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IMF podcast: Difficulties present opportunities for the African entrepreneur

Each country in sub-Saharan Africa has its own set of challenges and opportunities. And while the international community puts a lot of resources toward trying to figure out how best to keep the region’s economies growing, most Africans would say that Africa’s development lies in the hands of its own young entrepreneurs. Mame Khary Diène, is one such entrepreneur from Senegal, where she found her first business opportunity in the form of seeds from the enormous Baobab tree. Diène was invited to join a panel discussion about private investment in Africa during…

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Meet Moroccan Expert In The Freelancing Sector -Youssef Amakrane

In Morocco, the freelancing sector has grown considerably in recent years. Many Moroccan professionals are increasingly choosing self-employment as a job for a variety of reasons, mainly, the changes brought by technology today. One of the leaders and experts in the sector of self employment, Youssef Amakrane, Co-manager of “Freelancer.ma”, a leading enterprise that links freelancers with companies and customers. 1. How is the sector of freelancing in Africa and Morocco? Is it growing? Freelance in Morocco is booming. In 2014, the financial act granted a new status of auto-entrepreneur…

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TE SubCom chosen to extend MainOne Cable System to francophone region

New landings designated for 7,000km submarine communications cable stretching from Portugal to West Africa LAGOS, Nigeria, September 20, 2018/ — TE SubCom (http://www.TE.com/global-en/industries/subsea-communications.html), a TE Connectivity Ltd (http://www.TE.com/) company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has secured a contract from leading connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne(http://www.MainOne.net/), to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa’s francophone region with two additional branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and Cote D’Ivoire (Abidjan). These new branches will connect to MainOne’s 7,000km cable system, which extends from Portugal…

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African Development Bank President Adesina urges Canada to be present at Africa’s investment table

Adesina made the call while meeting with 80 leading representatives of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce in Toronto TORONTO, Canada, September , 2018/ — African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, on Wednesday urged Canadian business leaders to “be part of the action and seize investment opportunities on the continent.” Adesina made the call while meeting with 80 leading representatives of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. Promoting the Bank’s upcoming Africa Investment Forum (AIF), scheduled for 7-9 November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Adesina said, “Canada must not…

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The Need for Apparel Manufacturers in Kenya and South Africa to become super vendors

Threadsol has the opportunity to help in raising the share of this industry by providing better processes for manufacturers UTTAR PRADESH, India, September , 2018/ — After marking its presence in 15 countries, ThreadSol (www.ThreadSol.com) is all set to explore the African apparel industry to transform manufacturers to super vendors. This move comes at a time where the   president of Kenya has decided to dedicate his energy in achieving the big four agenda as a way to improve the economy of Kenya and create more job opportunities. Manufacturing is one…

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Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters dynamic new wave of convergence – 3.0

By 2022, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September , 2018/ — Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase – a third wave of convergence. The borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising. As the mobile device cements itself as the pre-eminent source of the E&M experience,…

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Digital transformation’s promise for Botswanan businesses

Digital transformation’s promise for Botswanan businesses By Ricardo Flores, Senior Regional Manager of SADC Applications at Oracle GABORONE, Botswana, September 2018 – Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore. But what are the possibilities for the Botswanan government and companies to embracing digital initiatives? With internet penetration in the country growing and mobile technologies rapidly being deployed, Botswana is mirroring what is happening in other leading…

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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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Community Networks Key to Connecting Africa, says Internet Society

EASTERN CAPE, South Africa, September 3, 2018/ — As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline. Community Networks are a key way to address this connectivity gap, says the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Community Networks are communications infrastructure built, managed and used by local communities. They provide a sustainable solution to address the connectivity gaps that exist in…

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ASLM Releases Speaker Line-Up For Abuja Conference In December

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,24 August 2018-As the date for ASLM2018, the fourth biennial conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine conference (ASLM) draws near, the organization has released the list of confirmed speakers who will come to Abuja to share leading opinions, experiences and insight into preventing and controlling the next pandemic with the role of laboratory. Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention The list includes: Dr. Trevor Peter, Senior Director of the Diagnostic Services at the Clinton Health Access Initiative; Dr. John Nkengasong,…

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