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The role of the cloud in your digital transformation journey in Africa


Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity and a threat. So, the question is not about awareness, but how to unleash the power of digital transformation while finding a balance between maintaining a healthy business and current infrastructure, …

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Facebook celebrates Africa’s vibrant startup scene and rising talent at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017

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Nairobi-based Lori Systems, with its product and service in the Productivity and Utility category, was crowned the overall winner for its logistics and cargo platform for African businesses It was amazing to see some of Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs showcase their disruptive innovations and tell their stories …

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Facebook connects with developers and top Kenyan female tech influencers during TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa week


Facebook highlighted its commitment to supporting Africa’s rapidly growing technology startup scene, and developing diverse, creative talent, by hosting a Women in Tech event and a Developer Circles Masterclass in Nairobi, Kenya this week. The events formed part of a week-long programme Facebook ran as part of its commit to …

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TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017 shines a light on sub Saharan Africa’s top innovators and makers

TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017 winners

Lori Systems was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 11 October. AgroCenta was chosen as the winner of the social good category, Lori Systems won the productivity and utility category, whilst SynCommerce won the top prize in gaming and entertainment.   TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2017, sponsored …

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Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a ‘celebration of tech’ week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa

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Showcasing Facebook’s passion for investing in creative, diverse talent across Africa, and nurturing the tech and startup ecosystem, Facebook announces a week-long celebration of activities as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017. In the first event of its kind on the continent, TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017, will …

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Technology vital for small nations to meet development goals, Lesotho’s Prime Minister tells UN

Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane of the Kingdom of Lesotho addresses the general debate of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak

His Excellency Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho

Small countries, especially those in Africa, should be empowered with technologies to deal with and adapt to climate change challenges, as well as meet their development goals, the Prime Minister of Lesotho told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate today. “Attainment of sustainable development will elude us if there …

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Hitachi Introduces Hitachi Vantara: A New Digital Company Committed to Solving the World’s Toughest Business and Societal Challenges


Company Formed to Help Customers Achieve Unprecedented Outcomes by Tapping the Full Potential of Their Data Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) has launched Hitachi Vantara, a new business entity to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and …

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Alliance 2022: new plan targets annual synergies of €10 billion and forecasts unit sales of 14 million & combined revenues of $240 billion

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Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi motors to strengthen cooperation and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains & new technologies New six-year plan set to achieve the following objectives: More than 9 million vehicles to share four common platforms Proportion of common powertrains to rise from a third to three-quarters of total …

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Announcing 2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum Fellows, Africa’s top scientists solving global challenges


The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) today announces its second Fellows Class, 16 scientists, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges. An initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the NEF will hold its second …

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