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  • 11 Rare Inside Photos and Videos Of Aso Rock Presidential Villa

    Buzz Nigeria
    Editorial Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Aso Rock Presidential Villa is the Nigerian Presidential Complex which houses the residence and office of the Nigerian President. It is variously known as Aso Villa, The Villa, Aso Rock and State House. It is located in Abuja which is the federal capital territory. Aso Rock Presidential Villa is a national monument, it neither belong to the […]
  • Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown ends

    BBC News - Africa
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
  • Judge Questions Plea Deal With Man Tied to Lethal Qaeda Bombings

    NYT > Africa
    By BENJAMIN WEISER
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    In Manhattan federal court, Lewis A. Kaplan noted that Adel Abdul Bary, who passed messages for Osama bin Laden, was initially charged with multiple murder counts.
  • TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year

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    Oluniyi Ajao
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    15/09/2014, London, Nairobi - Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) today announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to global mobile communications leader Blackberry, in TLcom’s second profitable... Read more The post TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year appeared first on techbaron.
  • TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year

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    Oluniyi Ajao
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    15/09/2014, London, Nairobi - Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) today announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to global mobile communications leader Blackberry, in TLcom’s second profitable... Read more The post TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year appeared first on techbaron.
 
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  • TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year

    Oluniyi Ajao
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    15/09/2014, London, Nairobi - Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) today announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to global mobile communications leader Blackberry, in TLcom’s second profitable... Read more The post TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year appeared first on techbaron.
  • PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

    Oluniyi Ajao
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:37 am
    PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party.... Read more The post PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe… appeared first on techbaron.
  • Amazon.com is on Fire!

    Oluniyi Ajao
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Amazon.com is on Fire, literally and figuratively. The trend has been to consume TV shows, blockbuster movies and music - over the internet - where access to decent broadband and a HDTV is not a problem. After all, who wants to rely on the... Read more The post Amazon.com is on Fire! appeared first on techbaron.
  • Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014

    Oluniyi Ajao
    29 Oct 2013 | 9:39 pm
    New Partnership to Bring .xyz to Africa and the Rest of the World Web4Africa, an industry-leading web and e-commerce service provider in Africa, has partnered with XYZ.COM LLC and its Founder, Daniel Negari, to be the first registrar in Africa to... Read more The post Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014 appeared first on techbaron.
  • BBM for Android and iPhone here, finally

    Oluniyi Ajao
    21 Oct 2013 | 3:19 pm
    BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone have finally been released systematically. In Africa, BBM for Android would initially be exclusive to Samsung smartphones between 22nd and 24th October, and then to other devices from 25th October... Read more The post BBM for Android and iPhone here, finally appeared first on techbaron.
 
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  • TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year

    Oluniyi Ajao
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    15/09/2014, London, Nairobi - Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) today announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to global mobile communications leader Blackberry, in TLcom’s second profitable... Read more The post TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year appeared first on techbaron.
  • PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

    Oluniyi Ajao
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:37 am
    PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party.... Read more The post PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe… appeared first on techbaron.
  • Amazon.com is on Fire!

    Oluniyi Ajao
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Amazon.com is on Fire, literally and figuratively. The trend has been to consume TV shows, blockbuster movies and music - over the internet - where access to decent broadband and a HDTV is not a problem. After all, who wants to rely on the... Read more The post Amazon.com is on Fire! appeared first on techbaron.
  • Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014

    Oluniyi Ajao
    29 Oct 2013 | 9:39 pm
    New Partnership to Bring .xyz to Africa and the Rest of the World Web4Africa, an industry-leading web and e-commerce service provider in Africa, has partnered with XYZ.COM LLC and its Founder, Daniel Negari, to be the first registrar in Africa to... Read more The post Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014 appeared first on techbaron.
  • BBM for Android and iPhone here, finally

    Oluniyi Ajao
    21 Oct 2013 | 3:19 pm
    BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone have finally been released systematically. In Africa, BBM for Android would initially be exclusive to Samsung smartphones between 22nd and 24th October, and then to other devices from 25th October... Read more The post BBM for Android and iPhone here, finally appeared first on techbaron.
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  • Barcamp Nairobi 2014 Edition

    hash
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Barcamp Nairobi 2014 is set to begin, seven years after the first one was held. It’s one of those events that brings people out of the woodwork around the city, where techies who don’t normally meet end up having great conversations, and relationships are formed. This Saturday, Aug 30th at 08:00, your chance to lead a conversation on something interesting begins. Nailab and iHub are hosting it, and we’re expecting 400 people to show up for the event. Go register now, if you haven’t already, it’s free. It was while sitting around after Barcamp Nairobi 2008 that…
  • Kazi ya Mkono

    hash
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Entrepreneurs who succeed are hungrier, and they get their hands dirty. A couple stories: The Coffee Man Pete Owiti is a coffee connoisseur, he learned the trade back in the late 90’s as one of Java House Nairobi’s earliest baristas, became one of the best in Kenya, winning global barista competitions and then went to the US and Canada to do even more coffee training and serving. When I moved back to Kenya in 2009 to get the iHub going, we wanted a coffee bar in the space. I put out a call for proposals, and he was one of three that responded. By that time he had moved on from…
  • An Undersea Cable History and Primer

    hash
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    There’s a great resource that Built Visible has just written about the history and power dynamics of the internet’s undersea cables. It’s well worth a read, if even to just get a snapshot view of the surveillance programs that governments use to tap information, as well as seeing a map that plays by year to see how it all got built out. The world’s undersea cables, mapped over time
  • A BRCK Journey

    hash
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:06 am
    We’re about to ship our first orders of BRCKs next week, on July 17th. Tomorrow (Wed, July 9th) we have a launch event happening at Sarit Centre for our Nairobi friends and media, starting at 9am, where we take over our partner Sandstorm‘s store for the day. We’ll be there all day, so come on buy if you can make it. You’ll be able to use the devices and ask questions from anyone on the BRCK team. The BRCK is a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device which connects people and things to the internet in areas of the world with poor infrastructure, all managed via a…
  • Maker Faire Africa comes to Jo’Burg

    hash
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Maker Faire Africa was first held in Ghana in 2009, then Kenya 2010, Egypt 2011, Nigeria 2012 and now in South Africa 2014. It’s been an amazing thing to be a part of, and the best is to be there and see the local ingenuity, the practical inventions that are made by some of the smartest and scrappiest people in Africa. Makers from across Africa will join ZA Makers for 4-days of meet-ups, mash-ups, workshops, and seed-starting ideas for new collaborations in open innovation across the continent. When: Sept 3-6, 2014 Where: WITS (University of the Witwatersrand), exact location TBD Who:…
 
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  • Rungwe Avocado Company

    Emeka Okafor
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    From AWF:The southern highlands of Tanzania are an invaluable ecosystem—but may also prove fertile grounds for agriculture.This region features the largest and most important montane grassland in Tanzania, making it a critical ecosystem. At the same time, the government of Tanzania has targeted this area for development as part of an agricultural corridor that will help increase Tanzania’s economy and food security. A sustainable agricultural enterprise and proper zoning here, however, will help stabilize land use. Smart investing will protect land and livelihoods. African Wildlife…
  • Macrowaste Mail

    Emeka Okafor
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    A BBC profile: ''This is the site designated for us by the town hall. We have been appalled to discover there is no safety provision. Men, women and children walk through the site. But our company is a going concern. What are we to do with the rubbish?'' asks the 30-year-old general manager of Macrowaste. Authorities have given start-up company Macrowaste the go-ahead to operate their rubbish collection in Bamako, even though the city does not have a functioning waste disposal plant. The company is expected to do exactly as the city does with its own dozen dustcarts: fly-tip on spare land.
  • Conservation - Themed Primary Schools

    Emeka Okafor
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    A novel type of education hub? CNN reports: image courtesy of MASS designOver the next decade, the African Wildlife Foundation is building 15 conservation-themed primary schools in some of Africa's most remote regions -- areas that are also highly strategic from an environmental standpoint. The schools are designed to be state-of-the-art, built with attractive faculty housing that will hopefully lure some of Africa's best teachers. MASS DESIGN GROUPIn exchange, the organization not only helps to shape young minds to further the cause, but gets written agreement from the local community to set…
  • Fiiri Bandhiga

    Emeka Okafor
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    For Somali entrepreneurs: Fiiri Bandhiga is a convention scheduled on September 21, 2014 in London. 32 Somali entrepreneurs living in the UK, and working in diverse fields such as fashion, cuisine, media, agriculture and development have been selected. By reuniting business leaders from all fields under the same roof, Fiiri Bandhiga aims to provide Somali entrepreneurs with the possibility of expanding their businesses in the UK and internationally. Fiiri Bandhiga will offer a breeding ground for new ideas and will facilitate the exchange and networking between Somali entrepreneurs. Fiiri…
  • Qelasy - Education Tablet Computer

    Emeka Okafor
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tamasin Ford reporting at the BBC.Thierry N'Doufou founder of Qelasy: "We continue to go to school here as we went to school 100 years ago," says the 36-year-old entrepreneur. "The same heavy backpack, the same blackboard with the same chalk." And that heavy backpack is what Mr N'Doufou is hoping to lighten by introducing a bespoke tablet computer made specifically for schools in Ivory Coast. Taking a tablet Two years ago, he came up with Qelasy, Africa's first educational tablet. "We thought about how to build a digital backpack; a tablet that will replace books, textbooks, notepads."More…
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  • Williams Convocation Address: “Bibliolarceny and the Size of the Universe”

    Ethan
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    My alma mater, Williams College, begins the academic year with a convocation, a ceremony for seniors, faculty and a small number of alumni who are being honored with the college’s Bicentennial medal, an award for “distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor”. I was honored to be one of those medal recipients this year, and the college asked me to address the students. My remarks follow below. If the job of a commencement address is to offer students thoughts on how to exit college and enter the world, a convocation address can urge students to make the best of their…
  • A public apology – on screwing up by not questioning assumptions – my talk at #BIF10

    Ethan
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    I spoke this morning at the tenth incarnation of BIF, Business Innovation Factory, an annual conference in Providence, RI that focuses on storytelling. It’s got a lot less product promotion and self-celebration than many conferences on innovation, and more personal stories, which is why I always enjoy attending. So I thought I’d share a personal story that I’m still digesting and the questions it raises for me. If it reads a little differently from most of my writing, the context helps explain why. About a month ago, I wrote an article about a simple idea. I asked whether…
  • Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story

    Ethan
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Saturday August 9, 2014. After his body lay in the hot street for four hours, Ferguson residents took to the streets to protest his killing. Brown’s death, the ensuing protest and the militarized police response opened a debate about race, justice and policing in America that continues today. I heard about Michael Brown’s death for the first time on the evening of the 9th, through Twitter. Sarah Kendzior, a St. Louis-based journalist, was retweeting accounts of the protest, and other Twitter friends who write about…
  • News reports on Michael Brown’s death: how do mourners become a “mob”?

    Ethan
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Around noon on Saturday, an 18-year old African American teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a local police officer in Ferguson, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. Accounts differ as to the events that preceded the shooting. The St. Louis County Police Department has said that Brown and another man struggled with an officer and pushed him back into his squad car, then attempted to seize the officer’s gun; a witness says that a police officer told Brown to walk on the sidewalk instead of the street, grabbed Brown after he exchanged words with the officer and shot the young man,…
  • The biography I’m waiting for: Bambaataa and the parallel universe of hip hop

    Ethan
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I wrote a book review, of sorts, last week about Walter Isaacson’s book on Steve Jobs and my concern that biographies, as a genre, celebrate a “great man” theory of history. While I remain convinced that we need more biographies of teams, of successful collaborations (an idea that Nathan Matias furthers in his post today on acknowledgement and gratitude), I do have a dark secret to admit: I periodically dream about becoming a biographer. This isn’t because I believe in the biography as a form. It’s because there are people I find so fascinating, I’d enjoy…
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    格安の名刺・チラシ印刷なら│アンティリオン印刷

  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「激安名刺ドットコム」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    イラストレーターデータ入稿専門店で、最短当日発送のスピーディな対応が魅力的な会社です。 データ入稿はWeb上で簡単に出来るから簡単に注文出来るのがポイント。 最新のオンデマンド印刷機を使用していて、高品質で格安の名刺を提供してくれます! 好みに合わせて用紙も5種類から選べるのが特徴。 サンプルの請求も出来るので実際に目で見て選べるのも嬉しいですね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「イロドリ」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    業界ナンバーワンが謳い文句の激安さが魅力的な会社です! 実際、どの印刷もとてもリーズナブルな価格で、配送料無料や無料校正などの豊富なサービスが受けられるのが特徴。 納品もスピーディで、24時間いつでも注文を受け付けており急ぎの場合は即日配送にも対応してくれます。 納品時間の細かい指定が出来るのもポイントです。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「マヒトデザイン」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    業界最安値を目指している格安さと短期納品が魅力的な印刷会社です。 ウェブ上で作成した名刺の構成確認が出来るシステムを採用し、お互いが効率的に作業が行えるだけではなくその効率化によって浮いたコスト分価格が抑えられています。 また、14時までに完全なデータの入稿が出来た場合には当日の発送が可能なのもポイント。 最短で翌日には手にすることが出来るため、急ぎで名刺が必要な時などにとても助かりますね。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「キングプリンターズ」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    常に最新の印刷設備を導入し、高品質で最短当日の納品などを可能としている会社です。 依頼主の事を第一に考えた丁寧な対応が人気で、どのような質問や要望にも徹底的に応えてくださいます。 また、新しい事を柔軟に考えてチャレンジする積極性から他では見られない「うちわ印刷」や「金券印刷」など、珍しい印刷を行なっているのも特徴です。…
  • 名刺・チラシ印刷 「はままつの印刷屋さん」

    名刺・チラシ印刷
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    オンデマンド印刷を専門に行なっている印刷会社です。 チラシや名刺の印刷はもちろんのこと、DMやカレンダーの印刷にも小ロットから対応してくれます。 資料請求すると印刷物のサンプルを無料で送ってきてくれるので、実際に目で品質を確認できるのが魅力的。 またフルカラーの印刷でも低価格で行なってもらえるリーズナブルさが特徴。…
 
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  • TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year

    Oluniyi Ajao
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    15/09/2014, London, Nairobi - Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) today announced the sale of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to global mobile communications leader Blackberry, in TLcom’s second profitable... Read more The post TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of the year appeared first on techbaron.
  • PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

    Oluniyi Ajao
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:37 am
    PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party.... Read more The post PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe… appeared first on techbaron.
  • Amazon.com is on Fire!

    Oluniyi Ajao
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Amazon.com is on Fire, literally and figuratively. The trend has been to consume TV shows, blockbuster movies and music - over the internet - where access to decent broadband and a HDTV is not a problem. After all, who wants to rely on the... Read more The post Amazon.com is on Fire! appeared first on techbaron.
  • Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014

    Oluniyi Ajao
    29 Oct 2013 | 9:39 pm
    New Partnership to Bring .xyz to Africa and the Rest of the World Web4Africa, an industry-leading web and e-commerce service provider in Africa, has partnered with XYZ.COM LLC and its Founder, Daniel Negari, to be the first registrar in Africa to... Read more The post Web4Africa to Offer .xyz as its First New Global Domain Extension in 2014 appeared first on techbaron.
  • BBM for Android and iPhone here, finally

    Oluniyi Ajao
    21 Oct 2013 | 3:19 pm
    BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iPhone have finally been released systematically. In Africa, BBM for Android would initially be exclusive to Samsung smartphones between 22nd and 24th October, and then to other devices from 25th October... Read more The post BBM for Android and iPhone here, finally appeared first on techbaron.
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  • Internet To Boost African Economy In The Next 5 Years :PWC Report

    Staff Reporter
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC today. South Africa’s entertainment and media market is expected to grow by 10.2% compounded annually (CAGR) from 2014 – 2018 to a value of R190.4bn. By far the largest segment will be the Internet. Combined revenues from Internet access and Internet advertising will account for an estimated R71.6bn in 2018, accounting for 37.6% of total revenues, according to PwC’s South…
  • Business Mistakes Every Business Person Should Avoid

    Staff Reporter
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Managing a business profitably is not a lot different from managing your personal finances. There are more similarities than you think. The key to running a successful business is your ability to manage cash flow. Even the best business ideas can fail if capital and revenue are not carefully monitored. Similarly, if you overspend or mismanage cash on a personal level, you may find yourself with insufficient funds to retire on or have an unacceptable exposure to debt. Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank says that by managing your personal finances in tandem with your…
  • Outsourcing For Small Business: One Size Does Not Fit All

    Staff Reporter
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    An expression often heard in businesses, especially those facing challenges, is that in order to regain financial health, the enterprise will need to re-focus on its ‘core business’. Many SME owners who find themselves having to cope with a dozen different tasks a day, probably relate to this, grin ruefully and wish that they could afford the luxury of only concentrating on core business functions.  The irony, says Ravi Govender, Head of Small Enterprises at Standard Bank, is that small business success is most often linked to remaining focused on delivering the products and services…
  • #START 2: Start With Free Resources

    Wesley Diphoko
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    The process of  STARTing is often held back by the belief that to #START you need what you don’t have (money, building or license). Best ideas are never realized due to waiting for the perfect environment and time that will never come. An observation of successful businesses shows that STARTing with Free Resources is key in the early stages of your business. There’s a good reason why so many successful technology companies were started in the garage (at home), a free resource. Another critical free resource when STARTing  is your skill. What you know and  can do does not require any…
  • How To Reach The Youth Market In The Digital World

    Staff Reporter
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Young South Africans may account for less than 20% of marketing budgets, but they remain an important market bringing with them the power to dictate trends, parental purchases, fashion and the popular choice of technology. Youth marketing has taken on a whole new meaning in today’s tech-savvy world. Today’s marketers are talking ‘engagement’ not marketing, operating under the same assumption, and widely accepted fact, that tapping into younger audiences now, builds long term relationship.   Okuhle Media make use of multiple communication channels to reach, grow and engage with…
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  • Does Is Make Sense To Outsource Property Valuation

    theleoafricanus
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    There is no doubt that outsourcing is the mantra for almost each and every organization, however, big or small it might. There are certainly a number of advantages associated with outsourcing and reduction in cost is perhaps the biggest advantage. While there is outsourcing in almost each and every aspect of in this particular article we will try and have a look at the possibility of outsourcing property valuation related jobs. As mentioned above while the main objective for outsourcing any work should be driven by sound economics, this alone should not be the main reason for such…
  • Can Outsourcing Be Of Any Help For Property Valuation

    theleoafricanus
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    There is no doubt that outsourcing is the mantra for all small, big and large businesses. As the world has become well and truly a global village, there are increased occasions where various types of jobs are outsourced to cheaper economies and countries. There are certainly a number of advantages and benefits because of such outsourcing. First and foremost, reduction in cost and increased profitability are the biggest benefit of such outsourcing. This reduction of cost is passed on to the customer thus making products and services extremely competitive. In this particular article we will try…
  • Pros And Cons In Outsourcing Property Valuation Work

    theleoafricanus
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Buying and selling a home is not the same as buying other movable and immovable properties. It is much more complicated and the number of procedures and formalities to be gone through are quite a few in numbers. Only when all these formalities are completed to the satisfaction of the authorities will it be possible to transfer the ownership from the seller to the buyer. Hence it is very important to hire the right property valuer. While the most important role of a property valuer is to help find out the fair market value of the property in question, he or she does perform a lot of other…
  • Outsourcing Of Valuation Work – Does It Work

    theleoafricanus
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    There is no doubt that property valuation is a very important task without which it would be impossible to transfer ownership of property from one entity to another. The main objective of any property valuation is to have good idea about the fair market value of the real estate that is being either bought or sold. Apart from the above there are also other important benefits that could be available because of property valuation. A good valuation report also has a lot of other aspects which are very useful for various stakeholders. Whether it is about the quality of infrastructure in the area…
  • Does Outsourcing Of Real Estate Valuation Make Sense

    theleoafricanus
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    There is no denying the fact that outsourcing of various functions makes lot of sense to many companies, even if they are not big corporations or multinational organizations. It adds value to these organizations in terms of increased efficiency and also reduces the final cost to the customers therefore enabling them to become more price-competitive. In this article we will try and find out whether it makes sense to go in for outsourcing of valuation business. This is because quite a few valuation companies are known to be outsourcing some part of their valuation businesses to such third part…
 
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    Annansi Chronicles

  • Africa Trends Roundup: Internet-Anywhere, Smart cities, & Jobs creation

    kofi
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Getting insights from the noisy coverage of Africa can be very hard. We’ve sifted through all the news and views and identified these recent stories which more accurately indicate what Africa’s cultural, and business ecosystems might look like in the near future. Read on and continue to stay one step ahead. Made In Kenya, Assembled In America: This Internet-Anywhere Company Innovates From Silicon Savannah – Fast Company: (BRCK) is essentially a mobile Internet router. It connects to the web in three ways: by plugging in a standard ethernet cable, by bridging with other Wi-Fi…
  • Steal this idea: A network of couriers to ease Ghana/Nigeria traffic

    kofi
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    On a recent trip to Ghana, I spent a good amount of time traversing Accra, and consequently getting stuck in traffic. Ghana is not unlike many other African and foreign cities. It boasts a growing urban population, engaged middle class, and business growth. Add to that poor urban planning and you get horrendous daily traffic. At this point Ghanaians have accepted that traffic delays are a way of life and have adjusted accordingly. Commuters try to alleviate travel headaches by getting multiple cars per household – one for each member of the family to travel independently. Having a…
  • Flying drones or more roads? What will connect more Africans?

    kofi
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:04 am
    There’s an ongoing debate going on right now spawned by recent news that Facebook’s bid to buy a drone manufacturer has implications for the company’s goal of “connecting Africa”. Whether Facebook actually intends to pursue that goal or it’s just a ploy to keep the company’s investors happy, the idea that Africa’s future could be filled with the buzzing of drones has sparked a heated debate. 2 sides to the debate On one side are those who champion the idea. On the other hand detractors criticize the initiative as a dumb, libertarian fantasy I…
  • IBM Chief Research Scientist on Tech as enabler for Africanized solutions

    kofi
    5 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    Last year I met IBM research scientist Uyi Stewart at a Africa business and innovation conference at the NYU. After hearing him talk on a panel and a few short conversations I could tell that he was a man on a mission. At the time we connected Uyi was finalizing plans to leave his position in the USA for a role in Kenya as the Chief Scientist at IBM Research Lab – Africa. Since launching in November of 2013, the research lab has hit the ground running with a few powerful projects, most notably a project to reduce Kenyan traffic congestion using mobile phone data. CNN’s African…
  • Business success in Africa is all about relationships

    kofi
    10 Jul 2013 | 12:22 pm
    Carlo Regueiras, Africa Sales Manager at Altech ISIS explains: Despite the fact that doing business in Africa has changed significantly over the past few years with the continent’s business environment maturing, there are still many continent- and country-specific adaptations that are required for a company to be successful. The only way to achieve an effective business presence in an African country is through local knowledge.”While many companies profess to have this local knowledge, few have an established network of local partners that allows them to overcome the challenges that even…
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    Emergent Africa

  • Philosophy's Western Bias and What Can Be Done About It

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Christian Coseru writing in New APPS: One may be forgiven for thinking, on reading Brian Leiter's diatribe against identity politics and the danger it poses for academic philosophy, that there is a swell in 'consumer demand' for expanding the philosophy curriculum in questionable directions and for the wrong reasons. To clarify: the 'consumer' in this case is graduate students dissatisfied with the lack on engagement on the part of Anglo-American philosophers with non-Western philosophical traditions. Or so the story goes. So Leiter asks: "should we really add East Asian philosophers to the…
  • The Radicalization of Western Sahara Youth

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Jen Wilton writing in Roar: Sahrawi youths, having been denied a homeland by Morocco for years, are getting increasingly frustrated in their refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara. “As a member of the Sahrawi Students Union, I know that we have some young people who get frustrated,” explains Jalihena Mohamed, the 25-year-old representative of the Polisario Front’s youth organization. He is referring to the younger generation of Western Saharan refugees, many of whom grew up in the refugee camps in Algeria: “They have waited a long time for a solution that hasn’t come yet.” Tens of…
  • Nigeria’s Superstar Men Of God

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    In Chimurenga: Who needs the God of the bible with his promises of trials and tribulations, crosses and paths of repentance? Yemisi Ogbe listens to the sermons, counts the money, watches the high-flying life of Nigeria’s mega-preachers and wonders....The hardships of the Nigerian environment have undoubtedly driven Nigerians to an increasing fervour in the practice of religion. The progression from there is often downhill to the loud boisterousness of a marketplace dominated by large numbers of self-regarding and mechanical devotees. The hagglers are aggressive because they are convinced…
  • Exploring Artisanal Foundations in Science and Industry

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    We often overlook the role played by the artisanal/maker clusters across Africa.Is there something to learn from the work of MacArthur prizewinner Pamela O. Long? Her:...prize-winning book, Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance (2001), presents groundbreaking analysis of the co-evolution of artisans as writers and technological openness as an ideal in scientific inquiry. Long illustrates the complex relationship between authorship and the ownership of intellectual property; the act of authorship simultaneously makes…
  • Innovation is a remix

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    On the Whiteboard Juliette LaMontagne writes: It’s an unfortunate reality that universities are divided by academic department, teachers are licensed by content area, and interdisciplinary collaboration is the exception not the rule. This is generally accepted as the norm despite ample evidence that innovation is driven by diverse inputs and combinatorial creativity. Innovation is a remix. Project Breaker is named so in part because we create learning experiences for young people that break out of the box of conventional schooling. We accomplish this by breaking down the divisions that silo…
 
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    AfricaCan End Poverty

  • Expanding Africa’s Digital Frontier: Farmers Show the Way

    Aparajita Goyal
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Agricultural transformation is a priority for Africa. Across the continent, the significant information needs of farmers—accurate local weather forecasts, relevant advice on agricultural practices and input use, real time price information and market logistics—remain largely unmet. To the extent that rural regions are typically sparsely populated with limited infrastructure and dispersed markets, the use of innovative information and communication technologies (ICTs) overcome some of these information asymmetries and connect farmers to opportunities that weren't necessarily available to…
  • When Good Is Not Good Enough For 40 Million Tanzanians

    Jacques Morisset
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Tanzania has undoubtedly performed well over the past decade, with growth that has averaged approximately 7% per year, thanks to the emergence of a few strategic areas such as communication, finance, construction, and transport. However, this remarkable performance may not be enough to provide a sufficient number of decent or productive jobs to a fast-growing population that will double in the next 15 years. With a current workforce of about 20 million workers and an unemployment rate of only 2%, the challenge for Tanzanians clearly does not lie with securing a job. Rather, it is to secure a…
  • Avoiding the Resource Curse in Mozambique

    Enrique Blanco Armas
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    Coal piled and ready for export from an open-pit mine in Tete, Mozambique. ©Rafael Saute/World Bank
  • Measuring Poverty and Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Knowledge Gaps and Ways to Address them

    Stephan Klasen
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Local children sit on a boulder overlooking the Kenyan slum of Kibera ​@Gates Foundation  Despite hundreds of millions spent on more and better household surveys across Africa in recent decades, we only have a very rough idea about the levels and trends in income poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.  Many reasons contribute to this unfortunate state of affairs.
  • Africa's McTipping Point?

    Borko Handjiski
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Three quarters of a century since the opening of the first McDonald’s, the fast food chain operates around 34,000 outfits in around 120 countries and territories across all continents. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), however, – a region of 48 countries and almost a billion people - only South Africa and Mauritius have been able to attract this global food chain.   This peculiarity cannot be explained only by the fact that the region is poor. The company has found a market in about 30 countries with GDP per capita of less than US$ 3,000 (in constant 2005 US$) at the time of their first…
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    Blomerus Missions

  • South African Snapshot: Baby

    De Wet and Marysol
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    We’d like you to meet Emily, affectionately referred to as the new “Together Tech Baby”. We will be introducing our young men to you one by one, and we figured we what better timing than now for you to meet Jeremy? Jeremy is a brand new father to this beautiful little girl, who was just born. We would describe Jeremy as: super teachable, committed and wholehearted. He has a bend towards programming and can’t get enough. If you haven’t noticed, we have a bend towards fatherhood around here, believing the shaping of fathers is critical. And we hope it helps you get…
  • South African Snapshot: Office Tour

    De Wet and Marysol
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Take a look at our miracle office which we have been given use of by a local church in exchange for only utilities usage! It keeps our overhead low and is our incubator classroom for our men. It includes a kitchen area which is great for daily lunches and Bible studies around cups of coffee. Come see a quick online tour. View from kitchen area into classroom. That’s our history wall. New photos going in from this current apprenticeship and we will add to it as we grow. View from De Wet, our director’s, desk. You will notice up top left is the church baptismal pool entrance. So…
  • South African Snapshot: Disappointment

    De Wet and Marysol
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    We are disappointed to share that we no longer have four apprentices. One of our young men, Wesley, is unable to continue with us due to family circumstances that leave him unable to commit to the full 6 month program. It would not be fair to him or to our other men to have him not fully engaged. While we don’t want to go into details for his privacy, we feel we can be transparent enough to share with you our wins and our losses. We are bummed. We really wanted this for him. It was sad to see him go, but the atmosphere in the classroom is very positive with these three committed and…
  • South African Snapshot: First-Day

    De Wet and Marysol
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Its the first day of class here. Introducing you to our newest Men of Together Tech. Left to Right: Alain, Kenwin, Wesley & Jeremy. We begin today on a 6 month intensive journey of mentorship and learning; being prepared for the potential of a career that can change the course of their families forever. If you aren’t already following along on facebook, come join us for more behind the scenes. Related posts: South African Snapshot: Interns South African Snapshot: Video South African Snapshot: Filming
  • South African Snapshot: Four

    De Wet and Marysol
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    And then… there were four. No, we are not pregnant. Let’s just get that out of the way.  Today, we finalized our decision and accepted FOUR young men as our next apprentices. Originally we set out to only take three, but we were flooded with applicants. We had to say no to many, which was right but wasn’t easy. When trying to decide the final three, there was just one that we felt God ask us to make room for. We just couldn’t narrow it past four. We didn’t make this decision to boast more numbers, that’s not how we roll. Every combination of three just…
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    AdesojiAdegbulu.com

  • 5 Reasons to Start a Company in Africa

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Here are the real reasons you need to start a company in Africa. This is as packaged by ALNventures. ALN (African Leadership Network) Ventures is a startup accelerator established to develop early stage, private ventures across Africa. They help entrepreneurs looking to move beyond a fledgling enter... Continue reading 5 Reasons to Start a Company in Africa for more
  • African Development Bank Approves WASH Investments in Nigeria and Ethiopia

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    The board of directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a $256 million for the financing of WASH investments in Nigeria & Ethiopia. The approvals comprise a US $150-million senior loan to Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise for the construction of a Greenfield seaport in the Lagos Free Tra... Continue reading African Development Bank Approves WASH Investments in Nigeria and Ethiopia for more
  • Is there Junk in Your Life?

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Picture a big ship being worked on in a dry dock. Beneath the waterline is all the junk it has picked up during it’s several voyage. Nobody can see it, but an experienced captain can feel it because his ship lacks the drive it once had. As a result, companies complain that it takes too long to... Continue reading Is there Junk in Your Life? for more
  • Business Lessons from Jessica Alba

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    The movie star turned entrepreneur spoke with Fortune about her eco-friendly home products company The Honest Company and its latest round of venture capital funding. Actress Jessica Alba co-founded The Honest Company in 2011, to make eco-friendly baby and home products. Three years later, the compa... Continue reading Business Lessons from Jessica Alba for more
  • Israel Tour (Holy Land Retreat) on Nov., 1st – 8th, 2014

    Adesoji Adegbulu
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    This is your opportunity to go on the Israel tour and enjoy the best of trips. We have chosen Israel for a simple reason, the country alone teaches a lot without saying a word and we hope you get to learn all you can during this promising retreat. Israel continues to maintain a top position in the h... Continue reading Israel Tour (Holy Land Retreat) on Nov., 1st – 8th, 2014 for more
 
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    Best Uganda Jobs

  • Sales & Marketing Manager Jobs at Cangaroo Holdings Uganda Limited

    Harriet
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Job Title: Sales & Marketing Manager | Reports to: Managing DirectorThe RoleAs part of our changing business model, Cangaroo Holdings continues to grow at a steady pace and have embarked on a growth model that entails manufacturing of high value consumer products including toothpaste, shoe polish and bathing soap from China. We are thus seeking a self-motivated individual to provide, identify and
  • Many Insurance Sales Agents Needed at Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA)

    Harriet
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Job Title: Sales Agents SUMMARY ICEA_UGANDA is a subsidiary company of Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) Kenya limited and is looking to recruit commission-based Sales Executives. Insurance Company of East Africa is the leading compound insurance company in East Africa providing both long-term and short term insurance. If you can influence and are keen to see possibilities turn into
  • Security Officer Job Vacancy in Uganda at Uganda Institute of information and Communications Technology( UICT)

    Harriet
    11 Nov 2013 | 4:20 am
    Job Title:   Security   Officer The  Uganda  Institute  of  information  and  Communications  Technology( UICT) a Public  Tertiary  Institution  is looking  for  qualified  and experienced  persons  to fill the  post above Job Purpose •    Oversee effective  and efficient  documentation, communication  and  management  of general  security  and•    Safety   operations at the Institute. Minimum
  • Sales and Marketing Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda at Talent Development Solutions Ltd

    Harriet
    11 Nov 2013 | 4:14 am
    Job Title: Sales   and Marketing   Manager Talent   Development   Solutions   Ltd   is seeking, on behalf  of its  client ,a  suitable  and interested  person  with  the  described  qualifications  to apply  for the  positionDuties •    Contribute  to the  development  of the  organization’s Sales  and Marketing  strategies  •    Ensure that  the Sales  &  Marketing  goals  and  will drive the
  • Tutors Job Vacancy at CUAM Uganda

    Harriet
    31 Oct 2013 | 6:41 am
    Job Title:  Tutors Doctors  with  Africa  CUAMM  is supporting  a midwifery  training  school in Lui  Sudan  as  One  component  of  strengthening  health  systems Experience •    Qualified  midwifery  Tutor  or •    Diploma  as Registered  Midwife  (as  minimum )•    At  least  2 years  of working  experience  as  Midwife  •    Previous  experience  as  Tutor in Health  Training  Institute  ,
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    The Nahmias Cipher Report

  • Melkam Addis Amet 2014 | Happy Ethiopian New Year!

    Ayanna Nahmias
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:00 AM EDT, 09 September 2014 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The Ethiopian New Year, which in Amharic is called Enkutatash, commences on 11 September 2014.  The name of this festival harkens back to the revered Queen of Sheba, who upon her return from Jerusalem where she visited King Solomon, brought […]
  • Body Art for the Modern World

    Ayanna Nahmias
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Paul Van Hevel, Guest Contributor Last Modified: 21:12 p.m. EDT, 8 September 2014 SAN DIEGO, California — Photography and art are prominently featured in The Report. The website is anchored by photography, but artists by virtue of their unique and at times revolutionary view of the world are also presented. Today, we feature a brief […]
  • NASA Embarks on Asteroid Capture Mission

    Sarah Jakubowski
    7 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 14:20 p.m. DST, 07 September 2014 NASA is developing a mission that will “identify, capture, and redirect” a chosen asteroid and set it in orbit around the moon, according to their website. Two designs are being considered: one is a large inflatable bag-like system, the other is a […]
  • Greed is the Hardest Task Master

    Ayanna Nahmias
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Author Unknown Last Modified: 19:07 p.m. DST, 21 August 2014 Long ago there lived in Northern India a merchant whose wife had died and who went daily from his lonely house in the foothills to the town below, for buying and selling. “I must have a holiday,” he said to himself one day, and he […]
  • War Porn: The Death of James Foley

    Ayanna Nahmias
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:10 p.m. DST, 20 August 2014 ALEPPO, Syria — We have become a world of sensates, who require more and more input only to receive less and less gratification. We live in a world, and in fact this website and the millions of others like it, inhabit a sphere dedicated […]
 
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    CPAfrica. | CPAfrica.

  • Move back to Nigeria: ‘Follow Your Passion!’, Harvard Business School Alumnus, Tomiwa Igun On The Move Back Debate

    Titi Adanne Owoyemi
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:29 pm
     Movebacktonigeria.com is the fastest growing online community of Nigerian professionals living, studying and working in diaspora. Our primary objective is to connect Nigerian professionals with various opportunities in Nigeria, ranging from recruitment drives to information & support regarding relocation processes and financial & tax advice. We also feature social interest topics such as what’s on, where to live, how-to survival tips and so on. We consistently engage with and feature young Nigerian professionals in our weekly interviews and also regularly publish social interest…
  • Saya Mobile’s Robert Lamptey shares some of his startup experiences with CPAfrica

    CP-Africa.com
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Mid last month, we announced the acquisition of well known Ghanaian startup, Saya Mobile by messaging leader, Kirusa. Saya Mobile first burst into the tech scene globally via its formal launch at Techcrunch Disrupt in 2012 where it went on to become a finalist at the biannual startup conference/showcase. We caught up with Saya Mobile’s CEO, Robert Lamptey to learn more about his startup experience. On running an international technology startup from Ghana… Saya Mobile got massive international press and attention  thanks to its launch at the Techcrunch Disrupt Battlefield and…
  • Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub Launches $500,000 Seed Investment Program To Support Early Stage Start-ups

    CP-Africa.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    CoCreation Hub Nigeria recently boosted its incubation program with the launch of a $500,000 seed investment fund to support early stage start-ups over the next two years. Start-ups will receive sums ranging from $10,000 – $25,000 to support business model experimentation  and operations. Initial beneficiaries of the seed program are Vacantboards, Truppr, Traclist, 500shops and GeniiGames. The announcement comes on the occasion of first anniversary of its incubation office which amongst other services provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, user testing, access to markets, office space…
  • Messaging leader, Kirusa acquires Ghana’s Saya Mobile

    CP-Africa.com
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, today announced that it has acquired Saya Mobile, a #Ghana based provider of instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers. Representative of the company’s increasing commitment to the region, this acquisition enhances Kirusa’s expertise and the reach of its #InstaVoice mobile app across the African continent. As per the deal, Kirusa has acquired the technology, intellectual property, and workforce of Saya, which will now be working on Kirusa’s mobile applications.
  • Move back to Nigeria: “Do it if the time is right and circumstances permit you” Returnee Entrepreneur, Ikenna Okonkwo shares his story

    CP-Africa.com
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
     Movebacktonigeria.com is the fastest growing online community of Nigerian professionals living, studying and working in diaspora. Our primary objective is to connect Nigerian professionals with various opportunities in Nigeria, ranging from recruitment drives to information & support regarding relocation processes and financial & tax advice. We also feature social interest topics such as what’s on, where to live, how-to survival tips and so on. We consistently engage with and feature young Nigerian professionals in our weekly interviews and also regularly publish social interest…
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    Think Africa Press

  • Daniel Sincuba

    wannyoyo
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
  • Tune Me What: Thundering Towards Thirty

    wannyoyo
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Author(s): Brett Lock and Leon Lazarus Deck: The iconic Shifty Records returns with a bang. An iconic record company is out of hibernation to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Under normal circumstances, it would seem odd that a long moribund label would have a Lazarus moment which was more than a sigh, let alone a joyous cry of celebration.Teaser: The iconic Shifty Records returns with a bang.
  • Freetown: Life in the Time of Ebola

    wannyoyo
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Freetown, Sierra Leone: It's midnight and I am driving around the East End of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, with a young taxi driver known as Human Right. For the past year, I have regularly been accompanying Human Right on journeys picking up passengers as part of my doctoral research in anthropology. The East End is usually buzzing at night, every junction packed with people drinking, eating street food, and hanging out. But today there are only a handful of passengers. "The streets are dry," Human Right tells me.The slowing down of the rainy season normally leads to there being more…
  • Jonah Lipton

    wannyoyo
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:20 am
    Jonah Lipton is a doctoral student in the anthropology department at the London School of Economics.  His research looks at work, everyday life, and aspirations of young people in Sierra Leone, particularly taxi drivers.   
  • It's Not Too Late For Lesotho to Get Back on Track

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    During the early hours of 30 August, soldiers in Lesotho surrounded the country’s police headquarters and Prime Minister’s residence, cutting power in the capital Maseru and shutting down radio stations for several hours.Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and the newly-appointed commander of the armed forces, Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao, who both reportedly escaped assassination attempts, fled to neighboring South Africa, which surrounds the small landlocked country of two million people. Thabane, and a South African Foreign Ministry spokesman, both declared that the military actions bore "the…
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    Bulembu 2020

  • The Art Of Cooking…For A Village

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
      As you thank God for every meal that He provides each day, have you ever considered how enough food for approximately 300 children plus aunties arrives on time, three times a day, every day of the week? As a kitchen Supervisor, Stabile Murambiwa fulfills her responsibilities formidably. Not only does she have to ensure that there is always adequate food on the shelves, but also that the food is prepared and delivered to the correct venue at the right time, and that the food is tasty! A Herculean task for most people, Stabile takes it all in her stride. Stabile arrived in Bulembu in…
  • Appreciation

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:21 am
     Recently, a “gratefulness” challenge which was put out on social media, reached my Facebook page.  It took the form of a friend nominating me to express 3 things which I am grateful for, on my Facebook page, over a period of 7 days.  In turn, I had to nominate some people during this time to express their gratitude on Facebook for the same length of time.  This was a wonderful exercise in shifting my focus from the ‘daily grind’, to being intentional about my awareness of that which I am grateful for.  For the most part it was relatively easy to express things that I was…
  • Transformation Beyond This Nation

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:20 am
    The first time I came to Bulembu, I boarded a plane from Boston, Massachusetts. I had little idea of what to expect, other than a social work internship in a country I had barely even heard of just a few months before. This first time, I came alone and worked with a busy schedule behind some of the most inspirational social workers and Aunties I’ve ever come to know. I learned about Bulembu from the inside out, and was stretched personally while also discovering God in powerful ways. My second time I came to Bulembu, I again boarded a flight from Boston, Massachusetts. However this time…
  • Bulembu Honoured to host His Majesty

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    6 Jun 2014 | 12:11 am
    - Newsletter 2014 02 History was made in Bulembu on Thursday, 20 February 2014, as his Maj- esty King Mswati III paid a visited to our community. The town was abuzz with excitement as preparations got underway more than a week ahead of his Maj- esty’s visit. His Majesty, King Mswati III took the time to brave the 18 km dirt road, to see all that the Lord has done and continues to do here in Bulembu. It was a day filled with Swazi culture, pride, and unity as the town, and neighboring communities came together to witness this event. Nonhlanhla Hlatshwayo, Social Worker for BMS Child Care…
  • Camp Masters!

    Bulembu Ministries Swaziland
    23 May 2014 | 6:14 am
    By Akki & Allison El-Kaakour Walking into the daunting 16 days of Rangers camp in the forest, this past school holidays, held an air of anticipation and excitement.  Would the weather hold out for the duration of all the camps and provide for us sunny skies?  Will the water boilers provide enough hot water for all to shower in the evening?  Can we rely on the youth of the team to carry the weight of camp program?  But most of all, will we remember how to flush toilets and turn on light switches after such a time of pit latrines and paraffin lanterns? Yes, yes and yes to all. Much hard…
 
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    SocioLingo Africa

  • “By Africa, for Africa?” Industrialisation and Integration for Inclusive Growth14TH International Economic Forum on Africa 6 October 2014 – OECD Conference Centre

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    PARIS, France, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Reaching an average growth rate of about 4% in 2013, compared to the 3% growth of the global economy, Africa proved again its dynamism and resilience to regional and international turmoil. Africa´s average growth is projected to accelerate to close to 5% in 2014 and 5%-6% in 2015, particularly enhanced by the vitality of West and East African economies. A fabulous window of opportunity, this solid growth must be more inclusive to achieve Africa's economic transformation as well as political and social stability, better…
  • First Shipment of the Ramped Up U.S. Military Response to Ebola Arrives in Liberia

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    MONROVIA, Liberia, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A C-17 U.S. military aircraft arrived in Liberia Thursday with the first shipment of increased U.S. military equipment and personnel for the anti-Ebola fight, which was promised by President Barack Obama in a speech September 16 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. The cargo included a heavy duty forklift, a drill set and generator and a team of 7 military personnel, including engineers and airfield specialists. The personnel are here to quickly assess the payload and stability of the…
  • Africa / New ambassadors of Switzerland

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    BERN, Switzerland, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- A number of staff changes have been announced for several Swiss representations abroad and at the head office of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will take place in 2015 as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the Federal Council. The appointment of heads of mission becomes effective following approval by the respective host state. The Federal Council thanks those ambassadors entering retirement for their services. Ralf Heckner, currently ambassador and head…
  • EU EOM deployed in Tunisia

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- In response to an invitation by the Tunisian authorities, the European Union has deployed its Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to observe the upcoming elections in Tunisia. Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, appointed as Chief Observer Mrs Annemie Neyts- Uyttebroek, a Member of the European Parliament. “The EU has received an invitation by the Tunisian authorities”, said Chief Observer Annemie Neyts. “The…
  • Mali National Day Message

    Database of Press Releases related to Africa
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    WASHINGTON, September 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 19, 2014 On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send our best wishes to the people of Mali as you celebrate your Independence Day on September 22. The United States commends the Malian people for your peaceful return to democracy and support for the ongoing peace and reconciliation processes. Building on the progress of the past year, we look forward to working with President Keita as he promotes national…
 
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    Buzz Nigeria

  • 11 Rare Inside Photos and Videos Of Aso Rock Presidential Villa

    Editorial Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Aso Rock Presidential Villa is the Nigerian Presidential Complex which houses the residence and office of the Nigerian President. It is variously known as Aso Villa, The Villa, Aso Rock and State House. It is located in Abuja which is the federal capital territory. Aso Rock Presidential Villa is a national monument, it neither belong to the […]
  • 100 Sweet And Cute Things To Say To Your Crush

    Editorial Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    We all at some point in life must have had a burning desire to be with someone, someone we find very attractive, someone we find very interesting. Now I hope to get an affirmation, though some people might not know what to call this experience, for the lack of a better word, we can call this crush, a burning […]
  • Shocking: Man Realizes His Wife Is A Man After 19 Years Of Marriage – OMG!

    Editorial Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    A Belgian man has discovered the most shocking reality of his life after he found out that the wife he married and had lived with for 2 decades was a man. Jan got married to Monica in 1993 who was his family’s former au pair. The “woman” he though he had married was originally born a […]
  • 7 Secrets Illuminati Members Wouldn’t Want You To Know

    Editorial Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    Illuminati Sect The world of illuminati is fast changing and the people in that world are of a much younger generation. It has also been a far much global market place that has injected some ”enticing” and ”fantastic” lifestyles among groups and societies. It is also considered as the secret world, there are  lots of […]
  • 100 Cute Things To Say To A Girl

    Editorial Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Nice and beautiful things you can tell a girl that can get her smiling all day long. Girls like to be complimented, even when they know that they look beautiful, they still want to hear it from you. This works like magic, tell a girl some cute things and you will get her hanging around […]
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    Buzz Kenya

  • 75 Things To Say To Turn A Guy On

    Editorial Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    You can easily creep into a guys mind and become the only thing he thinks about. If only you can be able to get into his mind then you can operate from in there and rule his world. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by the things we say and saying them […]
  • Here are 43 Countries You Can Travel To With No Visa From Kenya

    Editorial Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Do you know that with your Kenyan international passport, you can visit over 43 countries around the world VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL? Without a visa, Kenyan nationals can actually travel to many countries. So where can you go with a passport of Ghana without a visa? there are lots and lots of them, several commonwealth […]
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Vera Sidika

    Editorial Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Vera Sidika is a controversial Kenyan model. She has always been criticized in social media for acting in strange ways. For instance, she was criticized and ridiculed for saying that she never wears underpants. Many people know Vera Sidika by name but few know something about her background and personal life. Here are 10 facts […]
  • Top 25 Kenya’s Most Insanely Luxurious Houses: A Rare Inside Look

    Editorial Staff
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Of a truth Kenya has lots of wonderful sights to behold, beautiful houses, sweet homes, these houses will make you believe that there is indeed paradise on earth. These houses seem to be competing against each other because it will be very hard for an on looker to decide which one is the best, owing […]
  • Funniest and Most Hilarious Jokes About Uhuru, Raila and Karua

    Editorial Staff
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Have You Heard This Hilarious Joke About Uhuru, Raila and Karua Travelling on a Train? Raila,uhuru, Ngilu and Martha Karua are travelling in a train. The train suddenly goes through a tunnel and it gets completely dark. Suddenly there is a kissing sound and then a hard slap! The train comes out of the tunnel. […]
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    Buzz South Africa

  • Here are South Africa’s Highest Paid Actors – Not Those You Were Thinking!

    Staff Writer
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    It may come as a shock to learn that the highest paid actors in South Africa may very well not be those you were thinking. The entertainment industry is one sector that lacks a standardized pay scale and the difference in what people go home with as earnings varies as far as your mind can conceive […]
  • Top 10 South African Musicians to Watch in 2014

    Staff Writer
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    They have already proven themselves. Forbes has referred to some of them as powerhouses-in-the-making. They have struck unmatched deals with records labels, chartering new commercial territories, while gracing every radio station and TV channel in South Africa with compelling music. They are the right kind of music artists that you would like to not only […]
  • 114 Countries South Africans Can Travel To Without A Visa

    Staff Writer
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Do you know that with South African passport, you can now visit these 114 countries around the world VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL? There are a number of countries that require that South Africans secure visa before they are allowed into the country which in most cases, leads to endless paperwork, unplanned spending and more bureaucratic stress. […]
  • 30+ Photos That Prove South Africa Is The Craziest Place On Earth

    Staff Writer
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    South Africa can be a crazy place, just how crazy you may ask? Oftentimes, when we think of South Africa as our beloved country, there are so many reasons to feel good about South Africa. The rainbow nation is truly a hospitable bunch, with diverse cultures and great pride in their country. The climate is […]
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Die Antwoord

    Staff Writer
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    Die Antwoord is a rap-rave group that comprises of South African musicians who started in Cape Town back in 2008 and they have been gaining popularity for the last six years as they continue to perform in the world stage. The group has been of great influence to majority others out here as their fans […]
 
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    Afrodigit.com

  • This Amazing New App Lets You Read 5X Faster – Unbelievable!

    Staff Writer
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    If you think you are a fast reader, you would be amazed when you try the sample text below! because this new mobile app will let you know where you stand before drastically improving the speed of your reading; be it novel, books or anything readable. There have been different reading apps developed towards improving […]
  • How to Watch Internet Videos on TV

    Staff Writer
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    The web is flooded with various interesting websites that allow anyone to effortlessly download video streams, watch movie series, or even live concerts online. Even so, it is still incomparable to watch them with a wide-screen television. The good news is here. With today’s innovative technology, it is possible to enjoy unlimited internet privileges through […]
  • Kenya’s Chura Offers More Freedom on your Mobile Network

    Staff Writer
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Mobile technology has seen phenomenal growth in Africa and most especially in Kenya. Apart from the fact that the discovery of mobile phones has made communication relatively easier compared to when only cellular phones and home telephones were the only voice communication technology in existence at which time they were also invariably, markers of affluence; […]
  • ETN.CONNECT Offers a Range of Easy Solutions to Take Businesses Further

    Staff Writer
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Whether you are just an individual who rather prefers efficiency to hard work or a successful business that understands the need to re-invent the way it delivers its services, you are most likely going to rely on software and other automated, easier and faster ways of doing things and one Nigerian Company is at the forefront of […]
  • How to Fix your Slow Internet Connection

    Staff Writer
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    If your internet connection is slower than you would like it to be, some of these tips and tricks may help you speed it up to a more satisfying point. There are many things that can slow down an internet connection and we will troubleshoot some of the most common problems that cause a slow […]
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    Answers Africa

  • Top 10 Largest African Deserts

    Editorial Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa Having gone through school, you probably know deserts as geographical areas that get rainfall that is 10 inches and even lower each and every year. Africa, the second largest continent in the world has a lot of land covered by desert. It is estimated that over 25% of African land is covered by deserts. Given […] The post Top 10 Largest African Deserts appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 66 Creepy Things To Say To People

    Editorial Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa When we say that something is creepy, we simply mean that such a thing has the ability to make one nervous or frightened and can cause goose pimples on ones skin. There’s a way one can use sexually inappropriate words and it becomes creepy. There are certain things you can’t just afford to say aloud because […] The post 66 Creepy Things To Say To People appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Things You Have Never Heard About Ancient Egypt

    Editorial Staff
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa There’s no way anyone can talk about ancient civilisation without bringing ancient Egypt into picture. For over 3000 years, ancient Egypt stood as the world’s most civilized nation-state, spawning a series of rich-cultures and fascinating fields of study that grabbed the attention of great scholars in the likes of Pythagoras, Thales and Empedocles among others. […] The post 10 Things You Have Never Heard About Ancient Egypt appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 60 Funny Things To Say To A Girl

    Editorial Staff
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa The easiest way to a woman’s heart is to be able to make her laugh, of course you don’t need to be a comedian to do this, you just need to know the right thing to say at the right time and you will get her laughing out loud. When you make a girl laugh, […] The post 60 Funny Things To Say To A Girl appeared first on Answers Africa.
  • 10 Disturbing Facts about World War 1

    Editorial Staff
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Visit answersafrica.com The Knowledge Base for Africa 21 years before its sequel ensued—World War II, the world got to experience the first war that dyed-in-the-wool the thin line between humanity and animosity. The war, which would later come to be known as World War I, did not only leave 37 million people dead, but also spurred World War II that managed to […] The post 10 Disturbing Facts about World War 1 appeared first on Answers Africa.
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  • Lagos State Public & Private School’s to Resume October 8

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Lagos State Public & Private School’s to Resume October 8 The Lagos state government has approved October 8th, 2014 as the new resumption date for private and public schools in the state... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Kwara State Postpones School’s Resumption

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    21 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Kwara State Postpones School’s Resumption The Kwara state government has directed that the primary and secondary schools’ resumption date for 2014/2015 academic session be postponed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • RuGiPo Post-UTME Screening Result for 2014/2015 Out – Check Yours

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    RuGiPo Post-UTME Screening Result for 2014/2015 Out – Check Yours Rugipo Post Utme Result 2014 is out. The management of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO), Owo has released the results of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • 16 First Class as Al-Hikmah University Graduates 658 Students

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    16 First Class as Al-Hikmah University Graduates 658 Students The Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin held the convocation ceremonies of about 658 graduates yesterday, with 16 of the students... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
  • Federal Poly Ado-Ekiti 2014 Post UTME Postponed Indefinitely

    CampusPortalNGStaff2
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Federal Poly Ado-Ekiti 2014 Post UTME Postponed Indefinitely This is to notify the general pubic and prospective Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti students that the 2014/2015 POST-UTME Screening... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit the source website www.campusportal.com.ng for detailed content, full links, and more! ]]
 
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    IndepthNigeria

  • 2015: Jonathan’s Second Term, PDP Governors Strike Deal

    iNdepthNigeria
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    The decision by all the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party to support the second term aspiration of President Goodluck Jonathan was not done until the governors were able to get some commitments from the President,Saturday PUNCHhas learnt. It was gathered that the governors discussed openly the merits and demerits of supporting or not supporting the President for the 2015 race. Two different sources who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity on Thursday night and Friday morning, said the governors extracted words of commitment from the President before they endorsed…
  • Watch As Emir Sanusi Lamido Offers Solution to Insurgency (Video)

    iNdepthNigeria
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    The Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi Lamido has offered solution to end the rising spate of insurgency in the country. He spoke in an exclusive interview with BBC. Watch the video below:
  • 2015: Youth Corper Donates N10,000 To Jonathan’s Re-election Campaign

    iNdepthNigeria
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday expressed gratitude to a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, Ezemagu Sunday Nnamdi, who was said to have donated N10,000 to his re-election bid. A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, quoted President Jonathan as saying in his appreciation letter to Nnamdi that he was deeply touched and encouraged by the donation. “Your gracious gesture is particularly gratifying, coming as it does from one of our nation’s vibrant and gifted youths who are our successor generation and for whom our…
  • 2015: Jonathan, PDP has Failed – Buhari

    iNdepthNigeria
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has said that  the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as its sole candidate to contest the presidential seat in 2015 will  not make any difference as the All Progressives Congress (APC)  will win overwhelmingly. Buhari  stated this on Friday, in Sokoto, the Sokoto State capital, while inaugurating projects executed by  the state governor, Aliyu Wammako, according to report from Nigerian Tribune The former head of state, who was on a two-day  visit to the state, said  the…
  • I’m Govern Better Than Jonathan in 2015 – Atiku

    iNdepthNigeria
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    A former Vice-President of the country, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has declared that he has more experience to lead Nigeria than incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. The Adamawa State-born politician, in an interview withAFP,a French news agency, on Friday, blamed the escalating spate of insurgency and violence in most parts of the North-East especially Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States on Jonathan. He insisted that the present administration had done nothing significant to address the fundamental issues and also improve the lives of the populace. He said, “This insurgency shouldn’t have…
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    TBL

  • Nigeria Lists Inactive and Active Telecom Companies to Protect Public

    Victor Cabaye
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has listed 13 inactive telecoms telecom operators in Nigeria, who became inactive after they lost their customers to competition. Reliance Telecoms (Zoom Mobile) Starcomms MTel NITEL Disc Communications Webcom Xs Broadband Monarch Communications Rainbownet O’ Net (Odua Telecoms) WiTel MTS First Communications Intercellular. The only 7 active telecom companies in Nigeria are: MTN Etisalat, Airtel MultiLinks Telkom 21st Century Visafone Globacom.
  • There are 50 High-Risk Ebola Contacts on Nigeria's Watch-List

    Victor Cabaye
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Nigeria’s Health Commissioner, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has revealed that there are 50 high-risk Ebola contacts on Nigeria's watch list. Among the 50, an elderly Nigerian woman tested positive, yesterday, for the Ebola virus. She was in the same hospital as the Ebola-infected doctor---late Dr. Enemuo. The worrisome fact is that she was on the run for fear of being stigmatized by society.
  • Unified Payments will Process all eID Transactions in Nigeria

    Victor Cabaye
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has partnered with Unified Payments to be the payment processor of the new National Electronic ID Card (eID). With the eID card, Nigerians will be able to deposit funds, receive social benefits, pay for goods and services within and outside Nigeria as well as withdraw cash from ATMs around the world. The identity data of Nigerians will be hosted and managed by NIMC while the payment data of Nigerians will be hosted and managed by Nigerian banks and Unified Payments, a payment transaction processing company owned a consortium of leading…
  • Goodluck Jonathan Leaves for Nairobi, Kenya

    Victor Cabaye
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, will be leaving for Nairobi, Kenya, today, for the African Union’s Peace and Security Council meeting scheduled for tomorrow---September 2, 2014. Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa will be the focus at the meeting.
  • Nigeria's Incubator CcHub Raises $500k

    Victor Cabaye
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Nigeria’s incubator CcHub, founded by Bosun Tijani, has received $500,000 in seed funding to support early-stage start-ups till 2016. This is in addition to the $90,000 it first received from the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The CcHub start-ups that will receive between $10k - $25k include: Vacantboards - Nigeria's first outdoor advert booking platform. Truppr - Connects Nigerians with physical activities Traclist - Online fashion retail marketplace 500Shops - Creates an online store with a few clicks GeniiGames - Creator of Nigerian education apps
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