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Electronics Innovators on a Mission

Two Tech Innovators’ Dream to Manufacture Electronics in Zambia In the heart of Zambia’s thriving capital city Lusaka, two young tech enthusiasts are working to chart new frontiers in the country’s technology space. They are on a mission to pioneer the manufacture of electronics devices in Zambia. The two are Harrison Mwenda and Frederick Chisenga. …

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Christina: Shaping African Tech Talent

Christina Sass’s  Bold Plan to Develop World Class African Tech Talent Africa has a huge youth unemployment problem. Hordes of young talented young people, many of them college educated, lack employment in countries such as Nigeria-the continent’s most populous nation. And this same cadre of young people when rightly equipped could supply the world with…

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Funke: Bridging The Digital Divide

How Funke Opeke Built An Under Sea Fiber Optic Cable For West Africa Africa’s emerging African business leaders have the task of solving big problems. One of those challenges is closing the digital divide between Africa and the world. And Nigeria’s Funke Opeke is taking on that challenge. Funke is the Founder and CEO of Main…

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Uber in Africa

Uber’s Rough Ride Into Africa Uber, the ride hailing app that is transforming the global sharing and urban transportation economy, has entered the African market with much f a n f a r e . F r o m i t s l a u n c h i n Johannesburg South Africa in 2013, the company has established operations in Egypt,…

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Facebook: The Africa Expansion

  Facebook Pushes into Africa Global social media networking site Facebook has set its sights on the African continent-a fast growing market where the company has over 100 million users. The company recently opened an office in Johannesburg South Africa and appointed South Africa’s Nunu Ntshingila to lead its Africa business. Prior to joining Facebook, Nunu was a…

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