Tag Archives: technology

Tech startups want President Buhari’s attention

7 Jun

President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the first government-organised event for startups from across Nigeria to pitch new and emerging technologies ideas to venture capitalists, investors and decision-makers in the public and private sector. Continue reading

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African startups ideally positioned to go global

5 May

With the current pace of technological development, African startups are being prepped to be competitive and successful at any stage in the next few years, industry insiders say. Continue reading

MEST scouts for tech talent in SA

29 Mar

One of Africa‘s top tech incubators, Ghana‘s Meltwater Entrepreneurship School of Technology MEST, is for the first time recruiting Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) in South Africa, having only accepted applications from young entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya in previous years.  Continue reading

Why you should watch out for Nigeria’s tech sector

16 Dec

Three years ago, ICT contributed only 5.46 percent of Nigeria’s GDP. This year the sector is on track to generate about $50 billion…

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Sierra Leone pushes ITU members to back tech against Ebola

7 Nov

Spurred by Sierra Leone, the U.N.’s ITU has teamed up with the GSM Association, the World Health Organization, and the Internet Society, committing resources to a worldwide effort to develop technology tools to help stop the spread of Ebola.
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Online retailers pushing for e-commerce growth in West Africa

4 Nov

As Internet usage surges, an increasing number of online retailers in West Africa are springing up, giving mobile phone users a variety of options to buy and sell new and used items. Emerging markets like West Africa, where online shopping is still in its infancy, offer the highest growth potential for the e-commerce industry, according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express sub-Sahara Africa, in a report released last week. Continue reading

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