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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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Top 26 Hubs in Africa from AfriLabs

ActivSpaces ActivSpaces is an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Established in 2009, ActivSpaces was one of the earliest African coworking spaces to provide free and open access to members actively pursuing technology-based ventures. Based in Buea, ...

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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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Being connected at all times is a must. There are very few people who would be willing to go even a few hours without their internet access. Everything we do today involves using the internet in some way or another. Additionally, everyone wants to do the things they need to do with the internet as fast as possible. This demand just keeps rising, so everyone is looking for ways to make their internet fun faster. […]

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There are a lot of things that can distract someone from doing their work. From annoying co-workers to stress from home, there are so many things that can distract a person at work that it is amazing that anyone gets any work done at all. One of the biggest distractions that people have been struggling with more and more is technology.   Technology can be a very valuable tool in the workplace, but it can […]

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Orange (http://www.orange.com) and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. The service has already been launched in Mali and will be rolled-out in several other African countries, including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Niger, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during the first half of 2015.   The partnership aims to […]

New York Forum

The 4th edition of the New York Forum AFRICA (NYFA) (http://www.ny-forum-africa.com), the world’s leading pan-African business summit, will now take place on August 29-31 2015 in Libreville, Gabon under the High Patronage of His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of the Gabonese Republic.   The dates have been changed to coincide with the 14th AGOA Forum, the first time this Forum has ever been held in Central Africa. Gabon was chosen as the host nation […]

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Throughout her more than two decade tenure as an Executive Coach and Vice President inside Corporate America, Vivian Ciampi has seen millions of dollars senselessly lost merely due to ineffective communication. “It’s imperative for achievement-oriented professionals to communicate well in all aspects of their job, as doing so can be the key to cutting through the bureaucracy of an organization and taking control of one’s career as opposed to feeling like a victim of circumstance,” […]

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The poor performance of Samsung’s mobile phone business continues as it has been overtaken as the biggest smartphone maker in India by local company Micromax.   Samsung’s mobile division has not been having a very good time of late. 2014 was annus horribilis for the company’s mobile phone business, culminating in the news announced last week that the final quarter of the year had seen a 64% drop in profits from the beleaguered division.   […]

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Tuesday stated that a greater degree of business and investment certainty had been introduced in the Nigeria’s Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).   NERC said in Abuja that NESI had finally attained the much-awaited TEM, whereby wholesale buying and selling of electricity was now based on contractual and regulatory rules, which is binding on all operators in the market.   The NERC had officially declared the Transitional Electricity Market […]

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