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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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Aviation Africa – Just Watch This Space

Organisers of the event, which brings together the aviation industry from the Middle East and the fast developing African market, have secured a sponsorship deal with luxury Swiss watch brand and aviation chronograph specialists, Breitling. One of the last remaining, ...

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She Leads Africa has announced the launch of its second annual Entrepreneur Showcase for the most talented female entrepreneurs across Africa and the diaspora. This event is the premier platform for young female entrepreneurs looking to grow and scale their businesses across Africa. Participants in the competition will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes, media features in international news outlets, and exclusive meetings with top investors   She Leads Africa is a social enterprise dedicated to […]


DHL, the world’s leading logistics service provider, held its 5th annual Global Technology conference in Dubai last month, featuring a number of key sessions on doing business in Africa.   Under the theme of “Connecting Markets, Trends & People”, the conference hosted some 300 delegates, including many DHL customers from leading global technology companies, for a three day program of plenary sessions and workshops. Topics covered included the latest trends, innovations and solutions impacting the […]

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Nominees for the 2015 African Banker Awards have been announced. The Awards, which are hosted by the African Banker Magazine, will be held during the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) at the end of May in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The finalists, selected by an expert judging panel of bankers and business leaders will be announced at the African Banker Awards ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 27th May. The shortlisted entries are: African Bank of the […]


The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is delighted to once again host the 4th edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards event in Morocco in 2015. IPA is Africa’s leading innovation event on the African calendar and this year’s event promises to be a spectacular one, featuring Africa’s top innovators, No. 1 music extraordinaire Youssour N’Dour and compered by Lerato Mbele of BBC Africa Business Report fame. Partnering with the AIF in this celebrated […]


The Borderless Annual Conference is the main platform for public-private dialogue, and a high-level advocacy platform instituted by Borderless Alliance to bring together the different stakeholders around themes related to trade facilitation and transport for better economic integration of West Africa.   Like in previous editions, dozens of companies and leading professional organizations in the private sector involved in the areas of transport, agribusiness, trade and logistics, and representatives of regional economic communities, governments and […]


Africa-focused One Africa Media has raised $10m in additional funding from Australian-based SEEK, the world’s largest online employment marketplace in cash for an additional 6 per cent equity ownership in One Africa Media. Seek first invested in OAM in June 2013.   With this raise, OAM has acquired 100% of Jobberman and BrighterMonday, the two job businesses it invested in earlier in Nigeria and Kenya respectively. OAM owned part of Jobberman but now has 100% […]


Flytxt, a leading Big Data Analytics solution provider for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), announced today that its client, Vodacom Mozambique, the leading operator in Mozambique, has been shortlisted as finalist for ‘Best Customer Experience Initiative’ category at Total Telecom’s Africa Awards 2015. Vodacom was nominated for rolling out innovative customer engagement programs using Flytxt’s solutions; enhancing customer experience through personalized and timely communication.   The Total Tele Africa Awards recognize outstanding performance and innovation from […]

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