#IPA2017: Why Judges May Have a Hard time picking the best African Innovators

In a few days, precisely on July 18, 2017, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) will be awarded in Accra, Ghana. Innovators from nine African countries including Democratic Republic of…

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At Techplus 2017, a sneak peek into the Future of Banking

The 2017 edition of Africa’s biggest tech event, Techplus, was concluded on July 8 in Lagos, Nigeria. As estimated by the organizers just before the event, it was expected to be…

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“Africa is a really enterprising place….We need alternative ways for girls to fund the routes they want to take in STEM” says Anne-Marie Imafidon of STEMettes.

Her credentials are amazing and you begin to assume this young lady is ‘all work and no play’. However, you quickly discover she is astounded by the fact that people…

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How the Nigerian who invented ‘NEPAless’ Pressing Iron almost gave up on it

When Ayokunle Adeniran wanted to meet his dad at a Nigerian airport in 2012, he was certainly in a hurry. Ayokunle got frustrated, however, when he could not press the…

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“We need to create Games with an African Context….no one else will” -alternative soundbites from Alterconf Lagos

For the first time ever, Alterconf, a travelling global conference was held in Africa, on July 1, 2017. Alterconf highlights the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members…

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Wennovation fosters Innovation and Collaboration in one of Nigeria’s biggest cities

Wennovation Hub, an accelerator and co-working space, had its Open Day in Ibadan, Nigeria on Friday, June 30. Wennovation Hub which officially opened its Ibadan office in 2015, focuses on…

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AppsAfrica Innovation Awards now open for Applications

Leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service, AppsAfrica.com, is inviting mobile and tech enterprises to apply to the third edition of its innovation awards, the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017….

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Strategies for Effective Follow-Up (2)

In this second and concluding part (see Part 1 here), Bunmi Jembola discusses the right attitude to following up on prospects and how you should write your follow-up email. ———-…

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Mathew Ajaere: this OAU Undergraduate employs University graduates

Do you know Lavish Chicken ‘n’ Chips at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife in Osun State of Nigeria? Maybe not. Well, it is a food vendor located at BIMS…

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How One Woman Helps to Reduce Unemployment in Kenya

It is estimated that there will be 17.1 million people employed in Kenya in 2017, with a labour force participation rate of 67%. Of those employed, approximately 55% will be…

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