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Milonics Analytics Cybersecurity Practice

As internet penetration continues to advance in Africa, so are the perils that come with the increased degree of digital connectivity – cyber crime. However, most organizations lack both proper security plans and trained in-house staff to counter or quickly ...

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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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The government of Rwanda will create a new graduate engineering program in conjunction with a major U.S. university, a step toward building itself into an African technology hub 17 years after a genocidal conflict claimed nearly a million lives.   Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Jared L. Cohon, president of Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University, signed an agreement last month in Pittsburgh to establish and operate the program from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, where a new campus […]

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.     They have a spring program which […]

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Perhaps a decade or so ago, all mobile phones cost the same – really expensive. Nowadays, there’s a mobile phone for every budget. As a matter of fact, mobile phone manufacturers have subdivided their markets into different segments and have done the same for their units.   Because of this, we now have a variety of basic mobiles that retail for less than a hundred pounds. On the other end of the spectrum is the […]

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LG electronics, a leading electronic manufacturing company, has launched the much anticipated Optimus 3D smart phone which offers a full 3D experience of recording, viewing and sharing, into the Nigeria market.   The Managing Director, LG Electronics, West Africa, Mr. Jaeyoung Lee disclosed at the launching of the new device at Oriental Hotel, Lagos, that the LG Optimus 3D phone will bring a new experience that brought with it comfort and delight in phone usage. […]

vertu

Nokia‘s luxury unit that produces Nokia Vertu is growing at more than 50% annually as sales jump in China and Russia. These economies have people that have made money and they live the time with luxury goods. Vertu is not that stylish – the phone does not even have a camera. The differentiation is simply the diamond, rubies, gold and all the ornaments that decorate the phones.  The phones have no touchscreens and they still […]

wedding app

Wedding Plandroid is a lightweight app specifically designed to help brides and grooms plan for their big day. It allows users to manage their wedding budget, track their progress on a timeline of wedding orientated tasks, keep track of their vendors, as well as manage their guest list.   The budget section enables users to budget for over 100 wedding and honeymoon items (from a pre-loaded and organised list, which users can edited to suit […]

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Hey Jason, did you get $3m from a U.S. based fund? The Answer is No. And the explanation is direct and blunt – No.   Hey Jason, did you get $3m from a U.S. based fund? We truly want to know as that will change the narratives of the Nigerian tech industry. If true, then President  Jonathan should invite you and thank you for opening a new dawn in Nigeria’s startup ecosystem. We are commenting […]

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