Monthly Archives: February 2017

Expect to be disrupted: A smart approach to investing in innovation

That innovation is important and necessary for survival goes without saying. While there is no universal solution for organisations looking to improve their ability to generate, develop, and disseminate new ideas, some strategies are superior to others. Investing in Innovation. read more

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New for Nigerians: Paycode Cardless Cash Withdrawal Service

I’m excited to announce a new financial service inside BBM for Nigerians: Paycode. This service, from Interswitch Ltd, enables cardless cash withdrawal at ATMs as well as cardless/cashless payments in participating real-world stores. Nigerians can find Paycode on their Discover menu today. read more

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How Eritrea Can Boost Its Economy

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

According to the recently published Global Economic Prospects, a World Bank Group flagship report, the year 2016 was marked by stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty. For 2017, a subdued recovery is expected, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. Additionally, weak investment is weighing on medium-term prospects across many emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). Although fiscal stimulus in major economies, if implemented, may boost global growth above expectations, risks to growth forecasts remain tilted to the downside. read more

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The Aviation Africa Event Opened Its Doors Today In Kigali To The Global Aviation Industry

The Aviation Africa 2017 is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017. read more

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Jumia Travel Launches Flight Services

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Jumia Travel has today announced the unveiling of Flights Services for travellers, a move that will boost its services reach. The launch comes to the continent at a time when the second African Aviation Summit is taking place in Rwanda. read more

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Tanzania: World Merit Gains 150% YoY growth in 2016.

World Remit, has announced a 150 per cent Year on Year growth in 2016 and 10,000 unique transactions performed in December last year. The digital money transfer, World Remit, has grounded its presence in Tanzania and providing money transfer services and the growing demand for instant remittances of over 4 million expatriates living outside the country. The services provided by World Remit allows customers to transfer money from abroad directly to Mobile Money services in Tanzania. The Mobile Money platforms such as Tigo Pesa, Vodacom M-Pesa and Zantel Ezy Pesa Mobile Money accounts makes it easy and convenient for residents in Tanzania to access money from clients, family, and friends in abroad. People in more than 50 countries can send instant, secure transfers to more than 140 destinations through the platform. World Remit According to the announcement, the biggest senders to Tanzania include migrants currently living in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Norway and Canada, among others. read more

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DEAL 2017 to Spur Amusement Industry in Africa.

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African millennials are changing their consumer spending patterns, from markets to malls, where they can eat, socialize and get entertained at Family Entertainment Centers (FEC) apart from shopping. Also there have been key amusement parks in Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa which have enticed people around the African region. DEAL 2017 will bring to Africa the largest show in the amusement industry and will provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults – the organizers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African region, it is essential for shows like DEAL to bring key players of the amusement and leisure industry to converge at a focal point to showcase ingenious products which can benefit the market. African tourism has seen a boost is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent. Reports predict that direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP will increase by 4.8% per annum, to USD121.3bn which is approximately 3.2% of GDP by 2026. read more

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Mimecast Combats Rise of Internal Email Threats with Purpose-Built Cloud Security Service

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Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company introduced the latest capability of its Targeted Threat Protection service, Internal Email Protect, the first-to-market cloud-based security service providing threat capabilities for internally generated email. Internal Email Protect allows customers to detect and remediate security threats that originate from their users’ email accounts. This capability includes the scanning of attachments and URLs, as well as content inspections via DLP services. Additionally, Internal Email Protect includes the ability to automatically extract infected email or attachments from users’ inboxes. read more

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Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica: Africa’s most connected Internet Exchange

Angola Cables, a leading telecoms operator is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe. With an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa, Angola Cables has chosen NAPAfrica as its peering point. NAPAfrica is Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), with over 240 unique connected networks and 140Gbps peering traffic. NAPAfrica, which is co-located within all Teraco data centre facilities, provides peering across sub-Saharan Africa from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. read more

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Credit repair: How to keep a good score

Credit repair is important to clean your credit records legally, and let is look good for a better credit score.  The legal aspect of the procedure permits a credit repair agency to clean unnecessary information but not accurate, timely and verifiable information. If the information cannot be verified, then there is no point having it in your records.  According to research, about 5% of consumers usually have errors on the credit reports which affects their probability of acquiring or securing credits, and loans. Poor credit scores and credit reports also have a high tendency of not being able to secure a loan with a low interest. read more

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uShaka Marine Park: Of Dashing Dolphins, Dieting Sharks, and Phantom Ship

The winds blow to the north, as if pushing the docking ships out of the harbor. A few meters above the ship roars a helicopter carrying the captains expected to dock the ship into Durban Harbor. Quite interesting, is the fact that foreign pilots are not allowed to dock in the vessels; you see the horizon of the approaching port, nurse down your sea sickness, curl back and vacate the cabin for the tough guys of Durban Port to guide the ship in. The morning is bright, the shiny sand seem to be calling, with such an allure you have to muster inner strengths to say no, and turn left through the gate to the mighty uShaka Marine Park. This park is Life, at least where the marine ecosystem is concerned. read more

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EBAFOSA calls for all inclusive climate action towards food security in Ghana

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Accra, Monday 20, 2017 — The Ecosystem Based Adaption for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA; www.ebafosa.org), established under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Programme will join the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation to launch the all-inclusive pan-African framework on food security in Ghana on the 3RD of March, 2017 at the University of Ghana (ISSER Auditorium) from 8:30 to 12:30 pm. The event is expected to bring together key stakeholders in all areas– public and private sectors, educational and research institutions, individuals publics/citizens, community based organizations, international intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, civil society groups, etc. to collaborate in developing and implementing policy solutions to upscale Ecosystem Based Adaptation – driven agriculture and its value chain improvements toward ensuring sustainable inclusive growth in Ghana. read more

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Clean Energy West Africa Summit Confirms Workshop for Ecowas-Based Clean Energy Start-Ups

In partnership with the Climate Innovation Center, Ghana, the Clean Energy West Africa Summit will host the first incubator workshop in April which will look at how entrepreneurs can build, develop and sustain clean energy businesses. read more

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Jumia Travel Hospitality Report reveals the most popular destinations in Ethiopia.

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Jumia Travel has released its annual tourism industry report exploring the factors that make up the Ethiopian tourism industry. The report portrays key trends of the country’s successes and failures as well as its untapped opportunities in the industry. Although the Ethiopian tourism sector has been bolstering over the years, recent safety and security concerns have been a major setback to the country’s growing leisure and conference tourism industry. However, the sector remains resilient as the country continues working towards prioritizing security to ensure the safety of visitors and citizens, as well as to minimize the impact of security threats. read more

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