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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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Savannah Fund’s First Bitcoin-Related Investment Is BitFinance of Zimbabwe

The fourth Savannah Fund accelerator class is underway. BitFinance, a bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe, is one of four startups selected from a list of over 150 applications from across Africa. They will receive a seed fund of between $25K and ...

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Accountancy Pprofession Vital to African Economic Confidence

ICAEW, a world leader in the accountancy and finance profession, will address an audience of over 1500 accountancy and finance delegates from across Africa at the 3rd biennial congress. Hosted by the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the ...

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Cybersecurity And Digital Forensics Training In Nigeria

Introduction With the advent of dangerous malicious codes like Flame and Stuxnet, it has become evident that nations or institutions can electronically wage wars against enemies or competitors. As the risks of traditional wars abate, Internet has since evolved as the ...

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Aviation Africa – Just Watch This Space

Organisers of the event, which brings together the aviation industry from the Middle East and the fast developing African market, have secured a sponsorship deal with luxury Swiss watch brand and aviation chronograph specialists, Breitling. One of the last remaining, ...

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SecondMarket is trading SecondMarket in SecondMarket; this was contained in an email to SecondMarket traders which is also available here.  This was contained as part of their Q3 business update to people that have hearts to trade Twitter, Facebook, Zynga and more before they see the light of the day in the public exchange.   We’ve spent the past couple of years helping private companies develop liquidity programs for their shareholders. Our company-controlled model, which […]

TEDxamsterdam

One year ago, TED and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation organized the global event TEDxChange. Going beyond ‘ideas worth spreading’, the collaborative wanted to benefit from the passion and knowledge of the community and turn ideas into practice.   In Amsterdam, TEDxChange invited eight energetic speakers to present their vision and asked TEDsters how they could help them to get further. One of the speakers was Ndubuisi Ekekwe, an American-Nigerian engineer and the founder […]

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In a few days, Cameroon will be holding its general elections.  Google has put together an election information portal with several resources to help track the election and surrounding events.   The page includes links to: Elections Search Trends – showing what people are searching for online, regards presidential candidates and issues important to them during the election Curated Media – Our partners Storyful and Global Voices have created a Google Map with a curated […]

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Kachifo Limited, publishers of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, amongst others wants to rapidly scale its business and plans to completely change its distribution model from paper to digital.     It plans to digitalize its entire content unto tablet and smart phone platforms as well as on laptops. This way, people can purchase and read its books across multiple platforms boosting its revenues.     To achieve this objective, Kachifo in conjunction with Co-Creation Hub Nigeria […]

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Deutsche Telecoms-owned T-Mobile has been rebranding some of the finest Windows mobile phone products from Taiwan’s leading smartphone maker HTC and it wasn’t surprising that it would be rebranding its first Android handset from the same OEM.   When the Taiwan-based HTC supplied the carrier with the HTC Dream to be rebranded as the G1, just about every mobile phone pundit online assumed it was the Google phone. To some extent it was. It’s the […]

nexus ibadan

This is a project some students at University of Ibadan are working. They have a plan to make moving around Nigeria better. They created the tool during the 2011 MIT AITI Summer program where some students from MIT worked with them on some web and apps projects.   We hope to continue to track how many of these ideas finally make it up to the market or better become a startup.  The following as some […]

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While many observers reacted with disappointment that Apple Inc. didn’t announce a high-end iPhone 5 model on Tuesday—the real letdown was the company’s failure to introduce a true low-end model, causing the company to miss out on the hottest growth opportunity in today’s smartphone business, according to the IHS iSuppli.   “Those who were disappointed because they expected Apple to unveil an entirely new iPhone model equipped with 4G technology or other flashy features missed […]

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