News
Telecom Application Developer Hackathon heads to South Africa
08-25-2016 | 11:59:00
MTN South Africa has announced that it is bringing the international telecom developer hackathon TADHack to Africa for the first time from 14 - 16 October.


[Nigeria] FirstBank, FSDH Secure AfDB’s $350million Loan
08-25-2016 | 11:41:00
The African Development Bank, AfDB, has approved $350million loans to First Bank of Nigeria and FSDH Merchant Bank Nigeria to boost import-export activity of local enterprises.


Nigerian Govt Kick-Starts 2017 Budget Process
08-25-2016 | 10:45:00
The Federal Executive Council met on Wednesday and approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework for the 2017-2019 fiscal years signalling the begining of the 2017 budget process.


DRC Shows Interest as Uganda-Tanga Port Oil Pipeline Preps in Top Gear
08-25-2016 | 10:37:00
As the Vice-President of Total East Africa, Mr Javier Rielo, assured President John Magufuli that preparations for the construction of the 1,410-kilometre oil pipeline from Lake Albert in Uganda to Tanga Port in Tanzania are in good progress, DRC has shown interest in using the facility.


MasterCard Foundation and aKoma Media launch Amplify, Africa's first paid fellowship for content creators
08-25-2016 | 10:06:00
aKoma Media, a content platform and storytelling company focused on Africa, is pleased to announce the inaugural session of Amplify, a media and content creation program in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.


 
Features
[Column] Chris Green: Brexit and the African Sunset
08-25-2016 | 12:22:00
Theresa May was sworn in as Prime Minister of the UK and her opening speech resounded loudly, the British Pound recovered against the SA Rand and most currencies. But was this just a blip.


[Column] Martha Chauke: Is South Africa worth your investment?
08-23-2016 | 12:32:00
Developing countries like South Africa need FDI (foreign direct investment). They are investments in a business by an investor from another country for which the foreign investor has control over the company purchased.


[Column] Dewald Nolte: Five tips for designing African digital banking experiences that score with the young and old
08-19-2016 | 12:37:00
As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth is fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web.


[Interview] Princess Onitilo, Founder, Tress Free, UK
08-18-2016 | 10:36:00
Born in South East London to a Sierra Leonean mother and Nigerian father, Princess Onitilo graduated with honours from Warwick University with a degree in Law and Sociology. And then her entrepreneurial spirit led her down a different path with the launch of Tress Free.


Nigeria’s Smartphone Users Spend 193minutes on Device Daily
08-17-2016 | 10:16:00
A new report has shown that an average smartphone user in Nigeria spends about 193 minutes on the device, either browsing, texting or making calls daily.


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