East Africa

MainOne and Facebook announce open-access fiber network in Nigeria

MainOne has announced a metro fiber infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria, with support from Facebook. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to broadband internet. As part of this project, MainOne is building and operating approximately 750 km terrestrial fiber infrastructure in Edo and Ogun States, two of …

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Facebook Hiring Reviewers for its Content Review Center in Nairobi, Kenya

Facebook will open a content review center in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the site in Nairobi will be Facebook\’s first content review center in Sub-Saharan Africa. Facebook will also employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end of …

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Funke Opeke Honored with “Business Leader of the Year” Award

The Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) Awards has announced MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke, the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics Business Leader of the Year during the 2018 edition at the Royal Lancaster, London.  The Business Leader of the Year Award recognizes a company or individual who has done the most over the past 12 months to build the …

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The Afro: Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

AFRO Foundation has launched the AFRO, a Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and development in Africa.  The AFRO is a cryptocurrency designed for Africa and dedicated to Africa’s economic growth and societal development. It will notably lower transfer and transaction costs, facilitate trade exchange between African countries and regions, and contribute to the financial inclusion …

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Only 10% of those who apply for jobs in Africa are qualified

This has been uncovered by research conducted by ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media), who is encompassing the market-leading job portals in West Africa (Jobberman) and East Africa (Brighter monday), as well as Executive Recruitment and HR Solutions firm, The African Talent Company. The company has analyzed data sets from more than 12 million users, as …

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Apply: Innovate Ventures Accelerator in Somaliland – $30,000 Prize

Are you an early stage start-up based in the Somali region? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation, or developing a tech-enabled product or service addressing a big local need? Are you passionate about your business idea? The Innovate Accelerator is a 12-week program that comprises mentorship and training by domain experts and …

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Apply: Village Capital FinTech Africa 2016 Program

Village Capital is looking for entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa for its FinTech Africa 2016 program. The event aims to find startups who are not only in the fintech sector, but will be able to increase the financial health of low-income populations. Village Capital lists criteria such as using data and analytics to leverage credit and payments, increase …

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Apply: Women’s Venture Xchange Africa Program

WVXA is a mentorship and exchange program for high-growth women entrepreneurs based in Africa. The pilot program will give four (4) entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend two to four weeks in Nairobi, Kenya beginning with Global Entrepreneurship Week November 16, 2015. The program is run in partnership with the Case Foundation, the Mara Foundation, and the U.S. …

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Apply: Pivot East 2015

PIVOT EAST is East Africa’s premier mobile startups pitching competition held annually since 2011. It is an m:lab East Africa initiative set to amplify and consolidate the gains of East Africa’s Mobile developer and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Participating startups must be domiciled in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, or DR Congo. Objectives of PIVOT …

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