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Global crowdfunding portal launched to fund African entrepreneurs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment.

16 hours ago

#DesignMonth: From the air with flair
#DesignMonth: From the air with flair

Design is all about seeing something ordinary and making it extraordinary, and that's just what the guys at Sky Decor do. They transform old and abandoned aircraft parts and turn them into beautiful furniture displays.

By Beverley Klein 17 hours ago

MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up
MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria. Etisalat confirmed to Bloomberg that it is suing MTN over the latter's purchase of Nigerian internet provider Visafone Communications.

19 hours ago

[21 Icons Season 3] Siya Xuza
[21 Icons Season 3] Siya Xuza

"I am passionate about innovation and I am passionate about Africa, but more importantly I am passionate about the potential of young people." - Siya Xuza

20 hours ago

Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer
Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer

Since the entry of social media into the Nigerian space, many people have explored it to their advantage in various ways. One interesting way is becoming social media influencers.

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 23 hours ago

Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths
Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale has called for the provision of entrepreneurship skills and startup capital to youths to create employment and wealth.

1 day ago

Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC
Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to close two privately owned news channels, and urges officials to allow the channels to resume broadcasting immediately.

1 day ago

Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'
Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'

Entries for the 2016 'Bobs - Best of Online Activism' are now open until 3 March 2016. The Deutsche Welle (DW) awards honour exemplary efforts to promote online freedom of expression and civil society. It is also awarding the Freedom of Speech Award.

2 days ago

Al Jazeera's audio app provides access to a live audio stream
Al Jazeera's audio app provides access to a live audio stream

To reach new audiences, where low Internet speeds limit access to video, Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new audio web app that will give users access to a live audio stream of the network's TV broadcast on their devices. The primary markets being targeted are Africa, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.

2 days ago

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Five tips to write an SEO-friendly blog post for Nigerians

Blogging is big in Nigeria at the moment, so many Nigerian bloggers publish posts on a daily basis, however, not all of them understand the concept or importance of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in online writing. While blogging appears to be fun, it is important to keep in mind that it is a business and attention should be placed on driving web traffic, showing expertise, and generate leads.

By Nkem Ndem V 2 days ago

Facebook announces 16 million people come to Facebook every month on mobile
Facebook announces 16 million people come to Facebook every month on mobile

Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile.

2 days ago

Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money
Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money

Following the MTN-Hellofood 2015 Christmas party in Kampala for 230 children from orphanages, the two companies have launched a 'Feed a Child' initiative. The campaign will run from 3 Feb 2016 to 3 April 2016 and proceeds will go to feed a child during the Easter season through the '40 days over 40 smiles Foundation', a Kampala-based independent youth-led, charity organisation.

5 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika
#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika

Leah Misika is the founder and managing director of La Mode Fashion. She's a design creative whose love for fashion and background in retail management makes for a well-balanced integration of disciplines.

By Beverley Klein 4 Feb 2016