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Africa is extraordinarily rich in energy power potential. According to McKinsey and Company’s 2015 Brighter Africa report, the continent has 10 terawatts or more of potential capacity for renewable energy. If sub-Saharan Africa pushes renewables, it could result in 27 percent decrease in carbon emissions worldwide. But sub-Saharan Africa is in an energy crisis. Two out of three Africans lack access to electricity — that’s 621 million people. The Brighter Africa report also stated the sub-Saharan Africa region has 13 percent of the world’s...

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The internet is the great equalizer. In business specifically, it has leveled the playing field. Anyone can start a money-making online business, anyone with a computer, that is. But here’s the thing: no technical experience is needed. You don’t have to know how to build websites, no programming required at all. You can also live anywhere you want, set your own schedule, and work as little or as much as you want, depending on how fast...

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It’s quite likely that, unless you’re working in an extremely niche market, your business faces some pretty tough competition on a daily basis. Especially if you’re in growth mode and constantly looking for places to drive down costs and expand margins, you probably feel a lot of pressure to make sure every aspect of your business is functioning as efficiently as possible. Many businesses in the current climate choose to lower major costs by scaling...

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Mobile telecoms providers have long been keen to boost revenues through the provision of more services. Online video is the obvious way to do this but it requires much faster download speeds. With the physical infrastructure now being put in place, in some markets at least, online video is on the verge of taking off. Download speeds over most of the continent are too slow to allow for the growth of video on demand (VOD) services. There is no...

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As part of efforts to address food shortages as well as make agriculture attractive and beneficial to Nigerians, agricultural technological firm, Farmcrowdy, has unveiled a digital application called Farmcrowdy. The organisation stated that it’s also currently empowering more than 2,000 Nigerian farmers across the country. The Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka Akumah, disclosed that the application is an agricultural platform which connects small-scale farmers and sponsor investors who are ready to produce more food...

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South African Blockhain consultancy Ekasi-bucks has fallen far short of an ambitious target to raise R50-million in an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund a Blockchain-based rewards programme for township residents that buy from certain affiliated township businesses. Ekasi-bucks’ ICO, which kicked off on 25 September, came to an end last week. The platform raised just R500 000, the site’s co-founder Lucky Kgwadi said today. He however said most of the R500 000 — which had come from US — was returned to investors....

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Mozilla’s latest browser — Firefox Quantum — is lightning fast, sleek, and ready to handle all six zillion of your tabs after almost two months in beta. Nick Nguyen, Firefox’s vice president of product, said his biggest fear: Will the Internet full of Google Chrome-enthusiasts give it a chance? “My biggest fear is that people won’t try it,” he said. “It’s like any release — you do this to make people’s lives better. If people aren’t using...

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It happens every year: Apple releases new iPhones, and then hordes of people groan about their older iPhones slowing to a crawl. Just look at the recent data. Between September and early November — when Apple made the iPhone 8 available, followed by the iPhone X — Google searches for the keywords “iPhone slow” jumped about 50 percent. The phenomenon of perceived slowdowns is so widespread that many believe tech companies intentionally cripple smartphones and...

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Do you want to learn new skills? But don’t know anyone who can code/crochet/cook? Well, Beavly is an online platform that connects people who want to learn skills with professionals who want to teach these skills. Run by Ijeoma Oguegbu and Barbara Okoto, it is one of two African startups accepted into the exclusive S Factory in Chile last year in November. “We promote informal learning to get graduates and unemployed adults out of the...

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