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Simple Technology that Makes Any Business More Efficient

There have been so many new technologies to sweep the business world over the past few years. Every business feels obligated to have the latest and best of all these new technologies. Many businesses fear that they will become obsolete ...

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The Best Ways to Build Brand Recognition with Technology

Brand recognition is essential for any business. Businesses need to have the general public recognize their brand and logo and understand the message that comes with that brand. This is one of the most difficult and time consuming tasks that ...

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The Pros and Cons of Having Personal Technology in the Office

The Pros and Cons of Having Personal Technology in the Office Everyone never leaves the house with at least a few things. For most people, it is keys, wallet, and mobile phone. It is true that almost everyone has their mobile ...

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Towards A Business Model For Funding African Startups – 2 Years Later

Towards A Business Model For Funding African Startups – 2 Years Later[i]  Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   Editor’s Note: This article which is also available here (PDF) is exclusive for Tekedia. While you can link it from your platforms, do not copy verbatim. Contact Tekedia ...

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Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

by Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria     Indeed to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had ...

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Muniro

ERSTWHILE Executive Commissioner Operations in the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mounir H. Gwarzo has taken over from outgoing Director General of the Commission, Ms. Arunma Oteh, in acting capacity.   This was announced by Oteh at a formal handover ceremony in the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Monday.   Oteh, while handing over to Gwarzo, described her five year tenure at the commission as absolutely outstanding, attributing it to the co-operation she received from every member […]

internet_society

A new report, “Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem,” (https://www.internetsociety.org/localcontenthosting) co-authored by Mr. Kende and Karen Rose, Senior Director, Internet Society’s Office of Strategy and Research, uses Rwanda as a case study in exploring those dynamics, working in close partnership with the Ministry of Youth and ICT (MyICT) in Rwanda and the Rwanda Information and Communication Technology Association (RICTA).  While focused on Rwanda, the situation there is common in many developing countries. […]

fundraising

Helios Investment Partners, a London-based group founded almost a decade ago by Nigerian born deal makers has raised Africa’s first $1 billion plus private equity fund.   The size of the deal points to the growing appetite for African investments by global investors. The strong growth has encouraged other prominent private equity funds such as the Carlyle Group to launch Africa focused funds. Dealmaking on the continent has been robust with recent groundbreaking transactions like […]

nigeria

The slump in global oil prices is expected to hit Africa’s economies will likely have more far reaching implications for countries facing elections and states heading for first oil.   With the price of Brent crude at five in a half year lows, Africa’s top oil producers, Nigeria, Angola, Libya and Algeria face growing fiscal challenges because more than 70 percent of these countries’ revenue stems from oil production.   Deutsche Bank and the International […]

fasmicrogroup

Syndicating capital can be challenging. Over the past decade FASMICRO Group has developed an approach that we believe optimizes the chances of success. At its heart lie 3 core principles – Enhanced Fedeback, Maximized Efficiency and Aligned Interests. Our approach is characterized by a number of key features: Relationship based Our professionals have deep relationships with our investing Chinese partners. Specialist knowledge We believe that a detailed understanding of the project and the market in […]

internet

About 156.4 million Nigerians, out of a population of 170 million, the bulk of whom are rural dwellers, have no access to real broadband connectivity, due to the refusal of some state governments and their respective agencies to speed up the process of granting Right of Way (RoW) permits required for the deployment of requisite fibre infrastructure, BusinessDay can now reveal.   Market observers are of the view that Nigeria may fail to meet the […]

power

FASMICRO Group works to provide world-class intermediary services between our Chinese investing partners and African project owners. Our goal is to ensure quality capital availability to drive development in Africa.   We work as advisors, partnering with our African clients and investing partners. We bring the full breadth of our consulting expertise and local knowledge alongside direct investing experience to every partnership we pursue.   Specifically, we offer the following services:   o    Investment […]

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