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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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Over 1000 carefully selected entrepreneurs made up of young business owners residing in Nigeria and in the Diaspora will be meeting at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja on the 3rd  – 4th  of August for the debut of the highly anticipated Young Nigerians CEO’s Conference and Exhibition 2015.   The conference with the theme, “Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Building Economic Leaders for Tomorrow” will among other things, afford young entrepreneurs in Nigeria the […]

SIMBA

SimbaPay has announced the launch of its money transfer service to Nigeria. Using the SimbaPay app or website, Nigerians living in the UK can send money to any bank account or mobile phone in Nigeria instantly. SimbaPay charges zero fees for money transfers to Nigeria.   “We’re excited by the launch into Africa’s largest economy” said Nyasinga Onyancha, CEO for SimbaPay. “It’s awesome to be eliminitating high money transfer fees for Nigerians in the UK who are […]

UIA

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) (http://www.ugandainvest.go.ug)  announces that Uganda will host the Kampala Private Equity and Venture Capitalist Conference 2015 from 24th to 25th June 2015. This will be the first of its kind and will focus on providing alternative sources and financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).   The growth and development of SMEs, is among Government’s key priority areas which has been hampered by lack of affordable and appropriate finance for the investment […]

award

At the 5th edition of the annual Mobile Money Expo in Lagos, Nigeria, Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, won the very coveted ‘Financial Inclusion Platform of the Year’ Award. In recognition of its Financial Inclusion initiatives across Africa, Ingenico Group also received the Awards for ‘Best Mobile Money/Card Combination’ and ‘Best Data Monitoring Solution’.   Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) (http://www.ingenico.com) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and […]

skills

African leaders are warning that the continent’s lofty dreams may not be realized without a determined focus on information and communication technology (ICT), skills development and innovation.     Speaking during the opening session of the 10th edition of eLearning Africa conference, H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, emphasized that the African Union’s dreams of catalyzing an education and skills revolution are not going to be easily realized, unless the current […]

orange

Orange is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent.   The prize will recognize three projects with grants of 10,000, 15,000 and 25,000 euros, along with six months of support from Orange experts. The first prize will also be offered a patent registration in the country of the project’s […]

iweala

Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  has received an honorary Doctorate degree from Yale University, one of the United State of America’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.   The Minister was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters at Yale’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut Monday.   She will be only the second Nigerian in the university’s 314-year history to receive its highest honour after Nobel Laureate […]

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