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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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25 Mar 2014 11:09

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13 Mar 2014 09:42

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11 Mar 2014 14:42

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Ericsson to manage 75% of MTN Nigeria network infrastructure

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By Gabriella Mulligan 20 Feb 2014 14:05

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18 Feb 2014 14:05

Lenovo enters Nigerian smartphone market

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11 Feb 2014 10:40

Nigeria's cybercrime bill will invade consumers' privacy - telecoms

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30 Jan 2014 14:31

MoMo Nigeria to run mobile software app contest

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20 Jan 2014 11:16

The Helix Institute partners with MobileMoneyExpo for agent network management workshop in Lagos

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Airtel Nigeria launches Come Alive campaign

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13 Jan 2014 09:00

Nigeria military restores phone service in Maiduguri

Nigeria's military has restored the mobile phone service in the embattled city of Maiduguri, a day after a major raid by Islamists, which prompted a round-the-clock ban on movements.

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2 Dec 2013 12:08

Mobile internet key in Africa

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By Robin Philip 19 Nov 2013 14:50

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19 Nov 2013 10:08

MEF Africa embarks on study of mobile businesses

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, in partnership with KPMG has embarked on a major study of mobile businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

14 Oct 2013 09:05

Plans to launch made-in-Nigeria phones

Henry Ifeanyi, reporting on IT Web Africa, says that, according to Nigeria's 'Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association' (PAPDAN), there are plans to launch made-in-Nigeria phones next month.

2 Oct 2013 11:20

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

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Swap your current handset for a Nokia Lumia 520

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21 Sep 2013 10:07

Etisalat Nigeria Gold sponsor for App Summit

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16 Sep 2013 10:38

Nigerian Government orders 53 Gold iPhones

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