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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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Co-Founder of Faro, Roxsanne Dyssell to Host Tech Bae Event In NYC

Roxsanne Dyssell, Managing Partner at Afamba LLC, a telecom market access consultancy and a network supplier based in New York City will host Tech Bae Event in NYC.  TECH BAE is a new series (created by Fikile M Kani) that follows Ayanda (Aya); a passionate entrepreneur who stumbles her way into tech, when she attempts to …

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Accenture Launches A Pan-African Entrepreneurship Portal-Platform for Youths

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Accenture announce the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform. The Portal-Platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding, Network YAS! is an initiative of UNDP, developed by its Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) and powered by …

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Facebook to Host Developer Circle Leads Summit in Lagos

In line with its commitment to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem and its passion for developing diverse, young talent, Facebook is returning as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. The event will take place in Lagos, Nigeria and will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs. On December 11, …

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11 Africans Selected for the Facebook Community Leadership Program

Facebook has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become program residents and fellows.  The five (5) participants selected  as community leaders in residence, each will be awarded up to $1,000,000 to fund their community …

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Facebook and Google Help to Establish the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s program will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. The goal of the initiative is to train a generation of young scientists who will bring a fresh …

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