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World-first mobile biometrics console at Securex

Local biometrics firm Ideco will showcase its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit at Securex from 24-26 May 2016. The solution was recently launched at the connectID 2016 conference and expo in Washington, US.

21 hours ago

Simon Andys
#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

Small-scale farmers in Africa are increasingly facing challenges in production with factors such as climate change, drought, lack of access to capital, etc. taking its toll. It's necessary for these farmers to innovate and to form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru County has succeeded with the help of Premier Seed who assists farmers in building, although small, commercially viable farming businesses that are seeing them export to international markets. Simon Andys, founder of Premier Seed tells us more.

By Cari Van Wyk 1 day ago

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa on Friday, 19 May 2016. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty.

2 days ago

10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired
10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired

Most recruiters these days will take a look at your LinkedIn profile to learn more about you if your CV captures their eye and they're interested in interviewing you. They also often scan relevant profiles on LinkedIn to identify people they think might be a match for positions they are struggling to fill or don't want to advertise.

By Heidi Duvenage 2 days ago

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

The SMART Africa Secretariat and Ericsson have entered an information and communications technologies (ICT) partnership to meet the goal of developing a more connected and fully functioning knowledge-based society in Africa.

2 days ago

Elian Wiener
The Holmes Report Africa Consultancy of the Year

Following an extensive judging process involving hundreds of submissions from the best public relations and strategic communications firms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, five African PR agencies are in the running for Africa PR Agency of the Year: Epic MSGLROUP, Atmosphere, Burson-Marsteller, Djembe Communications and Magna Carta.

2 days ago

BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution

BrandsEye, a global leader in data analytics and media intelligence, has announced the launch of a new service which will add to its present online intelligence solution. The new service will allow companies a full 360 service offering that tracks real-time social, print and broadcast, and multimedia engagements within their brand.

2 days ago

When the going gets tough, the tough do more research
When the going gets tough, the tough do more research

A recent downgrade in Africa's predicted growth reflects many of the difficulties facing sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, there are those who remain cautiously optimistic, and some companies continue to forge ahead.

2 days ago

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Many African countries are grappling with escalating unemployment figures. But in the meantime, the continent is home to an ever-increasing number of highly skilled, and highly motivated young people, who are raring to go.

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots
BBC World Service selects Lagos innovations for pilots

BBC Connected Studio and the BBC World Service have selected two teams from Lagos to pilot digital innovations aimed at helping the BBC reach young African audiences.

By Tom Jackson 20 May 2016

Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities
Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities

Rwanda will in October 2016 host the third Transform Africa Summit that will focus on developing 'smart cities'. Under the Smart Africa Initiative, Rwanda is spearheading the smart cities agenda.

20 May 2016

#DANDTKenya headline panelists - Larry Madowo and Mark Nendo
#DANDTKenya headline panelists - Larry Madowo and Mark Nendo

With digital being called the "4th Industrial Revolution" it has been placed at the forefront of the marketing agenda. It's on every blog, website, podcast, radio station and magazine. If you are not aware of us being hit by the Digital Disruption, we have an extensive knowledge of what this means for marketers and the media industry in Kenya.

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Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

According to the W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey the number of planned hotel rooms in Africa is up with 30%. This growth spurt indicates a positive outlook for the hotel development industry in Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts (a company that has been operating in Africa since 1971) - Hassan Ahdab.

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016