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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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Aviation Africa – Just Watch This Space

Organisers of the event, which brings together the aviation industry from the Middle East and the fast developing African market, have secured a sponsorship deal with luxury Swiss watch brand and aviation chronograph specialists, Breitling. One of the last remaining, ...

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AfricaEcommerce-Map

As e-commerce continues to gain popularity across the African continent, more effort needs to be paid towards facilitating flawless delivery to customers. This is further supported by the Global e-Commerce Logistics 2015(1) report which reveals that e-commerce logistics is rapidly changing to keep pace with this quickly evolving market.   This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, Head of Sales for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa who says that the delivery of goods purchased online is one […]

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Today, Malawi took a significant step towards creating a digital payment ecosystem in order to address poverty and drive inclusive growth. An event organized by the Government of Malawi with the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) Better Than Cash Alliance and Mobile Money for the Poor initiatives brought together digital payments players to accelerate the progress of digital finance in Malawi. The convening also marks the release of an in-depth analysis of the country’s readiness […]

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Microsoft   is embracing the new generation of lightweight, faster browsers like Google’s Chrome with a new name and branding for its Project Spartan browser project. The newly christened Edge browser will be part of the new Office 10 suite of products and was unveiled today at the Microsoft Build developer conference in San Francisco.     Microsoft Edge will be the only browser running on Microsoft Windows 10 mobile, but users can download the Edge […]

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On the occasion of the second edition of the BRVM Investment days , the regional stock exchange for the eight countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and many West-African companies have met investors from the London Stock Exchange.   The regional stock exchange Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM)  welcomes the success of the second edition of its BRVM Investment days, held on April 28 at the London Stock Exchange. “It […]

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Fasmicro Institute’s programs in cybersecurity (management, policy, technology and forensics) are designed for all classes of learners seeking to develop expertise in the respective fields, and advance their careers. Programs are entirely online and usually completed within 12 weeks (certificates) and 24 weeks (diplomas). Plus, the program creators are industry practitioners with solid academic backgrounds obtained from leading institutions around the world. They work in the technology fields and know what the industry demands.   […]

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A new report from PwC and Strategy& warns that the Power Sector is transforming fast and companies that don’t stay ahead of change are in danger. New market models and new business models will become established as a result of energy transformation and could quickly eclipse current company and country strategies.    The report, The Road Ahead: gaining momentum from energy transformation, finds global megatrends such as technological breakthroughs, rapid urbanisation and resource shifts are creating […]

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The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU, also known by its French acronym, UEMOA), is one of the strategic partners of the 1st edition of the EU-Africa B2B Forum (http://www.eu-africa-cc.org) to be held on 06 -08 May 2015 in Mons (Belgium), with Euronews as main media partner.   The UEMOA will present several investment projects, including projects on roads linking the most important West African cities, during a dedicated workshop. Other African Countries as […]

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