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910 Million Mobile Subscriptions in Africa

With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business.   According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015 (http://www.apo.af/uwS8Ft), there were ...

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Top Security Tips for African e-Consumers

With Africa experiencing an e-Commerce revolution, more and more African consumers are looking for ways to protect themselves against scammers. According to Cristobal Alonso, CEO of MOBOfree.com  "African consumers need to adopt some key habits in order to avoid fraudsters."   Tips ...

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Africa’s Maker Movement Offers Opportunity for Growth - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In a glittering ceremony in Skhirat, Morocco, three African innovators emerged as winners in the annual Innovation Prize for Africa competition. The African Innovation Foundation, which organizes the event, focuses on identifying homegrown and scalable innovations that address local problems ...

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African Organisations Should Focus On The Following Areas to Boost HR Performance

Businesses across major African economies such as Kenya and Nigeria are coming under increasing pressure to align their strategies for retaining talent, compensating employees and engaging with their workforces with good international practices.   That’s according to Gerhard Hartman, Head of Department ...

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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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1toGo  today in Johannesburg, South Africa, unveiled its Cloud-based communications and collaboration services.   1toGo provides service providers including telcos, MVNOs, ISPs and OTT operators a ‘quick time to value’ opportunity to generate VAS revenue from their assets by offering their clients a unique experience and value proposition.   1toGo is an associate of Zwana Unicom , Sub Saharan Africa Distributor for CommuniGate Systems. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1toGo provides Cloud based value add over-the-top-services […]

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The Federal Government is to inject N100 billion in the 2012 budget as subsidy to cushion the effect of electricity tariff on low income earners, The Nation reports. How they will implement that in a nation with no identification is not certain. When many in the country operate in the informal sector, how do they plan to actually realize this? One can be poor in naira, but rich in other assets. Hope this is not another […]

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With navigation features becoming standard in smartphones like Apple Inc.’s iPhone as well as in tablets and gaming devices, the market for electronic compasses is set to close this year with sizable 73 percent growth, according to a new IHS iSuppli from information and analysis provider IHS (NYSE: IHS).   Global revenue for electronic compasses is expected to reach $419.1 million in 2011, up from last year’s $242.3 million. The hefty growth this year continues […]

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Come to Microsoft Open Door event and learn about Microsoft products and services. Yes, if you are  interested in the latest products and technologies of Microsoft that are present in the market or coming soon then here is the right time to meet the right people.   Microsoft Nigeria and Kenya will be organizing their biggest IT event, codenamed Microsoft Open Door.  Microsoft Open Door event is all about their latest products which include Office […]

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There is a new event coming up in Cape Town, South Africa. It is Cape Town’s Premier SharePoint Technology and Enterprise Content Management Community Event.   Featuring local and internationally acclaimed speakers, this event is not to be missed. The October edition of this event will feature 3 tracks, namely Developer, Business and IT Pro tracks with great speakers lined up. Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with SharePoint Technologies for Cape […]

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has considered and approved nine issues which include one Government Bond, three Rights Issues, one Offer for Subscription, one Public Subscription, two Schemes of Arrangement and one Scheme of Merger.   * Crusader Nigeria Plc’s Rights Issue of 2,260,304,300 Zero Coupon Unsecured Subordinate Convertible Debenture Stock of N100 at par was approved. The stockbroker is Meristem Securities Limited. The proceeds of the Issue would be used to restructure and strengthen […]

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Contributing just one percent of your time, knowledge and resources to another’s project can make all the difference. ActivSpaces had the opportunity to experience this first-hand (for the second time) on Saturday, September 30th, when we participated in the 1% Club’s global co-creation event. What’s a Cheetah? 8 labs from 8 cities worldwide connected to undertake a one-day brainstorming & concept development sprint. Each lab worked towards solving a case for another and the results […]

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