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Orange African Social Venture Contest 2nd Edition. Register NOW!!

Orange has launched the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports African development through ICT. Orange will provide a financial endowment as well as expert support to the young companies that put forward innovative projects with a significant social impact. Last year, more than […]

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African Brand Among World’s Best

For the first time, an African brand MTN have been listed as among BrandZTop 100 Most Valuable Global Brands. The study, commissioned by WPP and conducted by Millward Brown Optimor and now in its seventh year, identifies and ranks the world’s most valuable brands by their dollar value, an analysis based on financial data, market intelligence […]

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World Bank Uses Mobile to Gather Poverty Data

The World Bank is using mobile phones to collect up to date information about poverty around the world. In a number of projects in South America and Africa, mobile phones are being used to gather accurate household data about the lives of poor in real time, allowing the Bank to formulate appropriate responses. “High-frequency data is doing […]

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Glo Unites West Africa Operations with UNIWORLD Card

Second National operator, Globacom has introduced a new roaming package which will further unify three African countries, Nigeria, Gnana and Benin Republic. The service offers a uniform local tariff and allows the use of local Glo recharge cards in any of these three countries.  Vanguard

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Cloud Awareness Lags in Africa

A survey carried out by IDC (International Marketing Research Company) has revealed that government organisations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region are yet to gain a fundamental understanding of cloud computing, and currently demonstrate a relatively low inclination to adopting the technology until they develop greater confidence in it. I can’t blame them! […]

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Google+ via SMS Now Available in 23 African Countries

Google has announced that users in 23 African countries will now be able to post to Google+ via SMS. The move is the latest in Google’s efforts to encourage use of their relatively new social network. “We wanted to ensure that Google+ is also available at times when you are not connected to the internet” says […]

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Dangote Offers Automatic Jobs to First Class Graduates

The richest man in Africa and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is said to be offering automatic employment to any student that graduates with a first class degree from Kano University of Science and Technology. This is a good one from him… Fear this guy! Read full story on author website »

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