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Mark Zuckerberg is having a blast in Nigeria

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Lagos, Nigeria, on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, and it looks as if he’s having a blast. So far he’s visited a camp that teaches kids how to code, gone on a run through the city, and hosted a Q&A with local entrepreneurs. He even crashed a Nigerian hip-hop music video. Here’s everything Zuckerberg has been up to in Lagos: Zuckerberg landed in Lagos on Tuesday and visited a kids coding camp called CcHub in Yaba, a suburb of Lagos that’s considered to…

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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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TELECOMS DISPLACE OIL BY CONTRIBUTING 8.7 PERCENT TO NIGERIA’S GDP

Since the start of the “Telecoms revolution” Nigeria’s image in the global communication circuit has shot to the heavens. At international forums, international organisations have consistently cited the Nigerian telecom regulatory model and growth gradient as a template for others. In recent years, Africa’s largest economy has been recognized during the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) conferences, which Nigeria has had the privilege of hosting twice since the advent of the telecom revolution. The reasons for this are not far-fetched. In the recent history of global telecoms, Nigeria has held the record…

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Here Are The Realities Facing Young Entrepreneurs In Africa

The Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 this month, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa The Entrepreneurship Survey is based on an emailed questionnaire answered by a selection of young entrepreneurs within the 15 to 25 age group, and located across the African continent. The survey focused on five areas of operating a business, namely growth, sales and marketing, human resources, funding and support.It is hoped that stakeholders, such as policy makers, support…

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AFRICA’S YOUNGEST BILLIONAIRE: Ashish J. Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar is a lively person. Even at 7:30am, when we meet in the London Park Lane Intercontinental Hotel, he is bright-eyed and every inch the energetic entrepreneur. Yet ‘entrepreneur’ is a pretty inadequate description of the founder and CEO of the Mara Group, which has 7,000 employees across 19 African countries and a turnover in excess of $100 million per year. How about ‘mogul’, which harks back to his Indian roots? Or ‘conglomerate empire builder’, since his business interests cover an astonishing range, from agriculture to high tech, from…

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