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Milonics Analytics Cybersecurity Practice

As internet penetration continues to advance in Africa, so are the perils that come with the increased degree of digital connectivity – cyber crime. However, most organizations lack both proper security plans and trained in-house staff to counter or quickly ...

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Trends In Usage of Phone In Nigeria - Infographics

Nigeria has the largest mobile phone user base in Africa. It boasts 142 million active lines and over 167 million phones in the country. Active mobile internet subscription has grown from 63 million in 2014 to over 81 million in ...

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EverJobs, Rocket Internet Job Portal, Will Present Challenge to Jobberman

EverJobs, Rocket Internet’s latest venture, has launched in Cameroon. The job listing site is claiming over 130 jobs in its first week of its launch, which starts its expansion move across Africa and Asia.   The firm announced this move in March and ...

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What African Start-Ups Need to Do to Hire and Keep Great Talent - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In Africa’s technology start-up scene, one of the most difficult challenges is attracting and retaining talent. The tools used by Silicon Valley, London, and Paris to hire top talent — namely stock options — seldom work in Africa. With limited ...

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AIF announces the 10 nominees for its annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards

What do an environmentally-friendly minicab, a water distillation system and a fire alert detector have in common?  They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) award this year, and are now ...

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mobilewestafrica

All Amber, the organisers of highly acclaimed technology conferences across Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced that they have secured a wide-ranging selection of international and local partners for the 5th edition of Mobile West Africa , which is scheduled to take place between 21 and 23 April in Lagos, Nigeria.   The conference has come a long way in the last five years, more so than I could have hoped for, and I want it to […]

buhari

The spontaneous outpouring of emotions and celebrations that characterized the pronouncement of Muhammedu Buhari as the President-elect of Nigeria in major cities and towns across the country was clear evidence that the people wanted change.   The campaign theme of the Buhari-Osinbajo ticket resonated clearly amongst a nation that successfully transitioned from the erstwhile Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which had ruled Nigeria since 1999 to the All Progressives Party (APC) by a clear majority of […]

fasmicrogroup

FASMICRO Group works to provide world-class intermediary services between our Chinese investing partners and African project owners. Our goal is to ensure quality capital availability to drive development in Africa.   We work as advisors, partnering with our African clients and investing partners. We bring the full breadth of our consulting expertise and local knowledge alongside direct investing experience to every partnership we pursue.   Specifically, we offer the following services:   o    Investment […]

music

In order to promote new African music talents, StarAfrica.com – Orange’s entertainment portal in Africa (http://www.starafrica.com) – is launching the fourth edition of the StarAfrica Sounds music contest. The 2014 edition was a great success with 88 candidates and more than 50,000 votes.   For this 4th edition, Marema, winner of the 2014 StarAfrica jury’s prize and of the 2014 “Prix Découvertes RFI”, will be the official sponsor of this edition.   A digital and […]

TEEP

The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship  Programme  is looking for mentors to support the 1,000 African entrepreneurs which it unveiled last week.   On Monday 23rd March, we announced  the names of the 1000 entrepreneurs from 52 countries across Africa that have been selected to participate in the first class of TEEP.   There was an overwhelming response to the call for applications to this ground breaking programme and we received more than 20,000 applications, representing the […]

buhari

We are confidently projecting Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of last weekend’s presidential election based on collated poll results from 95 percent of Nigeria’s polling units. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will resume the official release of the poll figures at 10 a.m. Nigerian time today, with Mr. Buhari all but certain to be declared the president-elect.Muhammadu BuhariBuhari Support Organizations   Last night, INEC suspended the official release of […]

jpl

JPL Financial Group’s core service is to syndicate capital from Chinese investors (private and public) to government projects and private-sector businesses in emerging markets with particular focus on Africa. We provide top-rate investment advisory services to our Chinese clients who invest in Africa by linking them with opportunities in Africa. To our African clients, we help them connect to sources of quality capital in Beijing.   Our clients invest across industrial sectors – energy, power, oil & gas, […]

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