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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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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Starting Business in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Out

Top Reasons Why It Is Difficult to Start a Business in Nigeria andthe Way Out Starting up a business in Nigeria can be very tough if the accurate strides and knowledge about the business is picked up before starting or investing ...

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By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices. As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as media tablet sales explode, the number of mobile Internet users will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.6% between 2010 and 2015. The newest release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that the impact of smartphone and, especially, media tablet adoption will […]

personal nutrition

Personal Nutritionist is an app designed to help people that want healthy living.  The app features  diet plan in days and sessions for healthy choices of diet food with the right combination emphasizing balanced diet. It also explains and suggests solutions of diet related diseases as well as Nutrition facts and tips.   Personal Nutritionist provides news and adverts, shares meal tables, shows nutrition content of local foods and foods from countries as well as […]


AOL has issued the following statement: “The TechCrunch acquisition has been a success for AOL and for our shareholders, and we are very excited about its future. Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch has decided to move on from TechCrunch and AOL to his newly formed venture fund. Michael is a world-class entrepreneur and we look forward to supporting his new endeavor through our investment in his venture fund. Erick Schonfeld has been named the […]


A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, flattening homes, reducing some bodies to dust and forcing a massive evacuation of the area amid fears that big pools of leaked fuel could ignite, police and Kenya Red Cross officials said.   At least 75 people died in the explosion and fire, said Charles Owino, a spokesman for Kenyan police. Police and Red Cross officials expected the death toll to rise.   […]


There is a scholarship opportunity that is  open now for anyone with the right skills to travel to Atlanta next year for ICTD which is sponsored by Microsoft. You can complete the application form here.   The conference organizers are eager to provide as many scholarships as possible to enable people to participate in the conference who might not otherwise be able to do so. The level of support will depend closely on the amount […]

paul allen oche

Many of our readers enjoyed the first post, this morning, on Behold The Engineer by our newest contributor. Paul Allen Oche is an electrical engineering graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka. He is also a poet  whose book is presently under review by a major U.S. publisher. We are very excited to welcome him to Tekedia. This is how he described himself, in his own words:   I live now on earth and would like […]


While we are waiting for the banks to become the new domain of  Nigeria’s multinational corporations, Dangote is doing that without much fanfare. The ultra politically connected mogul is expanding to other parts of Africa. In a new article by the Nation newspaper, Dangote Cement Plc  will establish more  cement plants in  Gabon, Congo, Algeria and Tanzania and they are using Chinese and German builders.   The construction of the planned cement plants, according to […]

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