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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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African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators

The training will also address the needs and perspectives of women and men in policymaking and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change processes, adopted on 9 May 1992 ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, September 20, 2018/ — African Development Bank Convenes Climate Change Seminar on Gender Mainstreaming for African Group of Negotiators:                         Date: 27 September, 2018                         Location: Le Ndiambour Hotel, Dakar, Senegal The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org)  will conduct a seminar on gender mainstreaming in climate negotiations for the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) in Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday,…

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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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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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Africa registry launches the world’s leading gateway solution for domain names in Africa

As well as offering almost five times more domain name choices than available through other African gateways, Africa Registry’s RRPproxy service enables registrars and resellers to immediately start selling lucrative add-on services LONDON, United Kingdom, September 4, 2018/ — Africa Registry, part of the CentralNic Group, is a leading provider of domain names for Africa since 2005, is delighted to announce a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower domain name vendors, registrars and resellers in Africa to sell domains using over 1,000 TLDs, and to benefit from…

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UBER Monthly Riders Hits 267,000 With 9,000 Active Drivers

Transportation network company, UBER Nigeria, currently has 9,000 active driver-partners and no fewer than 267,000 monthly riders, an official has said. Francesca Uriri, the company’s Head of Communications in West Africa, made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos on Wednesday. Uriri said that the drivers and riders were based in Abuja and Lagos, where UBER currently focused. She claimed that the growing number of the riders was due to safety and services provided by the company. “UBER works together with regulators to ensure the safety of its platform and…

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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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Temenos and AUC Venture Lab Team up to Accelerate Fintech Innovation in Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt, August 13, 2018/ — The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC Venture Lab) (http://Schools.AUCEgypt.edu/business/aucvlab/), the leading university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo. Temenos will support financial innovation in Egypt by providing startups with access to the world’s number one core banking solution to be used as their development environment. A key aspect of the collaboration will see Temenos provide a sandbox…

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Facebook Starts Monetizing WhatsApp Through Customer Replies

Facebook has been quite aggressive in maximizing the revenue generating capabilities of its various assets, but one asset has not been contributing immensely although it cost them the most: WhatsApp. This is about to change drastically with the new monetizing scheme, which WhatsApp has announced today. The new WhatsApp Business API will allow businesses connect with their customers around the world on WhatsApp. People will be able too connect a business by either asking for helpful information  like a boarding pass or shipping confirmation  or get real time support  and even start a conversation by clicking…

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World’s Top 10 Best Selling Mobile Phones of All Time

Ever since the first phone was made available to the public, we have seen companies take up the mobile phone market and flourish in it. Before the smartphone, we had dumbphones that preceded feature phones. Despite the impressive sales that we see smartphone companies such as Apple and Samsung report in their financials, the real winners have always been dumb phones from back in the day that sold in the hundreds of millions. This list simply highlights phones that were sold around the world and still hold the record for…

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