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Fixing Africa’s Clusters of Inventions

More than five hundred years ago, the gross world product was flat as global economic growth was stagnant. In other words, generations of people that lived apart did not experience major changes in living standards. Though there were empires and ...

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Five Pillars for Building Africa’s Hi-Tech Sector

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco under the High Patronage of his ...

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Fifth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit Will Take Place In Morocco

The fifth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (#GES2014) (http://www.gesmarrakech2014.org) will take place on November 19 – 21, 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, the first time in an African nation.  The Summit, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will be ...

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Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam

In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus. According to company’s experts several mass mailings exploited this theme. A large part of the major theme mailings promoted products ...

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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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mike

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 […]

KenyaFlag

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.   […]

ICTD

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 […]

aliko-dangote.

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 […]

appcircus kenya

AppCircus arrived to the capital and largest city of Kenya, Nairobi. Through *iHub_Nairobi, the city’s  Innovation Hub for the technology community, the vent was organized on Sept 10th. The following developers pitched  their ideas.  AppCircus is a global traveling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps. The following apps are the winners, courtesy of iHub blog: Overall Winner: Msema Kweli: This is a mobile application that helps keep track of Community Development Fund projects […]

ndubuisi ekekwe

As technology develops, what customers expect from their companies develops too. There was a time when companies could operate without corporate websites or email contacts; now websites are the centerpiece of marketing and branding. Yet we cannot forget that most small firms did not adopt owing websites immediately. Though acquisition cost was relatively high then, the main factor was lack of clear benefits to their operations. There’s no question about that anymore. Just as corporate… […]

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