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Fixing Africa’s Clusters of Inventions

More than five hundred years ago, the gross world product was flat as global economic growth was stagnant. In other words, generations of people that lived apart did not experience major changes in living standards. Though there were empires and ...

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Five Pillars for Building Africa’s Hi-Tech Sector

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco under the High Patronage of his ...

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Fifth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit Will Take Place In Morocco

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2014) (http://www.gesmarrakech2014.org) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will be ...

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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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LTE technology has entered into the growth stage of its lifecycle in 2011. With players in the LTE ecosystem embarking on a strategy of innovation and product leadership, the market looks poised for new developments that will revolutionise the mobile broadband.     LTE is having a transformative effect on the wireless value chain in general and operators in particular. A new research from VG Telecomm suggests that LTE ecosystem players should start formulating emergent […]

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The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economic Team of the federal government of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that the twitter handle, @NOkonjoIweala does not belong to her and should in no way be associated with her.   The minister who spoke through her Senior Special Assistant on Communications, Paul Nwabuikwu said though, the account has not been noted for any negativity, it was important to make this clarification for intents […]

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The revenue to be made by mobile money operators in Africa, as a percentage of total operator revenue, will continue to rise to more than five percent in 2015 and account for $3 billion, according to a new report,  authored by Pyramid Research.  The report, Mobile Money in Africa: A Big Revenue Opportunity for Network Operators outlines the current demand for mMoney services and the potential benefits that it could bring for African operators and […]

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AMMREC mobile money conference organizing committee invites unpublished, original contributions describing ongoing or completed work, originating from: Academia – Theoretical and methodological frameworks on mobile money, including practical experiences and lessons in utilizing these frameworks. Government – Experiences, case studies and lessons learnt when regulating MM or implementing MM projects. Private industry and NGOs (practitioners) – MM products and tools and experiences in implementation. Mobile money is an emerging area of research, AMMREC expects to […]

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Although maintenance is the typical role for IT, there are additional opportunities to be uncovered by using an IT professional’s expertise. After all, software is pervasive in business today; most organizations need someone with the right set of skills to maximize the value out of the software investments being made. As print service providers continue to invest in new technologies, a core competence in IT can drive new opportunities from these investments, says a new […]

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eReaders during the second quarter experienced a seasonal dip, down 9% sequentially to 5.4 million units from 1Q2011 to 2Q2011, while year-over-year growth was 167%, according to a new report by the global research firm, IDC. Amazon led the market with a 51.7% share, followed by Barnes & Noble with 21.2%. With product refreshes and following strong 2Q2011 sales, IDC analysts expect eReader shipments to grow significantly through the holiday season, reaching a total of […]

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West Africa’s largest city, Ibadan South-West Nigeria bubbled with the vigour of youth Wednesday, September 14, 2011 as 480 youngsters on the Airtel Rising Stars U-17 Tournament train moved into the city for the national Close Camp phase.   The two-day event is holding at the renowned Liberty Stadium.   Thirty (30) male and female teams each from nine zones are in the Camp. The zones include North West, North East, North Central, North Basin, […]

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