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African Organisations Should Focus On The Following Areas to Boost HR Performance

Businesses across major African economies such as Kenya and Nigeria are coming under increasing pressure to align their strategies for retaining talent, compensating employees and engaging with their workforces with good international practices.   That’s according to Gerhard Hartman, Head of Department ...

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Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Winners

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy in Skhirat, Morocco, researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 ...

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Savannah Fund’s First Bitcoin-Related Investment Is BitFinance of Zimbabwe

The fourth Savannah Fund accelerator class is underway. BitFinance, a bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe, is one of four startups selected from a list of over 150 applications from across Africa. They will receive a seed fund of between $25K and ...

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Accountancy Pprofession Vital to African Economic Confidence

ICAEW, a world leader in the accountancy and finance profession, will address an audience of over 1500 accountancy and finance delegates from across Africa at the 3rd biennial congress. Hosted by the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the ...

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Cybersecurity And Digital Forensics Training In Nigeria

Introduction With the advent of dangerous malicious codes like Flame and Stuxnet, it has become evident that nations or institutions can electronically wage wars against enemies or competitors. As the risks of traditional wars abate, Internet has since evolved as the ...

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All Amber Ltd, the organiser of premier mobile-related events in Africa, today announced plans for its third annual Mobile Web in Africa conference.  The series of events, which will take place in the week of 21st November 2011, will cater to the entire range of individuals involved in the African mobile sector.   The events include the end of year Mobile Monday Jo’burg celebration, a day dedicated entirely to Mobile Marketing and the flagship two-day […]


Five computer chipmakers, including IBM and Intel will create a nanotechnology hub in New York, Bloomberg reports. They are committing $4.4 billion over five years for the venture. One part of the project led by IBM will spend $3.6 billion to develop two next-generation computer chips that will be used in supercomputers and consumer electronics. The other parts will focus on silicon wafers which are used to create integrated circuits or microchips.   The venture […]


Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the skilled nonprofit professionals. The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-month, direct-service fellowship offered twice a year (March and September). Fellows serve at Host Organizations such as Ashoka, the Grameen Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen, the UN Foundation, Oxfam, WWF, and the U.S. Peace Corps. In addition to serving at an organization related to their experience, Fellows will learn leadership skills and nonprofit best practices while networking […]

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Defying some expectations that Apple today would introduce the iPhone 5—an entirely new model supporting 4G—the company instead rolled out the iPhone 4S, an incremental update of the existing iPhone 4. This confirms the IHS  outlook issued in July that the new iPhone introduced by Apple in 2011 likely would not include the next-generation 4G technology known as Long Term Evolution (LTE). IHS continues to expect that Apple will introduce an LTE-capable iPhone 5 when […]


General Motor’s OnStar vehicle  navigation service said that it will not collect data on the driving habits of customers that cancel their subscriptions. Three U.S. senators have informed the auto giant that they were against their initial plan, before this reversal. OnStar delivers navigation and security features via a car’s global positioning system and had previously told its 6 million customers in an email that it would continue to collect information from their vehicles even […]


Truly, we got this newletter and thought that Google has a new phone. It turned out that featurephone is a word for any type of phone. Right? This is a communication from Google, informing Gmail users that they can use any phone with Gmail.   It’s very easy for anyone to get a Gmail account. It’s free. All you have to do is go to a computer and sign up. You can even sign up […]

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 Mobile Web in Africa 2011 is here.  It is officially open for registration.  A few important points of note from the organizers:   At the 2010 event a staggering 91% of attendees rated it as “better” or “much better” than any other event they had attended. We utilise an Interactive Roundtable Seating Format, which massively improves attendees on the day experience and return on their investment. As with both previous sell-out events in 2009 and […]

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