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African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers

The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions INDIANA, United States of America, September 20, 2018/ — African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: From:               25/09/2018 To:                   27/09/2018 Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org )  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations (https://AG.Purdue.edu/scaleup/Pages/about.aspx) from September 25-27, 2018, to address how…

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Second edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week begins in 35 countries

KIGALI, Rwanda, 10 September 2018,  The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announced the beginning of NEF Africa Science Week in 35 African countries throughout the months of September, October and December 2018. NEF Africa Science Week are led by NEF Ambassadors, local science and technology champions, together with support of local academic, public and private sector stakeholders and sponsors, who organize three to seven days of events in their countries to promote Science, Technology,…

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Kenya signs MOU to host the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, – The Government of Kenya signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) to host the NEF Global Gathering 2020 in Nairobi in March 2020. The NEF is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. “The Third NEF Global Gathering will be taking place at a time when Kenya has embarked on an aggressive programme of enhancing the uptake of science subjects at all levels of education, through the roll-out of STEM model schools in…

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Top 7 sales skills for every entrepreneur

There is one statement about sales which will always remain true: people buy from people they like and trust. So what skills do you need to sharpen to build rapport and trust with leads and customers? These are seven skills to focus on: Listen actively It is important to practice active listening when you are present with your customer. By showing an interest in what they say and listening carefully to their pain points and objectives you will be able to tailor your sales pitch to satisfy their need. Your customers will…

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Student wins Skye Bank’s ₦5 million prize in ‘Ref ‘n’ Win’ Promo

A 26-year old undergraduate, Damilola Rachel Ajayi, has won the overall prize of ₦5 million  in the just-concluded Skye Bank Ref ‘n’ Win Promo. The ‘Ref n Win’ promo was a youth-focused initiative designed to reward Skye Bank’s account holders who were mainly undergraduates across the country. During the course of the campaign, students who referred their friends to open accounts earned commission on accounts opened and qualified for prizes ranging from ₦25,000, ₦50,000. They also stood a chance to partake in the grand draw to win star price value…

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Oradian and ANMFIN launch new cloud-based microfinance solution in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, August 14, 2018/ — As part of their shared mission to boost financial inclusion throughout Nigeria, Oradian (https://Oradian.com) and the Association of Non Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria (ANMFIN) (www.ANMFINigeria.org) have launched a strategic partnership. Princess Adesola Ogunleye, the President of ANMFIN, commented on the partnership saying, “We are extremely pleased to partner with Oradian. Together we align our shared vision and leverage the success delivered to date. The partnership will enable all of our MFIs to move to Oradian’s cloud-based solution, helping our members to save time…

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International Youth Day: how Nestlé offers economic opportunities to youth in Central & West Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, August, 2018/ — The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on Jobs for Youth in Africa (http://bit.ly/2KON1g3) indicates that “of Africa’s nearly 420 million youth aged 15-35, one-third are unemployed, another third are vulnerably employed and, only one in six is in wage employment”. The commemoration of International…

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Top 10 Business Schools in Africa

With Africa increasingly attracting investors and progressively becoming a business hub, it’s clear that the continent is ripe with opportunities. No one understands this better than the countless African entrepreneurs starting small businesses everyday, playing their role in transforming the economic narrative of the continent. But what would a continent’s economic landscape be without its source of business knowledge and breeding ground for entrepreneurs? Business schools not only help nurture tomorrow’s business leaders but also work with companies, helping them take advantage of emerging opportunities and tackle challenges. The following are a select few of the numerous…

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Pictures of Sudan’s Forgotten Nubian Pyramids

Bagrawiyah, Sudan – More than 200km from the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the remains of an ancient city rise from the arid and inhospitable terrain like a science-fiction film set. Nestled between sand dunes, the secluded pyramids seem to have been forgotten by the modern world, with no nearby restaurants or hotels to cater to tourists. The Nubian Meroe pyramids, much smaller but just as impressive as the more famous Egyptian ones, are found on the east bank of the Nile river, near a group of villages called Bagrawiyah. The pyramids get their name…

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AIMS, Facebook And Google Jointly Launch African Master’s In Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) (www.NextEinstein.org) announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook (www.FaceBook.com) and Google (www.Google.com). The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances medical diagnosis, improves industrial processes and enables scientific discoveries. Over the past decade, thanks to large public and private investments, MI has progressed rapidly in both basic research and the development of a vast array of applications.…

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