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[Opinion] Electricity in Africa: Is the Real Problem Payment?

September 29, 2014 - 1:34 pm in Analysis & Opinions, Business & Money

In August 2014, US president Barack Obama announced a renewed commitment to Power Africa, a private sector-led initiative aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 600 million people are without reliable access to power.…

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DEMO Africa 2014 Series: Entrepreneurs Feeding Africa

September 25, 2014 - 8:59 am in Startups, Technology

"If you ate today, thank a farmer" On this post as part of the DEMO Africa 2014 series, we will be journeying into the world of startups in the agriculture…

SheleadsAfrica 2014 Finalist

African Female Entrepreneurs, Over $15k Goes To SheLeads Africa Pitching Contest Winners

September 25, 2014 - 8:15 am in Gadgets & Mobile

The SheLeadsAfrica pitching competition has come and gone. If you are a female entrepreneur in Africa..... you so missed!! :) You can catch some of the…

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Innovation Prize for Africa 2015, Apply Now

September 24, 2014 - 1:27 pm in Entrepreneurship, Technology

At the African Innovation Foundation we are passionate about Africa and its potential, that we firmly believe will be led by empowering a new generation of African innovators and entrepreneurs.  But we also recognise that this new generation needs the resources…

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The Bank Verification Number: Case Study For NCC on SIM Registration

September 23, 2014 - 11:41 am in Analysis & Opinions, Technology

Starting June 16, 2014, the Central Bank of Nigeria through the commercial banks commenced biometric registration exercise for bank customers, which will see to the roll-out of the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN). The BVN, a number that will serve as bank…

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Demo Africa 2014 Series: Finalists Playing in the Banking & Finance Sector

September 22, 2014 - 9:38 am in Business & Money, Startups, Technology

"At its core, banking is not simply about profit, but about personal relationships." - Felix Rohatyn, American investment banker Still on the DEMO Africa 2014 series, we will be looking at finalists in the Banking & Finance categories. Meanwhile, you can…

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Asseco Group Enters Nigeria to Tackle the Power Sector

September 15, 2014 - 12:49 pm in Business & Money, News & Media, Technology

The leading software company in Central and Eastern Europe, Asseco Group with presence in over 40 countries has made entry into the Nigerian technology market. Speaking during the media launch in Lagos, the CEO of Asseco Nigeria, Simon Melchior said the company's…

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DEMO Africa 2014: The African Healthcare Delivery Concern

September 15, 2014 - 9:43 am in Startups, Technology

Health, they say, is well. And next on the DEMO Africa 2014 Series on Tech360NG is about the finalists playing in the health sector, with solutions designed around health care delivery. Representing just 10 per cent of the total finalists, there are just four…

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DeliveryScience Startup Raising $500k to Unlock Value in Logistics Business

September 14, 2014 - 9:08 am in Business & Money, Interviews, Startups, Technology

Logistics business in over 160 million people country like Nigeria had been clouded with many uncertain variables and this make decision making slower and most times loss in revenue, along this huge enterprise challenge.  Recently, I spoke with Lanre Oyedotun,…

Education

DEMO Africa 2014: My Insights to Startups in the Education Category

September 11, 2014 - 8:45 am in Education, Startups, Technology

Over the past week we brought you some of the startups in the communication category of DEMO Africa 2014 finalists, and here we are with the second in the series featuring startups trying to address challenges in the education on the continent. Others in…