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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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3-D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), and biotech/ healthcare IT jumped into the top five of disruptive technologies over the next three years, according to the 2014 KPMG Global Technology Innovation survey. The trio is among an incremental number of technologies that are gaining momentum, disrupting industries, and enabling new business models. 3-D printing, IoT, and biotech/ healthcare IT were each selected by more than twice as many respondents as last year to move up […]

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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 and is the second round of grants to be issued under the 4Afrika innovation grant programme, following the five startups selected at the beginning of 2014.   One of the goals of the Microsoft 4Afrika […]

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Nigeria’s Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication subscriber figures have hit the 130 million mark, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Juwah has said. Represented yesterday by the agency’s Director, Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, at the NCC Special Day at the on-going Abuja International Trade Fair, Juwah said another revolution in the sector is in the offing, adding that it would be spurred by the huge investment in infrastructure.   According to […]

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averda (http://www.averda.com), the global provider of integrated waste management services, showcased its new equipment dedicated to serve Casablanca, during an event organised by “La Ville de Casablanca” on September 4th 2014. averda was awarded the long-term waste management contract by the city of Casablanca earlier this year.   averda is bringing international expertise and new technology fleet, systems and equipment to the Moroccan market to ensure the city’s waste management needs are met as efficiently […]

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Telecoms operator Telecel Zimbabwe is partnering with local insurance company, Zimnat Lion, to roll out a mobile insurance product that offers Telecel subscribers Funeral, Hospital and local and international Travel Cover through their Telecel lines. The new service, called Telecare, offers an affordable and convenient package to cover most basic needs.   Telecare insurance will bring safe, secure and affordable mobile insurance the company has said. Head of Marketing, Clever Isaya, said the initiative was unique […]

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Cyber attacks cause very real and tangible damage to businesses, not only in terms of financial losses, but in terms of damage to reputation. Risk management is one factor in the prevention and mitigation chain, as it is essentially the forecasting and evaluation of risks, as well as the identification of protocols and systems that can be used to minimise their impact, or avoid them completely.   However, this discipline is extremely hard to apply to […]

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Brian is leading a workshop in NYC on Tuesday, September 30th on Term Sheets, Cap Tables and Company Valuations for Digital Undivided‘s 2014 FOCUS100 Fellows. He compiled his Tekedia posts (PDF) for the workshop attendees. We share them here for your convenience.  

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