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Digital Economy to Create over 3m Jobs, as Nigeria, Others Discuss Road Map in Geneva

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs over the next 10 years GENEVA, Switzerland, April 25, 2017/ — It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs over the next 10 years. This comes as Ministers from developing countries namely Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Chile, Costa Rica and Pakistan under the auspices of Friends of E-Commerce for Development (FED) resolved…

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Android Or iOS: Which One To Choose?

In the past few years mobile phones and tablets have become the most popular devices for users around the world, surpassing desktop computers and even laptops. The reason for their popularity is the amazing versatility of the devices paired with the ultimate portability. If you’re looking for a new gadget at a super low price, you can find it here https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones, where you get to shop from Nigeria’s best sellers. One of the main choices you’ll have to make is the choice of an OS, and here is a guide…

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Egypt Gets ‘Made In China’ New Capital

Egypt’s new capital city moved a step closer to reality with the announcement that Chinese developers will largely fund the megaproject. The China Fortune Land Development Company (CFLD) agreed to provide $20 billion for the currently unnamed city, after a meeting between heads of the firm and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. This follows a previous commitment of $15 billion from another Chinese state-owned company, bringing the project close to its $45 billion budget requirements for phase I. Plans for the new capital were first announced in March 2015….

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Why Africa’s private equity-bubble worries are misplaced

The rapid increase in investment funds has raised concerns that a private equity bubble is emerging – essentially that too much money is chasing too few companies – and pushing the prices of available African assets to high levels. The crash in global prices for the commodities upon which many African economies heavily depend has heightened this concern. Political events and a terrorist presence in several northern and central African nations have added to fears that the continent’s impressive economic revival over the past decade is in jeopardy. The commodity…

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National Blogging Month Begins July 1 – July 31

Are you a blogger, do you love the digital media, do you aspire to be one? Then you don’t have to miss out on the debut National Blogging Month by Mr. MacHenry Churchill. It is upon us already, make plans to be part of this project #NationalBLOGGINGmonth‎. Hello Veteran Bloggers, Emerging Bloggers and Aspiring Bloggers, We have chosen July 1 – July 31 as our NATIONAL BLOGGING MONTH to celebrate bloggers and the art of blogging in Nigeria. This date is chosen for strategic reasons. So join us as we officially…

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10 business trends, ideas and opportunities in east Africa’s consumer industries

Compared to some oil and metals exporters in sub-Saharan Africa grappling with low commodity prices, the countries of east Africa provide a more supportive economic environment for consumer-focused companies. Untapped opportunities include moving into the region’s second-tier cities; investing in packaging; and helping smaller food producers grow their businesses through new equipment and financing. These are among the topics highlighted in the Q3 2016 edition of the East Africa Consumer Industries Quarterly™, published by Maritz Africa Intelligence. The publication focuses on business trends, ideas and opportunities in region’s consumer-facing sectors and…

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PigiaMe launches customized chat apps services on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

Nairobi,  –PigiaMe, Kenya’s leading quality classified website, reveals cutting-edge one-on-one customer relationships efforts. Since its creation, PigiaMe continuously sought to improve its user’s experience through innovative marketing and customer service. Now, it has taken it a step further by providing real time assistance directly on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.   PigiaMe was one of the first Kenyan companies to embrace WhatsApp as a communication channel in early 2015. Building on this success, it is now the first classified to provide a notification system not only on WhatsApp but also on…

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RINGIER AFRICA, ONE AFRICA MEDIA PARTNER TO BUILD AFRICA’S LARGEST CLASSIFIEDS GROUP

Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow Africa’s largest classifieds group. The new joint venture  Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) which was officially launched on Tuesday is now positioned as Africa’s classifieds leader, with top homegrown brands such as OAM’s Jobberman, Cheki, BuyRent Kenya &PrivateProperty Nigeria and Ringier Africa’s Expat-Dakar, ZoomTanzania & PigiaMe. Both Ringier and OAM have committed to continue to significantly invest into the new venture to build out its market leadership. OAM’s CEO Justin Clarke will become the Acting CEO of the new group. “We…

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Africa Singapore Business Forum Returns 24-25 August 2016

The premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa SINGAPORE, Singapore, May, 2016/ — International Enterprise (IE) Singapore’s Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa. It is slated to return 24-25 August for the fourth time. This year’s keynote speaker is Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies.Hosted in Singapore since 2010, the forum has brought together close to 2000 business and government…

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NAIROBI TECH WEEK

The Nairobi Tech Week is a new tech event series (April 27-30) where CTOs and top developers, tech entrepreneurs and various stakeholders in Sub Saharan Africa’s tech industry come together in a blowout event. Hosted by Moringa School, this is going to be Sub Saharan Africa’s largest tech event – from both the Twitter Developer Relations team and AngelHack partnering with Moringa to have their first events in Africa ever. In one week, we will bolster the growing tech sector and culminate the support in one place. The event will bring to…

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