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Aliko Dangote launches programme to connect African entrepreneurs to potential investors

Aliko Dangote launches programme to connect African entrepreneurs to potential investors

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has partnered with the Duke of York and General Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, to launch the African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP). The entrepreneurship programme, which will be a joint initiative of pitch@palace and The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS), is aimed at connecting African entrepreneurs and young businesses, especially

MTN Business South Africa partners Microsoft to launch Cloud Services

MTN Business will be providing its customers with pan-African Cloud computing services from its data centres as a result of a strategic partnership with Microsoft. The Microsoft technology-powered cloud computing services will be built on MTN’s existing Global MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) network which is present in 23 points across the globe. According to Alpha


Online hotel booking platform, Jovago expands operations into Mozambique

Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, has expanded its operations into Mozambique with more than a hundred hotels already listed on the platform. Located in south eastern Africa, bordered by Zimbabwe to the west, Swaziland to the south, Malawi & Tanzania to the north and Madagascar to the east, Mozambique is officially a Portuguese


WumDrop selected as Winners of the MTN Business App of the year challenge in South Africa

WumDrop, a courier and fleet management application developed by Benjamin Claassen and Muneeb Samuel was on Thursday selected the overall winner of the fourth annual MTN Business App of the year challenge, taking home $15,570. The app, available to business clients allows users to pick up or deliver anything, anywhere and anytime in real-time. With

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MTN Holds Forum To Inspire Business Growth in Africa

MTN Business, a part of MTN Nigeria recently hosted a forum in conjunction with CNN to discuss about the future of African businesses. The forum which held at the Wheat Baker Hotel, Lagos featured seasoned panelists and discussants in the Nigerian technology and business industry including Political Economy and Management Expert, Prof. Pat Utomi, CEO,


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With 120 Million Facebook Users in Africa, Facebook Officially Opens For Business

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally, according to a company statement made available to TechLoy. The company’s Africa approach will see it partnering with governments, telecom operators, agencies and other stakeholders to deliver localised solutions to advertisers


Diamond Bank’s BET Programme Is Offering N3 Million Grants To ICT Businesses

Diamond Bank’s Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) programme, an annual capacity building and business education project aimed at generating interest in entrepreneurship has began accepting applications for its fourth season. Launched in 2010, the programme is designed to train 50 budding entrepreneurs over a period of six months after which the top five entrepreneurs are awarded


MTN Is Partnering With CNN To Grow SMEs Through #AfricaView Initiative

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eTranzact Is Totally Rethinking Mobile Payments In Nigeria With Its New PocketMoni Service

eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa is attempting to rethink mobile payments in Nigeria with a new PocketMoni service that claims to better understand the needs of the marketplace. The company says it “has done a retake of what mobile money can be with a recreated game changing mobile