29.8 million users or 36% of the population [...]

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