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TAKING ON AFRICA, A CAMEROONIAN BUSINESS WOMAN’S JOURNEY

Africa may be the last investment frontier, but the fact remains that its challenges can be as great as its opportunities for business success.   Rebecca Enonchong is one tech entrepreneur who learnt that expanding into Africa is not without its sacrifices. She is the founder and CEO of AppsTech, a global provider of enterprise application solutions serving clients in more than 50 countries, and has been taking on the challenges in the African business environment for over 10 years now. Enonchong established AppsTech in 1999 in the United States…

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FACEBOOK, TWITTER JUMP ON GOOGLE GLASSES

San Francisco – Facebook and Twitter launched applications on Thursday for Google glasses as developers rushed to learn more about tailoring software for the internet-linked eyewear yet to hit the market. “Built by Facebook, this app allows you to upload photos from Google Glass directly to your Facebook timeline,” Erick Tseng, head of mobile products at the social network, said in a message posted from the Google developers conference. “You can also add an optional photo description, just by speaking it.” Tseng’s Facebook page displayed an image evidently taken in…

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THE GHANAIAN WOMAN WHO MADE MILLIONS FIGHTING SKIN-BLEACHING

2FA: Ghana’s Grace Amey-Obeng Ghana’s Grace Amey-Obeng, one of West Africa’s most successful businesswomen, made her fortune promoting products which emphasised the beauty of the black skin, at a time when many of her competitors were selling dangerous skin-bleaching formulas. The business empire she started a quarter of a century ago with around $100 (£63) now has an annual turnover of between $8m and $10m. The women in the market had destroyed their skin with all this kind of beauty products, bleaching products” Her FC Group of Companies – which…

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AFRICAN SLAVE TRADITIONS LIVE ON IN U.S

Along the lush sea-islands and the Atlantic coastal plains of the southern East coast of America, a distinctive group of tidewater communities has stuck together throughout the centuries, preserving its African cultural heritage and carving out a lifestyle that is uniquely its own.   The Gullah/Geechee people are direct descendants of West African slaves brought into the United States around the 1700s. They were forced to work in rice paddies, cotton fields and indigo plantations along the South Carolina-Georgia seaboard where the moist climate and fertile land were very similar…

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biNu, ETISALAT NIGERIA PARTNER ON FASTER BROWSING EXPERIENCE

biNu, Etisalat Nigeria Partner On Faster Browsing Experience Etisalat Nigeria has announced its partnership with biNu to bring the popular mobile application to its 15-million feature phone and Android users. The biNu app includes an extensive range of local and international content, messaging and social features and is 10 times faster than a regular browser, while remaining extremely data efficient so data plans stretch even further. Etisalat users can download the Etisalat branded version of the biNu application from http://m.binu.com/etisalat . biNu is one of the fastest growing mobile apps…

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Africa Technology 

24-Old Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian Engineer Invented the Cardiopad

 Here’s an example of African innovation at its finest. Arthur Zang, a 24 year-old Cameroonian engineer, has invented the Cardiopad, a touch screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram (ECG) to be performed at remote, rural locations while the results of the test are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. The device spares African patients living in remote areas the trouble of having to travel to urban centers to seek medical examinations. ccording to Zang, the Cardiopad is “the first fully touch screen medical tablet made…

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EQUITORIAL GUINEA TO AWARD MORE OIL BLOCKS

Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines, Industry & Energy, H.E. Gabriel M Obiang Lima, has confirmed that he will make vital announcements on the next oil blocks to be put up for sale at the annual EG Gas Conference in Malabo, in June. Recently, the oil rich country formally ratified eight offshore and onshore production sharing contracts, all of which include GEPetrol as a partner. Although some of the companies that secured PSCs are well known industry players, awardees also include smaller, less known companies from West Africa, China and Brazil…

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AFRICA’S YOUTH: A TICKING TIME BOMB’ OR AN OPPORTUNITY?

Senegalese opposition politicians denounced the country’s high unemployment rate to mobilise youth against former President Abdoulaye Wade in the country’s 2012 presidential election. Joblessness was one of the main issues that drove the country’s many young people into the streets and to the voting stations to press for a change of government. At least six people died in the protests, and President Wade was defeated by the current leader, Macky Sall. Youth account for 60% of all African unemployed. The key lesson from Senegal’s election violence is that youth unemployment,…

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UNDERSTANDING CREDIT CONSOLIDATION COMPANIES

Are you having a problem with debt? I saw one report recently that 30 million Americans have debts subject to collection. This means that 30 million people are so behind in payments on their debts that they may be turned over to debt collectors. People who fall into this category have options for dealing with those debts and one of the most popular is credit-debt consolidation. What’s meant by credit consolidation? When most people use the phrase, credit consolidation, what they usually mean is credit-debt consolidation or more simply just…

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INFORMATION ON X-RAY TECHNICIAN EDUCATION

X-ray technicians, also known as radiologic technologists, take x-ray images with the help of advanced equipment to help doctors diagnose the medical ailments in patients. It is their responsibility to explain the entire x-ray process to patients and follow the regulations to save themselves and others from the exposure to harmful x-rays. Maintenance of patient record and equipment upkeep are also the major jobs of an x-ray technician.   Certificate Programs in X-Ray Technology Certificate program in radiologic or x-ray technology prepares students for state licensing test and exams for…

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