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EDM King Bob Sillerman’s SFX Compensation Doubled to $30 Million in 2013

Bob Sillerman, the colorful and controversial founder and CEO of publicly-traded EDM conglomerate SFX Entertainment, saw his total compensation …

Insight: African tech startups aim to power growing economies | Reuters

DAKAR (Reuters) - When Abasiama Idaresit started a digital marketing firm in Nigeria’s bustling economic capital three years ago, he quickly learned how brutal life can be in a market where tech startups are in their infancy.<p>An employee registers a customer for a mobile money transfer, known as …

Low-cost private education a ray of light for the poor

“What’s been happening is that parents have been voting with their feet in slum areas and shanty towns around the world, away from free public …

Nigeria’s Interswitch founder says it should have expanded into Africa sooner

<b>Mitchell Elegbe, founder and group managing director of Nigeria’s Interswitch Limited, a pan-African integrated payment and transaction processing</b> …

East Africa

Why Online Gaming Is humanipo Friv

Spend Free Time at humanipo Friv Games<p>Literally there is great number of thing that may occupy your when you have a lot of free time. Of course you …

Online

The true true size of Africa

LAST month Kai Krause, a computer-graphics guru, caused a stir with a map entitled "The True Size of Africa", which showed the outlines of other …

“e-commerce growth in Nigeria, beautiful to watch” – Konga.com COO | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

October 28, 2013 • Top Stories, West Africa<p>Alex Kamara, COO,of Konga.com. (Image source: Konga.com)<p>In August 2013 the Managing Director of DHL …

Africa May be Next Factory to World

The three-day (10/28-30) African Economic Conference is underway in Johannesburg, South Africa. Heads of state, business leaders and development …

South Africa

Russian technology company eyes Africa

<b>Russian technology company Fairwaves was one of 40 companies that launched at last week’s Demo Africa conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Venture</b> …

South Africa

Nigerians Dominate Africa Person of the Year Shortlist

Three Nigerians, a South African and a Zimbabwean are on Forbes’ shortlist for Africa Person of the Year 2013, BizTechAfrica reports.<p>The awards …

Africa

Shoprite To Open 46 New Stores Before Year-End - Ventures Africa

Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, on Monday said it will be open 46 new supermarkets before the end of December this year.<p>Although, the …

Africa Offers Good Growth – Famous Brands - Ventures Africa

The rest of Africa proffered “good growth” prospects, Famous Brands said on Monday as it posted a 16 percent gain in interim revenues.<p>JSE-listed food …

‘Desperate Housewives Africa’ to Premiere Next Summer

Nigeria will soon have its own Wisteria Lane.<p>EbonyLife TV and Disney Media Distribution EMEA released a joint statement Monday announcing they will …

Unprofitability Forces BA's London To Lusaka Route Cancellation - Ventures Africa

UK’s largest carrier, British Airways (BA) on Sunday officially cancelled its London to Lusaka route, following a September announcement to end the …

This Year We Made History... Next Year We Shape The Future! - Lagos

As our SMW New York colleague Nicky Yates declared in her blog post “Welcome Back: The Future of Now” <b>Social Media Week is built on the belief that we</b> …

9 Surprising Facts About Amos Tutuola and His Work

<i>Who has the film rights to The Palmwine Drinkard? Did Tutuola like to write at night or during the day? What does Tutuola have in common with D. H.</i> …

Insight: The struggle to tame Africa's beast of a megacity | Reuters

LAGOS (Reuters) - A walk along the two kilometers of light rail that Lagos authorities have managed to build in three years gives a sense of how hard it is to impose order on one of Africa’s most chaotic cities.<p>Trucks are seen parked around an automobile workshop overlooking the Lagos business …

Africa

Fighting fear by lighting Lagos's streets

<b>Flying into Lagos at night, you would never know there are up to 21 million people down there. There is no orange glow, as you see on approach to cities such as New York or London (both with about eight million inhabitants).</b><p>Waiting for you on the streets of Lagos is darkness. And with it, fear.<p>I …

Africa

The apps changing South Africa's transport services

<b>Getting around without your own car in South Africa can drive you crazy, pardon the pun.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessCrowdfunding the arts in South AfricaRwanda targets knowledge economyWhy tech giants are investing in AfricaNigerian shoppers warm to online retailersThe tech …

South Africa

African 3G Subscriptions to Reach 210m by 2015 - ABI

At the end of 2Q-2013, the total subscriptions in Africa reached 863 million—a strong growth of 9.3% year-on-year (YoY), which is substantially more robust than other regions around the world. Africa’s growth trajectory will continue up to 2018, with a CAGR of 6.6%, to reach 1.25 billion. “What’s more, due to the lower comparative 3G penetration of 13.8% in Africa at the end of 2013, ABI Research forecasts that Africa 3G subscriptions will grow rapidly from 114 million in 2013 to 210 million by …

African Facebook users in 2013

South African firm's phones to be made in Africa, for Africa | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Millions of mobile phones are shipped to Africa every month, but a South African company hopes to rival the likes of Samsung and Nokia with home-grown smartphones tailored to African needs.<p>Seemahale Telecoms, which already makes telecommunications equipment in South Africa, …

South Africa

African Statistics: Poor Numbers and Political Wrangling

Morten Jerven, an academic at Canada’s Simon Fraser University, published an important book for those who believe that decision-making should be …

Elephants and tigers

ABHIJIT SANYAL is sitting on a beach-chair watching frothy waves roll in from the Indian Ocean. He arrived in Tanzania a year ago after a career in …

China in Africa: The Real Story

China To Set Up a New International Development Cooperation Agency<p>The National People's Congress will vote Saturday on a proposal to set up a new …

China

Kenya Mobile Money Transactions Jump 21.8% Despite Tax Increase - Ventures Africa

Bank of Kenya (CBK) has revealed mobile payments in the East African country jumped 21.8 percent year-on-year to Sh1.2 trillion ($14.2 billion) at …

BlackBerry Explains Why They Gave Samsung's App Store a 3 Day Lead in sub-Saharan Africa

Potential BBM users in sub-Saharan Africa noticed that they were excluded from the global launch this week. Turns out that Samsung has an exclusive …