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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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A major part of the problem I see amongst poor, underdeveloped and developing countries in Africa, I believe, gets solved by dealing with the mindset of the African community in all areas of both leadership and followership.How can Africa begin to be self-dependent in an area like technology for instance, when we ought to breed first, world class scientists and technologists that could stand globally in a modern technological era like ours.   I see […]

rainbow racer

Compete in your country, region or against the whole world – it’s your choice. Use the phone’s accelerometer to pace though levels.Play Rainbow Racer game.   What is it!? It’s a physics-based racing game that allows you to share your scores per region. Compete in your country, region or against the whole world – it’s your choice. Use the phones accelerometer to pace though levels. Try to achieve the quickest time possible and you could […]


Google has SMS interface for Gmail now in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire.   As many of you know, we’ve created a way for you to chat with your friends via Gmail, even when they are offline. As a Gmail user, you can send SMS to your friends for free, and when your friends reply, they will be charged the same as a regular SMS.   SMS from Gmail, already available in several Sub-Saharan Africa countries […]


Riding on its promise to provide more value to subscribers on its network, leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has launched new pocket-friendly packages tailored for corporate organisations, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), post-paid individuals and BlackBerry users.   The new packages, which offer attractive tariffs including generous data volumes, will now make it possible for Airtel customers on this platforms to communicate freely with ease and use their data enabled devices without burning holes […]


Thanks to its strong brand image as well as astute product and price positioning, Apple’s iPad has enjoyed overwhelming success. As a result, the global media tablet market has exceeded growth expectations since tablets were released to the market at the beginning of the second quarter of 2010, reports IHS iSuppli.   IHS predicts global media tablet shipments will reach 60 million units in 2011, up 245.9 percent from 17.4 million in 2010. Shipments are […]


A resolution authorizing the board of directors of Nigeria’s FCMB to acquire Finbank Plc was on Thursday in Lagos approved by the shareholders of the bank.   The approval at an Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) also include the bank’s proposed investment in Finbank using a wholly –owned subsidiary, FCMB investments Limited on the terms and subject to the condition specified in the transaction implementation agreement.     Shareholders of Intercontinental bank, Oceanic Bank, Access […]

milking the rhino

The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program at Penn State will be hosting a global competition called Milking the Rhino: Innovative Solutions Showcase and would like to invite students in all disciplines to participate.   Milking the Rhino: Innovative Solutions Showcase is created for students from all disciplines as a venue to foster critical thinking about sustainable community development, developmental entrepreneurship, and the role of technology in enabling new solutions to global inequities.   […]

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