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Digital Economy to Create over 3m Jobs, as Nigeria, Others Discuss Road Map in Geneva

Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah and Sec. Gen of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi at the e-Commerce week in Geneva

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria’s digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs over the next 10 years.

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Innovate Ventures Re-Runs Successful Tech Accelerator for Somali Start-ups

Innovate Ventures (Innovate.so) is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator. Launched in partnership with VC4A (https://VC4A.com), Telesom and Oxfam as part of Work in Progress! project, Innovate Accelerator saw over 180 applications submitted for last year’s inaugural cohort.

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World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs

With support from prominent African investment groups, XL Africa will help the 20 selected start-ups attract early stage capital between $250,000 and $1.5 million

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When imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows

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Tigo Launches First State-of-the-Art Call Centre in Tanzania

Boasting the latest technology, the Call Centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated world-class service

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Africa is playing infrastructure catch up

Why the cloud is not the only answer

The amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure according to Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco. Following her panel discussion at this year’s WAN Summit in New York City, McCann says that the enterprise sector is being driven to consolidate their infrastructure into a colocation centre to benefit from a highly connected environment.

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International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

A satellite in the process of being deployed from the International Space Station. The 28 satellites which forms part of the European Union’s QB50 project will all be deployed in this manner over a period of 30 to 60 days while the ISS orbits Earth. Image: NASA

The nSight1 nanosatellite is one of the two South African built satellites which will be deployed from the International Space station within the next two months as part of the European Union QB50 project. The project comprises a total of 28 satellites from 23 different countries which will be used to conduct research in the lower thermosphere to apply to current atmospheric models especially applicable to the reentry trajectory of spacecraft. From left are Dr Sias Mostert, Chairman of the SCS Aerospace Group (www.scsgroup.com), the company that invested in the project, Hendrik Burger, CEO of SCS Space (www.scs-space.com), Chris Böhme and Sonja Goosen both form Pinkmatter Solutions (www.pinkmatter.com) who co-invested in the project and supplies ground segment software for the satellite.

The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days.

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Facebook moves into larger South Africa premises as African growth accelerates

Left to right: Carolyn Everson – VP Global Marketing Solutions Facebook, Nunu Ntshingila – Regional Director Africa Facebook, Nicola Mendelsohn – VP EMEA Facebook

Facebook has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture. The new office will continue to provide support to Facebook advertisers, application developers and other key partners across the continent.

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Global research shows tech savvy businesses grow, differentiate, compete and flex better when they commit to technology

A third of small businesses that have a significant focus on digitally innovating their business reported growth of more than 10% last year

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Chasing Lazarus: A Hunt for the Infamous Hackers to Prevent Large Bank Robberies

According to Kaspersky Lab records, from December 2015, malware samples relating to Lazarus group activity appeared in financial institutions, casinos software developers for investment companies and crypto-currency businesses

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AFRICA IS READY FOR HIGH TECH SOLUTIONS

Africa has been left behind in the development cycle of the globe. The continent currently faces an uphill task of realizing the UN Sustainable development goals (SDGs). There has been no other imperative time as now for Africa joins forces in public – private partnerships with high tech insititutions towards the realization of the SDGs.

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