USAID Announces Winners of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

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The U.S. Agency for International Development, Land O’Lakes International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announced the six winners of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize at the AfricaCom conference in South Africa today. The prize, launched…

Orange accelerates its multi-service operator strategy in Africa

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At AfricaCom, Orange presents its latest innovations to democratise access to smartphones, encourage e-education and support the startup ecosystem In the field of telephony as in many others, Africa has jumped a technological step by moving directly to mobile. The outlook of…

TNS and Kantar Media announce strategic mobile research partnership with GeoPoll in Africa

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LONDON, United-Kingdom, May 12, 2015 Global research consultancy TNS has today announced an exclusive and wide-reaching strategic partnership with GeoPoll (http://www.geopoll.com), the world’s largest mobile survey platform.  Under the multi-year agreement, TNS and sister company, Kantar Media, will join forces with GeoPoll…

Thousands of references later JUMIA continues to dominate e-commerce in Côte d’Ivoire

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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, May 11, 2015/ — JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire (https://www.jumia.ci) undertook the relocation of its Treichville warehouse to a brand new, twice as large storage facility warehouse, in the industrial zone of Koumassi; a suburb of Abidjan. Operations at the new…

African Aviation Market: Immense Potential of $80 Billion African Aviation Market in the Spotlight at Inaugural Event in Dubai

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Aviation in Africa currently supports more than 6.9 million jobs and over $800 billion in GDP across African nations. But this is nothing compared with what it can become. Annually, a further 155,000 jobs and $1.3 billion in GDP can be added…

Investment in Surfline will contribute to improve internet connectivity in Ghana

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The funds committed by DEG to Surfline will be used for the on-going expansion of the company’s 4G LTE network in Ghana JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 28, 2015/ — Vantage Capital (http://www.vantagecapital.co.za), Africa’s leading mezzanine debt provider, today announced that the DEG –…

Judo launches educational site for m-commerce and payments

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The U.K. mobile payment provider judo has launched judoHub as a repository of content and educational broadcasts to help businesses, journalists and app developers understand and learn about m-commerce and payments. Judo said the site was inspired by the growing number of…

Airlines see mobile revenue potential

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Airlines see a potential for driving revenues from mobile payments, according to research from London-based processor WorldPay. For its “Alternative Payment and Distribution Landscape: Airlines and Alternative Payments – The Facts” report, WorldPay questioned 56 global airline carriers worldwide on their use of alternative…