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[Apply] Total Young Graduate Programme in Africa

Total founded the Young Graduate Programme in April 2014 – an innovative initiative aimed at young graduates from more than 40 of the countries in Africa and Middle East in which we operate. The programme is an opportunity for them ...

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Improving Innovation in Africa - Harvard Business Review - Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research, funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology, shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways ...

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Jumia Had $32M Loses in 2014, Revenue was $28M

People, be ready for the long-haul if you are going into the e-commerce sector. It demands a lot of efforts and money. You need to build logistics and become your own Post Office. Unlike in America, where there are postal ...

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Nairobi Is Africa's Most Intelligent City

For a second year in a row, Kenya's busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa -- failing, however, to make it to the world's top seven finalists. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, "intelligent ...

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2014 Breach Level Index -- Data Breaches Increased 49% to 1 billion Data Records

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase ...

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Tekedia has confirmed that YooMee is for real. We have accordingly removed the question sign in the earlier post. That post is getting a lot of traction, especially from All Business Africa group in LinkedIn. So, we decided to check and behond, YooMee Cameroon is rocking Africa with 4G. Wow – when are they coming to Nigeria? Why not Lagos, YooMee. Why not? We are still using 3G networks here and the likes of MTN, […]


Nominations are now open for the 2012 Champions of the Earth the United Nations’ flagship environment award that recognizes outstanding visionaries and leaders in the fields of policy, science, entrepreneurship and civil society action.   Next year’s award ceremony comes in the run up to Rio+20 or two decades after the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 that established treaties on biodiversity, climate change and land desertification and set the course for contemporary sustainable development. It […]


There is a new app for you to download from Fasmicro App Store. The name of the app is Music Downloader and it was uploaded by WebWeb/Kittypad. This is how the Android app is described in the store.     Mp3 search Most stable mp3 search on Android, search millions of free mp3 in the internet by search engine and easy to download. Create ringtones from your own music library, or record new ones on […]


Olalashe (which means “brother” in Maasai) is a geo-alert application that can help you communicate when you’re in trouble, through a widget that can send your location and a pre-set message to your ‘In Case of Emergency’ contacts with the push of a button.   This app won the Social/Communication category of  Google Android Developer Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa. By the press of just ONE button, multiple pre-selected people get sent an SMS and\or email with […]


Nigeria’s minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Mobola Johnson on Friday reiterated the commitment of the new ministry to work closely with the Federal Government to facilitate efficient and effective use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to create transparency and accountability in Nigeria.   The minister who disclosed this in Lagos while unveiling the ministry road-map to stakeholders at a round table on “Creation of a Digital Economy and Information Society in Nigeria”, said government is […]


The search engine of Google Inc. is no doubt the quintessential tool for anyone. It serves as a link to popular games, important research as well as a means to organize the Internet in order to make information readily accessible to everyone. That is exactly what the two guys behind the phenomenon, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, had in mind when they created their search system.   From a privately held Internet search and cloud […]

wangari maathai

Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and patron of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Billion Tree Campaign, has died in Nairobi. She was 71 years old.   Professor Maathai was one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, internationally recognized for her commitment to democracy, human rights and conservation.   She founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, encouraging women in rural Kenya to plant trees in order to […]

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