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    5 Ways To Keep On Top Of Your Startup’s Finances

    The very early days of any business can be tough. This is a make or break period for any start-up and it’s a sobering thought to consider, as Forbes states, that 90% of them are doomed to fail. It’s not enough just to have a sound product or service...
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    Apply Now: Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology 2016 Fully Sponsored Program.

    From now until March 31, applicants from Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya can apply for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology’s (MEST) one-year, fully sponsored training programme in software development at their campus in Accra. MEST offers a twelve-month, full-time, fully sponsored training program in which the students – known...
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    Kenyan Angani Co-founders Launch Node Africa – Cloud Infrastructure Startup

    After their sudden departure from Angani in unclear circumstances that had many speculating, the duo of Phares Kariuki and Brian Muita has regrouped and founded a startup called Node Africa. Node Africa held their launch yesterday in a well-attended ceremony which went to show the belief that the online...
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    Airline Review: Flying Kenya Airways From Accra To Nairobi.

    I was recently invited by the DW Akademie for a Social Media Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to explore the various social media projects Anglophone and Francophone Africans have in common. The workshop brought together Social Media influencers, traditional media practitioners from Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Gambia,...
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    $100,000 One Africa Award Winner Announced.

    The 2015 ONE Africa Award recognises Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level. The award is aimed at recognising, rewarding, and advancing the exceptional work of organisations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals....
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    Ghana Scores More on Press Freedom than the USA

    Data from the 2015 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) shows that Namibia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Botswana lead Africa in providing freedom for the Press. Namibia and Ghana are ranked 17th and 22nd out of the 180 countries covered by the index and they outperform several developed countries...
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    BRCK Education launches Kio Kit a value priced tablet for primary schools

    Earlier this week, BRCK Education, a division of BRCK launched a value priced tablet that will be running web-based content and locally cached videos. BRCK is a Nairobi- based hardware and services tech company whose flagship product is the BRCK, which is an internet connectivity device made for low...
  • MasterCard Foundation Partners White House on Next Phase of YALI.

    The MasterCard Foundation together with the White House, announced a commitment towards supporting President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI as you may know is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support these young African...
  • DEMO Africa’s Top 40 Tech Startups of 2014

    DEMO Africa has just announced the 40 chosen tech startups that will launch their product on the DEMO Africa stage in September 2014. The finalists come from all over the continent with 14 startups from Nigeria followed by Kenya, Ghana and Egypt. According to the event organizers more than...
  • #WhenWomenSpeak – (Re)Defining Kenyan Feminisms

    Brenda Wambui & Michael Onsando just published #WhenWomenSpeak, their first quarterly e-book under Brainstorm, an online journal they co-founded. The Brainstorm Quarterly e-book was born out of the humble plan to take over the world. The Quarterlies exist to create bodies of work around topics they feel are important in...
  • TECNO Cracks Down on Counterfeit Handsets in Africa

    With the mobile phone manufacturer TECNO becoming more and more popular in African market, a great many fake products appeared, threatening the benefits of the manufacturer, its distributors and dealers, local government and the customers as well. TECNO determined to offer a heavy blow to fake handsets in many countries...
  • Toby Shapshak’s TED Talk on Africa: You Don’t Need an App for That!

    Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks...
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