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[Apply] Total Young Graduate Programme in Africa

Total founded the Young Graduate Programme in April 2014 – an innovative initiative aimed at young graduates from more than 40 of the countries in Africa and Middle East in which we operate. The programme is an opportunity for them ...

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Improving Innovation in Africa - Harvard Business Review - Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research, funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology, shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways ...

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Jumia Had $32M Loses in 2014, Revenue was $28M

People, be ready for the long-haul if you are going into the e-commerce sector. It demands a lot of efforts and money. You need to build logistics and become your own Post Office. Unlike in America, where there are postal ...

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Nairobi Is Africa's Most Intelligent City

For a second year in a row, Kenya's busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa -- failing, however, to make it to the world's top seven finalists. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, "intelligent ...

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2014 Breach Level Index -- Data Breaches Increased 49% to 1 billion Data Records

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase ...

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award

About  70 outstanding African women agricultural scientists have been awarded a 2015 fellowship from African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) (http://www.awardfellowships.org). The winners have been publicly announced this week in Nairobi, Kenya, where they have convened for an orientation workshop.   This years’ laureates were selected from among an impressive cadre of 1,109 applicants from 11 African countries. These scientists and researchers, will benefit from AWARD’s two-year career-development program that is focused on accelerating agricultural gains […]

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Interswitch has made its first investment in Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa focused technology driven ecommerce logistics and warehousing firm. ACE has developed and rolled out a new cutting-edge technology to track, deliver and collect payments seamlessly for and on-behalf of its clients. The company will receive an initial investment of US$850,000 from the Interswitch ePayment Growth Fund to enable management execute its West Africa expansion plans.   ACE is an indigenous […]

voguepay

- Invests US$850,000 in Nigeria’s Leading eCommerce Logistics and Warehouse Management Firm ACE (Africa Courier Express)    Interswitch, a leading pan-African integrated payment, processing and transaction switching company, announces the launch of a new US$10 million ‘ePayment Growth Fund’. The fund is intended to serve as a catalyst for funding innovation and disruptive business concepts within the payment industry across Africa. Interswitch is seeking to collaborate with African entrepreneurs and start-up businesses developing innovative products […]

safer internet

Google is celebrating safer internet with kids across Africa:   At Google, the safety of our users is a top priority. Whether it’s creating easy-to-use tools to help you manage your information online or fighting the bad guys behind the scenes, we’re constantly investing to make Google the best service you can rely on, with security and privacy features that work for you. This is why Safer Internet Day is important to us.  Since 2004, […]

jumia

People, be ready for the long-haul if you are going into the e-commerce sector. It demands a lot of efforts and money. You need to build logistics and become your own Post Office. Unlike in America, where there are postal systems, in Africa, you need to build your own.   So, these e-commerce companies are not making money. They are there because they have war-chest of tons of cash to burn. Never think you can […]

cybersecurity

Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an “unprecedented cyber robbery”, claims a new report. Computer security firm Kaspersky Lab estimates $1bn has been stolen in the attacks, which it says started in 2013 and are still ongoing.   A cybercriminal gang with members from Russia, Ukraine and China is responsible, it said.   Kaspersky said it worked with Interpol and Europol on the investigation. It said the attacks had taken place […]

vestel

Vestel is looking for trade partners/customers for Home Appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, cooking appliances, dishwashers, air conditioners), Flat TV, Mobile Phones business in all Africa. Vestel can develop special projects according to the individual needs of the markets.   Vestel a worldwide producer of home appliances and consumer electronics in OEM and ODM is located in Turkey. The company manufactures high quality products under many of the A brands (including Japanese Companies where quality is […]

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