The State of the Internet 2014

  An important and obvious market trend is the migration and use of mobile and web applications by consumers, especially middle-class mobile users in Ghana. In a country where Internet penetration is still below 30%, it is still interesting to realize how this minority population is familiar with mobile apps released in the Silicon Valley and other modern markets. On the commercial side, although...

11 Aug 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

General Electric (GE) To Invest $2 Billion Into Africa

General Electric Co. (GE) will invest about $2 billion in Africa by 2018 and double the local workforce in what Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt calls one of the world’s most-promising markets. “Africa is one of the most important growth areas, purely from an economic standpoint,” Immelt said at a media event for the start of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington being hosted by President Ba...

05 Aug 6:15 AM 0 Read More...

Samsung’s Solar-Powered Internet Schools for Ghana.

Electronics giant Samsung is set to deploy its Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative in rural and remote parts of Ghana. Shipping containers re-purposed into solar-powered classrooms are giving students in the most remote parts of Africa access to education and innovation and Ghana will soon be benefiting from this innovative project from Samsung. Samsung's Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative form...

02 Aug 8:49 AM 0 Read More...

Google Africa Drums Up Support for Nigeria’s 440

Google Africa is drumming up support for 440, the new startup accelerator founded by 88mph and L5Lab to inject between $20k-110k into startups in Nigeria for 10-25% equity. In a blog post, Elija Kitaka, Google Africa program manager said: “We are very excited to be supporting 440 in creating new opportunities for Nigerian startups to build great products for the local market, Africa and the world. Applica...

02 Aug 8:22 AM 0 Read More...

Four YALI Regional Centers Announced.

Yesterday, President Obama announced the renaming of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in honor of Nelson Mandela. He also announced that the United States intends to double the number of annual participants in the Mandela Washington Fellowship to 1000 by the summer of 2016. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YAL...

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