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Voice tech helps Africa get online

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By Richa Malhotra – SciDev.Net Funding for a project to deliver voice-based technologies that enable illiterate people in rural Africa to access the web — even those without an Internet connection or a computer — is ending this month, and a drive is on to ensure that the technologies will be freely available after it finishes. The project’s 13 partners ...

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IFC Signs Agreement to Increase Access to Business Training to 240 SME’s in Ghana


IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a new agreement with Advans Ghana Savings & Loans Ltd to expand access to the Business Edge training program in Ghana. The program will help entrepreneur’s gain the skills needed to succeed and supporting small business growth in the country. The agreements will allow 240 SME’s to access world-class management ...

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Serial Entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar Introduces Mara Online – a Unique set of Social Portals for Connecting Africa Globally

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Mara Online provides professional, personal and social tools for communicating, networking, innovating and collaborating across borders. The launch of Mara Online was announced today by Ashish J Thakkar, Founder and CEO of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, during his keynote at the world’s largest entrepreneur’s conference TiEcon. The vision of this new online and mobile platform is to become the ...

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Minister wants entrepreneurship studied in educational institutions in West Africa


Ghana’s Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Honourable Nii Armah Ashietey, has called for the introduction of entrepreneurship as a course in institutions of higher learning in ECOWAS Member States. Exposure to the rudiments of the course may influence some young people to “seriously consider self-employment as a better option than looking for jobs”, the minister said while opening a ...

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Study in MBA Colleges in Africa to give your career a clear advantage

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Possession of a professional degree of foreign educational institutions is the ultimate goal of countless indigenous students . When it comes to studying abroad, the Africa tops the list of priorities of the student s of most of the time. MBA Colleges in Africa are well recognized in the global front because of its world class infrastructure, teaching standards and ...

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African Youth Economic Forum (AYEF)


Ghana will on the 25th of May 2013 host African Youth Entrepreneurs, Innovator, Investors, Corporate African Business Leaders, Chambers of Commerce at the Africa Youth Economic Forum to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Ghana’s biggest conference venue. The Forum, organised by the Ghana Centre for Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation, a Ghanaian based Award Winning Business Advisory Support ...

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Focus on Gender: Business can do more to aid women

Women harvest cassava

By SciDev.Net – Henrietta Miers Companies have much to offer when it comes to helping female entrepreneurs in developing countries access markets, says Henrietta Miers. Ongoing research into controlling cassava diseases in Africa may boost crop yields. The main beneficiaries of this could be female processors of cassava crops — but only if improved yields come alongside better market access. ...

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Viridis Africa showcasing cleantech technologies appropriate for Africa


Viridis Africa 2013, 15 & 16 October, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg This October 15 & 16 will mark the third year Viridis Africa is to be held. It will be bigger, better, more defined and refined in achieving its stated goal of bringing together both investors and entrepreneurs from Africa to meet with their counterparts from around the world in ...

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Wanted: Young African Entrepreneurs


Enter or Nominate Young Businesspeople for Africa’s Richest Youth Entrepreneur Awards – the Anzisha Prize. With more than $75 000 USD in prizes it’s one of Africa’s richest youth entrepreneurial competitions and young businesspeople from around the continent are encouraged to enter. The prestigious Anzisha Prize ( rewards young African entrepreneurs who are making a difference by transforming their communities. ...

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Launch of the second edition of the New York Forum AFRICA

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Over 700 economic, financial and political decision-makers have set a date to meet between 14 and 16 June in Libreville, Gabon Over 700 economic, financial and political decision-makers have set a date to meet between 14 and 16 June in Libreville, Gabon, for the second edition of the New York Forum AFRICA ( The Forum will take place on the ...

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