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Win Up to 1 Million Naira In Scholarships as part of the Jumia Back to School Season Sales and Free Shipping Offer

Jumia (www.Jumia.com) has announced its inaugural essay writing competition for all Nigerian students with the chance to win up to 1 million naira in scholarship. The competition is a part of Jumia’s kick-off of the 2017 Back to School season sales. The nationwide competition will bring together students from all over in an intellectual bout that challenges them to develop smart solutions and unleash hidden potentials that will address tangible problems faced in the country. The essay competition will be divided into 3 categories – senior secondary school (SSS), junior secondary…

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Silicon Valley-based university continues to expand global program offerings with new partnership with De Beers Group. Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its successful programs to Southern Africa: the Seed Transformation Program of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as Stanford Seed, and the Stanford…

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Facebook To Start Showing Publisher Logos in Trending and Search

SAN FRANCISCO, United States of America, August 22, 2017/ — Today, we will begin introducing publisher logos next to articles in Trending Search surfaces on Facebook and (www.Facebook.com) as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance people’s recognition of the sources of news distributed on our platform. Publishers will now be able to upload multiple versions of their logos through a new Brand Asset Library, so that the logos can appear next to their content on Facebook. We built this in close collaboration with a number of partners, as part of the…

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Investors eyeing Africa’s private education opportunity

The African continent has a large number of young people, with the United Nations estimating about 40% of the population is under the age of 15. However, in many countries the public sector has not been able to adequately keep up with demand for education. Generally speaking there is also a mismatch between graduates’ skills and what is required by employers. This situation has created fertile ground for growth in the private education industry. For instance, Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed ADvTECH has built a diversified company with numerous basic and tertiary…

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Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saharan economies

Sub-Saharan Africa is, and will continue to be, the fastest growing mobile market in the world. By the end of the decade, there will be more than half a billion mobile subscribers in the region, up from 420 million at the end of 2016. Among the growth drivers is the under-16 age group, which accounts for more than 40 percent of the population in many countries, and women, who are currently 17 percent less likely to have a mobile phone subscription than their male counterparts. Mobile is now also a…

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SAP Africa Code Week returns to invest in Nigeria’s teachers

AKURE, Nigeria,17 August 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Over the next weeks Nigeria will play host to a series of official train-the-trainer (TTT) workshop sessions as the country takes on a leading role in the build-up to SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) 2017. Founded in 2015, ACW seeks to empower African youth with coding skills through hands-on and playful learning. Spearheaded by SAP, world leaders in enterprise software, and with the support of UNESCO, YouthMobile, the Cape Town Science Centre, the Galway Education Centre, Google and over 100 public and private…

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Lagos slumps as travel to Africa displays double-digit growth

LONDON, United Kingdom, August 15, 2017/ — An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017. During the coming five months, August – December 2017, there will be 16% fewer airline seats on domestic routes and 9% fewer and on international routes to and from Lagos. Commenting on this data, Jon Howell, Managing…

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Meet Freddy Caspers

 Freddy Caspers: Before joining Silvertree as Chairman, Freddy drove more than 20 Billion USD of value creation as founding Executive Board Member of Reckitt Benckiser PLC, one of the leading global players in the consumer and health care industry, serving as CEO of emerging markets for 16 years. His contribution included step changes in growth following successful launches of Power Brands like Durex, turnaround of loss making companies and the successful integration of several large acquisitions. He also works currently in Europe on large-cap deals as Senior Advisor for EQT,…

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The public have more in common with CEOs than you might think

Over the years, the issue of public trust has been climbing steadily up the agenda of global CEOs. Indeed, it was one of the biggest risers on the list of possible threats to business growth in our 20thCEO Survey, with 58% admitting that the deterioration of trust in business was either somewhat or extremely concerning. In light of this increased emphasis on trust, we decided that for this year’s survey we needed to learn the opinions of the public – as well as CEOs – on issues such as growth,…

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McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data. A new report by McKinsey Africa (www.McKinsey.com) finds that its involvement is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest. Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report finds that there are already over 10,000 Chinese firms operating in Africa—four times the previous estimate. About 90 percent of these are private firms, of…

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