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EverJobs, Rocket Internet Job Portal, Will Present Challenge to Jobberman

EverJobs, Rocket Internet’s latest venture, has launched in Cameroon. The job listing site is claiming over 130 jobs in its first week of its launch, which starts its expansion move across Africa and Asia.   The firm announced this move in March and ...

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What African Start-Ups Need to Do to Hire and Keep Great Talent - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In Africa’s technology start-up scene, one of the most difficult challenges is attracting and retaining talent. The tools used by Silicon Valley, London, and Paris to hire top talent — namely stock options — seldom work in Africa. With limited ...

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AIF announces the 10 nominees for its annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards

What do an environmentally-friendly minicab, a water distillation system and a fire alert detector have in common?  They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) award this year, and are now ...

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JPL Financial Group - Raising Capital For Africa's Public Sector

JPL Financial Group's core service is to syndicate capital from Chinese investors (private and public) to government projects and private-sector businesses in emerging markets with particular focus on Africa. We provide top-rate investment advisory services to our Chinese clients who invest ...

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Cybersecurity Training In Nigeria - FASMICRO Institute

United States based FASMICRO Institute, a business of FASMICRO Group, has unveiled certificate and diploma online programs in the field of cybersecurity. The programs are designed to assist beginners and experienced professionals acquire modern and cutting-edge skills in cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity ...

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pwc

Today at the African CEO Forum of 2015 in Geneva, PwC (http://www.pwc.com) launches the first edition of its ‘Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity’ report, which details the potential of 20 African cities that we believe to be among the most dynamic and future focused on the continent. The report is part of PwC’s global Cities of Opportunity series and its analysis is structured around the critical issues of the business community as […]

mcb

The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB)  is affirming its growing African ambitions through its participation as one of the four Diamond Sponsors of the forthcoming Africa CEO Forum. This event, one of major rendezvous of the financial and corporate African scene, will welcome some 800 participants from 38 countries in Geneva on the 16th and 17th of March 2015 with discussions to be held in relation to the strategic priorities of the African private sector.   […]

internet

Before the internet, telecommunications was synonymous with phones run over copper lines. Today, “telecommunications” encompasses not only traditional one-on-one calls, but also conference calls, video conferencing, email, live chat, and more. In fact, the entire concept of telecommunications is now closely intertwined with internet technology.   So today, it is likely your house is connected to the internet via an optic fibre which is very fast. The expected minimum lifetime of this fibre is 60 […]

naira

The volume of non-performing loans in the Nigerian banking sector is set to rise further on the back of the devaluation of the naira amid weak global crude oil prices.   The nation’s weak currency is currently taking a huge toll on companies involved in manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods, driving down their revenue and bottom line.   Analysts say some of them may not be able to meet their loan obligations to banks as […]

orange money

As of today, customers of Orange Money in Côte d’Ivoire can use their mobile phones to send money to customers of Airtel Money in Burkina Faso, and vice versa. This partnership between Orange and Airtel enables Orange customers, for the first time, to send and receive money to or from people based in a country outside the Group’s footprint. In addition, thanks to the interconnection between the two operators’ mobile money platforms, it is also the […]

egypt

Richard Attias & Associates is organizing the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) (http://www.egyptthefuture.com), opening today for 3 days of exchanges in Sharm El Sheikh, under the patronage of H.E. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.  The meeting will bring together heads of state from over 20 countries and top global business leaders. The primary objective of the EEDC is to tell Egypt’s new story and that the country is on a new track, […]

jumia

Africa’s recent economic growth rates and rising youth population have meant more and more entrepreneurs are looking there for potential business opportunities. The typical strategy is to introduce new companies by recreating foreign business models on the continent. But for e-commerce start-ups, it’s not that easy.   To continue reading, click here.

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