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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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The completed PriceWaterhouseCoopers audit of the NNPC has now been released after months of suppression. Untitled

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The McKinsey Global Institute forecasts that by 2030, the continent’s 18 largest cities will have a combined spending power of US$1.3tr.  However, although African cities are growing an unprecedented rate and creating huge commercial opportunities, there are great inequalities and there is also potential for social tension. One of Africa’s urbanisation experts, UCLG-A General-Secretary, Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi states that between 2010 and 2050, Africa’s average urban population is set to increase threefold, from 400m […]

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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 recover from cyber attacks. Also, in warfare, the game has gone beyond bullets and ammunitions. Nations wage cyber warfare where they work hard to steal digital assets and secrets of other countries. The 21st century […]

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TIGO Tanzania has today launched a brand new 4G LTE technology that will make it the biggest and fastest Internet network in the country.   The 4G LTE network means faster speeds to surf and download content from the Internet and make Skype calls. It also significantly enhances the customer experience for video streaming or conferencing. The new technology is about 5 times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the market.   The […]

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Established in Ghana in 2008, MEST  is a school of incubator for African Start-ups.  MEST offers aspiring African entrepreneurs a fully sponsored twelve month, intensive full-time program. Sourced from top graduates in Ghana and with the inclusion of Nigeria this year, 30 of these Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) are selected each year and receive comprehensive training across the spectrum of skills required to build successful tech businesses, including computer programming, software development, product management, finance, marketing, sales and […]

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Everjobs, Cameroon’s new online job portal, recently started its operations in Douala. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa, Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. Everjobs’s mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks. The website offers helpful tools and intuitive features, such as a CV creation tool, user-friendly site navigation, enhanced search filters, and professional […]

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 Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation today officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment. Participating schools will receive a Raspberry Pi hardware kit for students to build and operate their own weather station with the aim of gaining valuable skills spanning computing, meteorology and geography. Schools are encouraged to register their interest on […]

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