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HOW TWO YOUNG WEST AFRICAN WOMEN ARE CREATING AFRICA’S NEXT BILLIONAIRES

As a big believer in female entrepreneurship and empowerment on the African continent, Yasmin Belo-Osagie (26) saw a gap to create a space for young women to become movers and shakers on the continent. In 2014, on her return to Nigeria after completing her studies in the US, Belo-Osagie seized the opportunity to form her own start-up, together with Afua Osei. They called it She Leads Africa. The business serves as a platform on which young women across Africa can create and share entrepreneurial ideas. It provides support for their…

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Netflix is Launching in Africa: What Will that Mean for DSTV?

There must have been an emergency meeting called in South Africa, home of Multichoice, which owns pay television service DSTV, when Netflix announced it was entering Africa’s most advanced economy in 2016. By August, Multichoice’s parent firm Naspers had responded with the launch of its own online video on demand service to rival Netflix, the international provider of on-demand Internet streaming media with over 26 million subscribers worldwide. The battle will be among Netflix, ShowMax and other Video-on-Demand (VoDs) in South Africa. Several DSTV subscribers that are not on the service for…

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Nigerian teens create super-fast Android web browser

Brothers Osine and Anesi have developed an Android web browser, Crocodile Browser Lite, which has been well received on Google Playstore. The duo is now working on a new project called ‘Project CrocChat’, which they say is ‘our first entry in the peer-to-peer communication space’ Osine Ikhianosime (13) and Anesi Ikhianosime (15) Photo: TribuneOnline Nigerian teenage brother Osine Ikhianosime (13) and Anesi Ikhianosime (15) have developed an Android web browser, Crocodile Browser Lite, which has been well received on Google’s  playstore. The free browser, described as “Intuitive, Clean and Fast” browser for…

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Meet The Top 3 Youngest Billionaires In Nigeria

This piece profiles 3 super-rich Nigerian men who achieved their dreams at a very young age and are basking in a world of possibilities and affluence.  Money, fame and power are just some of the attributes that make today’s world billionaires who they are and these young outstanding Nigerians have achieved that in a very short time. Young, brimming with ideas and and a determination to achieve the impossible, these three young men are pragmatically carving a niche for themselves in the global centre stage as respectable billionaires in their…

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Business Education Technology 

10 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PREDICTIONS FOR 2016

Does your CEO have a bold goal for 2016? Does the goal include the word ‘digital’ or ‘transformation’ in the description? Well, if so, they’re not alone in their quest for a superior IT-­enabled competitive advantage that positions their organization for the future. Business technology investment related to digital transformation (DX) projects will constitute the majority of growth in IT­-related markets over the next five years, according to the latest IDC assessment. “The disruptive impact of digital transformation is about to be felt in every industry as enterprises ‘flip the…

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Africa Education 

The Underground Homes of Tunisia

traditional underground homes are sometimes described as “troglodyte” structures. They are found in Matmata, Tunisia. Photo: Youtube/ Tunisia Matmata Matmata is a little town located in the southern part of Tunisia. The underground homes are formed by digging a large pit in the ground.

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Meet Africa’s Latest Female President

ARETWEETPIN IT56-year-old Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has just been made president of Mauritius. Take a look at her accomplishments. You’ve heard of a philosopher king. But what about a biologist president? Ameenah Gurib-Fakim — the biologist who gave the TED Talk “Humble plants that hide surprising secrets” — was sworn in today as the sixth president of Mauritius, a small island off the coast of Africa, about 500 miles past Madagascar. Gurib-Fakim was appointed to the position by Mauritius’ parliament, and is the country’s first female president. And as she tells the…

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Africa Technology 

World’s first “droneport” to be built in Rwanda

Drones will deliver essential supplies such as food, medicine and blood to combat malaria and sickle cell among other diseases. The drones will be deployed across the country Photo: Loopt Rwanda is set to be the first country in the world to have a “droneport” to deliver “urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale” according to statement by droneport project partners. The project is a brainchild of Madrid based Norman Foster Foundation, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Foster + Partners and Redline partners (Afrotech). The drones would be cost…

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Walking Through The Kibra’s Nubian Culture

Nubians settled in Kibra, about five kilometres from the Nairobi City Centre, starting from about 1911, then again in 1917-18. They were originally reserve troops in 17 garrisons aiding the British imperial campaign. Collectively called “Nubians”, they comprise groups such as the Dinka, Muru, Kotoria, Bari, Kuku and Lendu. The Lendu trace their origins to the Congo while the rest, to Sudan. Photo: Open Society Foundations The winding tarmac road snakes through rusty tin-roofed houses in Nairobi’s Kibra neighbourhood, five kilometers south of the City Centre. It is one of…

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Buying A Pre-Owned Tablet

Buying a pre-owned tablet is a great solution for those who are looking for a good device and are limited in money. It is also a great way to attain a new gadget for those who really need it more than need to boast with some cutting edge technology. And the best solution for buying a pre-owned tablet is Jiji.ng. It provides an incredible selection of things and can be easily operated with the help of your laptop or a Smartphone. The process takes only some simple steps. To start…

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