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Beyond ACFTA, The Real African Challenge
ACFTA (African Continental Free Trade Agreement) has been heralded by many as a possible panacea to many trade frictions in Africa. Interestingly, the African Development Bank’s 2019 African Economic Outlook may have a clear insight on what really matters: “trade costs due to poorly functioning logistics markets may be a greater barrier to trade than tariffs and nontariff barriers”.  Yes, logistics paralysis in Africa is more critical than tariffs. So, even if you remove the traffic among member states without dealing with supply chain infrastructures, nothing catalytic will happen. Those infrastructures will be seaports, airports and trade routes structured for… The post Beyond ACFTA, The Real African Challenge appeared first on Tekedia.
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12 African Fintech Startups Among 50 Winners of the Inclusive Fintech 2019 Competition
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The New Lagos Bus Fare System is GREAT
Public Notice: If you are in any of the Lagos bus terminals, support the new fare system. Enjoy your travels in our Centre of Excellence. The fare system is simpler, better and takes away frictions. The post The New Lagos Bus Fare System is GREAT appeared first on Tekedia.
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Catalyst Fund Selects Three Fintechs for This Year’s Edition
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African Diaspora and the Sustainable Development Goals: Making a case for Diaspora Resource Management
By Dr. Nnamdi Madichie & Dr. Chinedu Madichie In a 2013 Special Issue on “Is the Middle East the land of the future?” a range of papers debated how the region was faring in terms of meeting the millennium development goals, and concluded that the targets had been missed in the most desperate sectors. Indeed, even in the fastest growing economies of the Middle East proved that nothing could be concluded as a given. A similar observation had been made in the case of Africa two years earlier in a journal special issue entitled “Is Africa the land of the future?” In this article,… The post African Diaspora and the Sustainable Development Goals: Making a case for Diaspora Resource Management appeared first on Tekedia.
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Ghana’s Truckrtech Emerges as the Winner of TechCircle Pitch2Win Competition
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Central Bank of Nigeria Hints on Recapitalization of Banks
The Central Bank of Nigeria plans to recapitalize banks:“Banks will therefore be required to maintain higher levels of capital, as well as liquid assets in order to reduce the impact of an economic crisis on the financial system,” he said.”  That is the right thing to do especially since the stock market has simply refused to make amends after the ocean-bottom of 2008. To achieve Financial System Stability, Mr Emefiele said a resilient and stable financial system was imperative for continued growth of the country’s economy given the intermediation role of a financial institutions, to support the needs of individuals… The post Central Bank of Nigeria Hints on Recapitalization of Banks appeared first on Tekedia.
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Central Bank of Nigeria Hints on Recapitulation of Banks
The Central Bank of Nigeria plans to recapitalize banks:“Banks will therefore be required to maintain higher levels of capital, as well as liquid assets in order to reduce the impact of an economic crisis on the financial system,” he said.”  That is the right thing to do especially since the stock market has simply refused to make amends after the ocean-bottom of 2008. To achieve Financial System Stability, Mr Emefiele said a resilient and stable financial system was imperative for continued growth of the country’s economy given the intermediation role of a financial institutions, to support the needs of individuals… The post Central Bank of Nigeria Hints on Recapitulation of Banks appeared first on Tekedia.
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10 Important Points about Entrepreneurship
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Africa’s biggest payTV service MultiChoice laying off 2,000 workers is a classic example of Automation disruptions
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa The South Africa based pay-TV company MultiChoice Group is making headlines across the continent because of its impending move to lay off 2,000 employees. This announcement was made last Friday, as the company seeks to redesign its customer care services. Yes, Automation is rendering people jobless while driving efficiency up MultiChoice, which for years has […] Africa’s biggest payTV service MultiChoice laying off 2,000 workers is a classic example of Automation disruptions Milicent Atieno
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Coding Formulates Young Girls for a Gender-Neutral Future
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NCAA Names Glo as Major Violator of Aviation Height Clearance
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Coding has Become a New Thing for Unemployed South Africans
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Village Capital Agriculture Africa 2019 is Now Open for Registration
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The State of Tech Jobs in Nigeria
Cousant Connect has published a report titled “The Nigerian IT Jobs Report, 2019”. It examines where job opportunities are in the Nigerian IT sector: “The demand for IT skills in Nigeria is continually increasing with many more sectors of the economy now embracing technology.   However, there is still a lack of information on where the opportunities lie in the IT Jobs market and average salary ranges. This IT Jobs report gives deep insights into the skills that are in high demand, the average salary for each industry and skill set.” Looking at the data, mobile app developers seem to be running… The post The State of Tech Jobs in Nigeria appeared first on Tekedia.
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ScholarX, a Nigerian Startup, Raises $100k in Pre-Seed Round
TechInAfrica – ScholarX, initially launched in July 2016, is a Nigerian startup focusing on the fields related to educational purposes. You may have seen our story regarding Google Launchpad Accelerator, and this particular business is one of the teams recognized by the search engine giant. in the third cohort launched in March. Believing that dreams shouldn’t […] More The post ScholarX, a Nigerian Startup, Raises $100k in Pre-Seed Round appeared first on Tech In Africa.
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The first multi service vehicle app launched in Kenya & Somaliland.
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Kenya, Somaliland & Somalia has just gotten its first-ever multi-service vehicle booking dubbed HudHud. The service will accord commuters in those countries the convenience of ordering multi vehicles on the same platform. HudHud is the first multi-service car booking app in East Africa. The company, in collaboration with its technical partners which had grown its […] The first multi service vehicle app launched in Kenya & Somaliland. Innov8tiv.com
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How to give your online business image an overhaul
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa Having a business makeover shouldn’t just be restricted to a new logo and an interior decoration redesign. Refurbishing your online presence is just as crucial for presenting your business to customers and fellow peers. An online overhaul can involve many things: improving your network technology, giving your website a facelift or making a significant change […] How to give your online business image an overhaul Innov8tiv.com
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Mac’s New USB-C: Top Reasons To Love It
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa If you are a passionate fan of MacBooks, you probably already know that the newest models come with an unusual (at least for Apple users) USB ports. As soon as the company revealed its innovation, there were many controversial opinions about whether this change was for good or not. Some users felt disappointed because of […] Mac’s New USB-C: Top Reasons To Love It Innov8tiv.com
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Best YouTube Channels for Accounting Students
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa If you are interested in learning more about accounting, there are a lot of resources on the internet, from blogs to online courses. YouTube educational videos provide the easiest and free way to learn about accounting. Here, in this article, we mention the following great YouTube channels for Accounting students: Farhat’s Accounting Lectures This YouTube […] Best YouTube Channels for Accounting Students Fahad Saleem
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Vodacom Sells Its VBA Assets in Three Markets to Synergy Communications
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Nigeria’s Distributed Utility Startup, Arnergy, Raises $9 Million
It is evident that distributed energy will rule this age for Africa. Yes, while heavy-asset distribution companies (DISCOs) are crying for no money, African renewable startups are raising tons of money.  You do not need a seer to understand: remove government subsidy, most African electric utility firms will collapse. Investors are voting for the startups and those startups are chipping the market from the national grid, taking the best customers along. The implication is that over time, national grid players will enter severe paralysis as they will not have profitable customers to serve at least in residential power. Nigerian distributed… The post Nigeria’s Distributed Utility Startup, Arnergy, Raises $9 Million appeared first on Tekedia.
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Best YouTube Channels for Psychology Students
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iStore and Think Ahead Offer Free Coding Classes on the Upcoming Mandela Day
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Will iPhone X be able to run 4K video in YouTube?
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MDaaS Global Secures US$1 Million from Its Seed Funding Round
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Tackling Challenges in Nigeria’s Facilities Management Sector to Unlock Growth
By Mutiu Iyanda In the last few years, the population increase and the growth in the real estate and construction industries have been the key drivers of FM growth throughout the world. In Nigeria, according to a recent report, the Integrated FM market in the industry is growing by 5%, while the global growth is 8.4%. The Total Facilities Management solutions segment is growing by 6.6% every year. Last year, the report indicated that the total market size of the public and private sectors’ FM needs was $3.3 million and $1.4 million respectively. During the year, the value of the… The post Tackling Challenges in Nigeria’s Facilities Management Sector to Unlock Growth appeared first on Tekedia.
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Educating Nigerian Children To Thrive In The World
By Sani Nahuche Universally, education has not only been attached to achievements, but it has become a bedrock upon which a lot of advancements have been founded. Be it organised education or self-acquired, education like love, is one of the pillars holding the world together. But to be realistic, it has different approaches to it, from one country to another or on a larger spectrum, from one continent to another. Defining education in Nigeria would have a very close relationship with the organisation of its education system. The 6-3-3-4 model, which came with the introduction of Universal Basic Education, and… The post Educating Nigerian Children To Thrive In The World appeared first on Tekedia.
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Fix Time Doesn’t Show AM or PM in iPhone X
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Startup Acquisitions Continue to Grow Big in Africa, What Does this Mean for VCs and Startups?
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Over 500 South African Girls Taught to Code by Vodacom through a ‘Code Like a Girl’ Training Course Program
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Lol, Snoop Dogg Wins Best Gospel Award; Listen to the Music [Music Video]
Lol, the Dogg beat the regulars Erica Campbell, Kirk Franklin, Tori Kelly and Fred Hammond to win the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for his song “Blessing Me Again”. I watched the day he said he would be pivoting more to gospel songs. Get ready to welcome the Snoop to the crusade!   Rapper/actor and the high priest of 4/20 Snoop Dogg was awarded the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Sunday night at the BET Awards. He won for his song “Blessing Me Again,” featuring Rance Allen. Snoop beat out established gospel artists Erica Campbell, Kirk Franklin and… The post Lol, Snoop Dogg Wins Best Gospel Award; Listen to the Music [Music Video] appeared first on Tekedia.
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Class 3 of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme graduates in Lagos
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Fulfilling My Dream of Teaching Abroad
By Musa Folami My dream has always been to teach English abroad, especially in countries of the Middle East (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, and UAE) where teachers are well remunerated.  But as a non-native speaker of English, with native-like proficiency, I reckoned that I needed to have the necessary qualifications to stand a chance. I decided to travel to the United States for my TESOL certification; it was a huge investment, considering that I am from Nigeria with unstable exchange rate of Naira to dollar. I emptied my bank account and got additional loan support from family members. I… The post Fulfilling My Dream of Teaching Abroad appeared first on Tekedia.
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Nigerian Solar Energy Startup, Arnergy Closes $9 million Series A Round, A Major Milestone for Local Energy Companies
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TMEA Supports Women Entrepreneurship through Rwanda’s PSF, Providing $2.26 Million Funding
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