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Experts on Cybersecurity in Africa

As internet penetration continues to advance in Africa, so are the perils that come with the increased degree of digital connectivity – cyber crime. However, most organizations lack both proper security plans and trained in-house staff to counter or quickly ...

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910 Million Mobile Subscriptions in Africa

With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business.   According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015 (http://www.apo.af/uwS8Ft), there were ...

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Top Security Tips for African e-Consumers

With Africa experiencing an e-Commerce revolution, more and more African consumers are looking for ways to protect themselves against scammers. According to Cristobal Alonso, CEO of MOBOfree.com  "African consumers need to adopt some key habits in order to avoid fraudsters."   Tips ...

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Africa’s Maker Movement Offers Opportunity for Growth - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In a glittering ceremony in Skhirat, Morocco, three African innovators emerged as winners in the annual Innovation Prize for Africa competition. The African Innovation Foundation, which organizes the event, focuses on identifying homegrown and scalable innovations that address local problems ...

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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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Omidyar Network announced an investment in Hotels.ng, the largest hotel-booking platform in Nigeria. The company provides an online marketplace to connect consumers to more than 14,000 small and medium hotels in the country, most with no prior digital presence.   The total deal was $1.2 million in a Series A funding. Another new information is that EchoVC participated in that deal.  

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WorldVentures, the leading international direct seller of vacation club memberships, has launched its highly anticipated DreamTrip app for members and Independent Representatives. DreamTrips are exclusively priced, curated group vacations to some of the most coveted destinations in the world. They are the signature product of WorldVentures which, in its 10th year, is emerging as a technology trendsetter in the direct-selling sector. From trip planning to social media sharing, the DreamTrips app is designed for greater […]

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PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT (SEHK: 6823), Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2015 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Connectivity Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award. This prestigious recognition follows Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the connectivity solutions market.     PCCW Global delivers various layers of critical infrastructure to SSA, including fiber and satellite transmission, Internet transit services, MPLS and Ethernet connectivity, and also […]

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As a part of the country’s efforts to increase IT exports and achieve ambitious economic goals, Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) helped setting out a number of partnership protocols and concluding business agreements between Egyptian companies and 17 leading African telecom companies, financial institutions and ICT enterprises, in 6 different African countries, in the framework of “Africa Together” program, Round II.   The program reflects the government commitment to accelerate economic growth by expanding […]

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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group  and leading pan-African full-service banking group, has announced the launch of a $110 million risk-sharing facility that will increase access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states in West and Central Africa.   The target countries face extreme and persistent poverty exceeding 50 percent of their populations, coupled with severe socio-economic challenges, such […]

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Omidyar Network today announced an investment in Hotels.ng, the largest hotel-booking platform in Nigeria. The company provides an online marketplace to connect consumers to more than 14,000 small and medium hotels in the country, most with no prior digital presence. The Series A round investment is part of Omidyar Network’s Consumer Internet & Mobile initiative, which focuses on supporting new digital solutions to connect people, enabling them to share ideas and do business more efficiently […]

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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 for Sage Payroll & HR’s International Division who says that African companies are facing stiffer competition for skills as economies grow, governments pump money into building infrastructure, and professionals are lured into the […]

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