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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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Cybersecurity Training In Nigeria - FASMICRO Institute

United States based FASMICRO Institute, a business of FASMICRO Group, has unveiled certificate and diploma online programs in the field of cybersecurity. The programs are designed to assist beginners and experienced professionals acquire modern and cutting-edge skills in cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity ...

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Presidential Election Likely to Result in Stalemate Inimical to Plans for Improved Security

Following Think Security Africa’s (TSA) report on security in Nigeria, their latest report on Nigeria’s 2015 presidential elections All Eyes on Nigeria, provides in-depth insight into the candidates, the politics, stakes, and likely outcome of Nigeria’s 2015 elections. ‘Nigeria is clearly ...

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MeeGo replaced by Tizen, Microsoft and Samsung sign a deal, Amazon launches Kindle Fire, and Microsoft begins Mango update – the midway point of the week was jam-packed with mobile phone news! This is a summary, courtesy of our UK partner, Best Mobile Contracts.   The Linux-based open source OS MeeGo is to be replaced by the Tizen project. MeeGo, the Nokia and Intel collaborative operating system, didn’t really take off despite the fact Nokia […]

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  Microsoft notes that Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango) is their largest and most feature-packed software refresh to date. In a blog entry, they noted that they have updates to fix some bugs. We have produced the instructions in entirety below:     Who’s first? Today we’re starting the roll out of Windows Phone 7.5 to more than 98 percent of existing Windows Phone customers. This is a simultaneous, coordinated, global update that cuts across […]


What does Virgin Atlantic have in common with Virgin Drinks? Or Virgin Records with Virgin Blue? They are part of the 400 companies scattered around the world that carry the Virgin name under the Virgin Group Ltd owned by maverick English tycoon Sir Richard Branson.   The group is a venture capital conglomerate that makes no pretense at having any business focus but generally takes companies in the travel, leisure, entertainment, media content and delivery, […]


Shoppers’ delight is a shopping application that assists shoppers to compare product prices across various supermarkets near them. With Shoppers’ Delight, every penny counts! The application goes further and gives shoppers a cross product price comparison thus providing them with the best priced product. Shoppers’ Delight is also aware  about  health concerns and provides an alternative healthier option to some selected products.   You do not need to move from supermarket to supermarket trying to […]


Although the media tablet war has inflicted an early casualty on the mobile PC industry with the demise of the netbook, the overall notebook market will live to fight another day, with shipments rising by 100 million units by 2015 partly because of the rising sales of PC tablets, according to new IHS iSuppli, a global research company.   Worldwide notebook unit shipments are expected to rise to 324.9 million in 2015, up 104.8 million […]


MasterCard Worldwide has made two new appointments in its Nigerian office as part of its business development strategy to grow the company’s operations and presence in Nigeria and across West Africa.   Omokehinde Ojomuyide was appointed Vice President of Business development for the West African business, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Ojomuyide joins MasterCard from Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), where she was based for five years, four of which were spent as the Head of Cards […]

convergence Africa

CONVERGENCE Africa is the platform that brings together the entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers and businesspeople who will fuel the continent’s burgeoning growth. This one-day conference is designed to be informative, practical, actionable and valuable. Featuring live Q&A sessions with Sir Richard Branson, Tony O. Elumelu and Fred Swaniker.   Convergence Africa is the platform that brings together the entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers and businesspeople who will accelerate Africa’s growth, combining keynote addresses, master classes and face-to-face interaction […]

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