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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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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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Orange is France Telecom‘s global identity for their mobile network and internet service provider department. This was acquired from the Hutchinson Telecom mobile phone network based in the United Kingdom and was originally called “Wanadoo”. After it was incorporated back in 2005, the identity was rebranded in 2006. The brand is the fifth biggest and most successful telecommunications provider globally, having reached well over 193 million customers in 32 countries in 2009.   Company Beliefs […]

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The attention of the National Association of Nigerian Students has been drawn to the  threat by the dreaded militant group Boko Haram to launch its assault on about 20 universities in Nigeria.   While certain authorities and individuals are treating the proposed assault as intimated by Boko Haram as a mere rumour, the leadership of the NANS is not prepared to treat the issue with any kind of levity. Our observation has been that, since […]

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According to a market research company, IDC, global  media tablet shipments rose by 88.9% on a sequential basis and 303.8% year over year in the second calendar quarter of 2011 (2Q11) to 13.6 million units.   Apple continues to drive this growth in the sector with the iPad brand taking more than 68.3% market share of the sector, up from 65.7%.  Research in Motion entered the media tablet market in 2Q11 with its PlayBook product, […]

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The Economist reports that Sierra Leone along with Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Guinea, Liberia, São Tomé and Príncipe and the Seychelles, have no fiber optic connections.   In these places, internet use is both expensive and slow. Sierra Leone’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) estimates that the entire country, with a population of 6m, has around 155 megabits of bandwidth, less than would serve a small American town. The World […]

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MTN has unveiled a new product/service, according to its website. It is basically a promo developed around Nokia X7.  The instruction on how to get it, according to MTN website is straightforward:   Game on with the Nokia X7 Loaded with Free MTN Data Bundle 750MB Data valid for 3 months 4″ AMOLED screen HD Gaming and Entertainment Powerful browsing experience To activate bundle, send Nokia to 131 Look out for the promo sticker on […]

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