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Trends In Usage of Phone In Nigeria - Infographics

Nigeria has the largest mobile phone user base in Africa. It boasts 142 million active lines and over 167 million phones in the country. Active mobile internet subscription has grown from 63 million in 2014 to over 81 million in ...

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EverJobs, Rocket Internet Job Portal, Will Present Challenge to Jobberman

EverJobs, Rocket Internet’s latest venture, has launched in Cameroon. The job listing site is claiming over 130 jobs in its first week of its launch, which starts its expansion move across Africa and Asia.   The firm announced this move in March and ...

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What African Start-Ups Need to Do to Hire and Keep Great Talent - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In Africa’s technology start-up scene, one of the most difficult challenges is attracting and retaining talent. The tools used by Silicon Valley, London, and Paris to hire top talent — namely stock options — seldom work in Africa. With limited ...

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AIF announces the 10 nominees for its annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards

What do an environmentally-friendly minicab, a water distillation system and a fire alert detector have in common?  They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) award this year, and are now ...

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JPL Financial Group - Raising Capital For Africa's Public Sector

JPL Financial Group's core service is to syndicate capital from Chinese investors (private and public) to government projects and private-sector businesses in emerging markets with particular focus on Africa. We provide top-rate investment advisory services to our Chinese clients who invest ...

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If you an African institution, Fasmicro is available to help you setup a world class microelectronics chip design lab. We will be using the Cadence CAD platform under the Europractice. The fee is $10,000 per school site. This excludes cost of your hardware. We will train your students and staff on the use of Cadence and all the processes involved in chip design from schematic entry, layout, extraction and tapeout, and finally the testing of […]


The Apps4Africa: Climate Challenge builds on the success of the 2010 Apps4Africa: Civic Challenge in which civil society challenged program developers to find innovative technological solutions to everyday problems on issues ranging from transparency and governance to health and education. The 2011 competition begins in Western and Central Africa in October, with Eastern and Southern Africa to follow shortly thereafter. Winners will receive prizes, including cash awards, gadgets and travel. Private partners, including TED and […]


The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has waived its right to appoint directors into the boards of several banks it has significant equity stakes.   AMCON has significant equity stakes in post-combination First City Monument Bank Plc, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Sterling Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc through the corporations investments in three acquired banks- Equitorial Trust Bank (ETB), Oceanic Bank International, FinBank and Intercontinental Bank and through direct investment […]


African movies in your pocket! Watch movie trailers of movies produced in the african movie markets, most especially Nollywood. Afrinolly brings to you the latest news and gist/gossips about movies, music and celebs in Africa on your Android Smartphones/Tabs. You can download the Android app here. These are the major features of the app which won one of the Android Challenge sub- Saharan Africa awards.   View: * Movie trailers * User reviews for movies […]

garage48 kampala

Garage48 in Kampala was our third hackathon in Africa to turn ideas into working prototype.   Eleven teams of developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs working hard over the weekend to launch their products (prototypes) for Sunday evening. Below you will find the winners and all other projects launched, plus people within those teams Somesha  – Garage48 Kampala Winner Website to find sponsors for children  on countryside to get educated. With small mobile payment everyone can help a […]


Two weeks ago we discussed business models and why entrepreneurs should strive to understand how the business they hope to build creates value. You can read that column here.   To recap, according to Michael Rappa; “In the most basic sense, a business model is the method of doing business by which a company can sustain itself – that is, generate revenue. The business model spells-out how a company makes money by specifying where it is positioned […]


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc came with a certain amount of reserved hope – was this Sony Ericsson’s shining moment in the Android phone market or was it to be the demise of the company finally? Fortunately for mobile phone lovers and Sony Ericsson it was the former and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has gone from strength to strength. Why is this so and what are its best features?   Body We’re all vain […]

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