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Improving Innovation in Africa - Harvard Business Review - Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research, funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology, shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways ...

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Jumia Had $32M Loses in 2014, Revenue was $28M

People, be ready for the long-haul if you are going into the e-commerce sector. It demands a lot of efforts and money. You need to build logistics and become your own Post Office. Unlike in America, where there are postal ...

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Top 26 Hubs in Africa from AfriLabs

ActivSpaces ActivSpaces is an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Established in 2009, ActivSpaces was one of the earliest African coworking spaces to provide free and open access to members actively pursuing technology-based ventures. Based in Buea, ...

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Nairobi Is Africa's Most Intelligent City

For a second year in a row, Kenya's busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa -- failing, however, to make it to the world's top seven finalists. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, "intelligent ...

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2014 Breach Level Index -- Data Breaches Increased 49% to 1 billion Data Records

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase ...

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Cameroon’s economic growth has lagged behind other countries in the region which is mirrored by the development of its telecommunications sector. It is one of only a few countries in Africa left with only two competing mobile networks, MTN and Orange. The re-entry into the mobile market by fixed-line incumbent Camtel as the third player has been delayed by controversy regarding its license, reports a leading global market research firm, BuddeCom, in a research titled, […]

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Geeko Quest Pro is an interactive quiz application which keeps a record of individual player’s score and also compare it with all other app users. It is a product of Kritnu, but available for free download in Fasmicro App Store.   Geeko Quest is available as free download and also as paid version – the full version allows you to access all levels of the application directly from device, and enables you to compare score. […]

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After months of rigorous screening exercises and competitive football matches in the on-going Airtel Rising Stars (ARS) football tournament, five players – two boys and three girls – have been selected to attend an exclusive football clinic at the prestigious South African Institute of Sports in Cape Town, South Africa.   The players who emerged after a careful selection conducted by officials from the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON) will join talented youths from […]

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The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, CON, has been announced the winner of the 2011 Central Bank Governor of the Year Award for Sub-Saharan Africa for the second consecutive year, by the international magazine Emerging Markets.   According to the Editor of Emerging Markets, Taimur Ahmad, the awards recognise and honour leading policy makers in each region as adjudged by their editorial team, taking into account the views of leading […]

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A new game is available at Fasmicro App Store. The name is Ocampo Six – The Great Escape. The game is a product of Indie.   Kenyan Game with a Twist. The great masterminds are busy at work plotting up a route of escape. Your objective is to seize them before they escape…FUN!!!FUNN!!!FUNNNNNYYYY!!!!   Requires: Android 1.5+   Click here to download and start playing.  

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The Internet is fast becoming the first place customers go to find information on products and services they want to buy from businesses like yours.  Google and friends have come together to help Get Nigerian Businesses Online. We are providing a fast, free and easy end-to-end solution and all the support you need for creating a professional looking website.   And yes, Google offers a new service in Nigeria: Get Nigerian Businesses Online and  interestingly […]

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Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Engineer Dave Umahi, last Thursday commissioned the latest Gloworld shop located in the state capital, Abakiliki. The shop is the first such outlet to be opened by any telecommunications company in the state.   Gloworld is Globacom’s one-stop sales and service outlet designed to give subscribers easy access to the company’s products and services. The new Gloworld is located at No 4 Ogoja Road, Abakiliki.   With the opening of […]

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