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Source: Festival de l’Electronique et du Jeu vidéo d’Abidjan (FEJA) |

Abidjan celebrates all gamers with the first and largest eSport event in Africa - FEJA

Close to 30 000 people watched the event online with a peak of 8000 simultaneous viewers during the finals

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of November, Abidjan was host to the first and largest eSport event in Africa where 256 gamers gathered to compete over 2 days for cash prizes amounting to 8 500 000 FCFA (13 000 Euros) at the Palais de la Culture. Street Fighter V, Naruto…

Source: Kaspersky |

Supply chain nightmare: Threat actors could use third-party software to gain entry into enterprises - Kaspersky Lab’s Threat Predictions for 2018

Other hard-to-block attacks, such as those involving high-end mobile malware are also set to rise as attackers resort to new tricks to breach increasingly well protected targets

In the coming year, the world will see more legitimate software being poisoned by groups targeting wider victim profiles and geographies, with the added advantage that such attacks are extremely hard to spot and mitigate, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Targeted Threat Predictions for 2018. Other hard-to-block attacks, such as those…

APO Group - Video Production
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Free Broadcast Quality Video - Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan

The event has attracted participants from the entire eco-system of gaming in Africa including those working in animation, game design and sales of gaming technology

The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) opened on November 11th at Palais de la Culture in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It brings together thousands of gaming enthusiasts from all over Africa, around the theme : video games in Africa, it is possible. During the month of September,…

Source: Konnect Africa |

Konnect Africa Brings Wi-Fi to Rural African Communities

Company unveils SmartWIFI service offering at AfricaCom 2017

Konnect Africa (www.Konnect-Africa.com), the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has unveiled SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans. This new service leverages Konnect Africa’s powerful, reliable satellite broadband network to enable sales outlets (retailers, hospitalities, gas stations, etc.) as well…

Source: Sage |

Sage Foundation, The Bricon Foundation partner to raise ₦3.6m to support cancer patients

Every year, more than 80,000 Nigerians lose their battle with cancer, and more than 100,000 new cases are recorded

The Sage Foundation (http://APO.af/1NHGpu) has partnered with The Bricon Foundation (http://APO.af/2e6ri4), a Nigeria-based non-profit organisation that helps to raise awareness about cancer and assists cancer patients and their families, in the ‘Keeping Hope Alive Challenge’. The challenge aims to raise $10,000 (about N3.6 million) to support cancer patients who cannot…

Source: Sage |

Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund offers new funding for bright ideas from African non-profits

Funds to help small, entrepreneurial organisations to deliver change to the communities who need it most

Sage (http://APO.af/1NHGpu), the market and technology leader for cloud accounting, people & payroll, and payment systems, has today launched the second round of funding from Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund (http://apo.af/fdVrNs). The fund supports the creation of either new or piloted entrepreneurial programmes to help improve the lives of military veterans,…

Source: Alepo |

Alepo Shortlisted for “Most Innovative Long Term Evolution (LTE) Service/Application Deployment” at the AfricaCom Awards 2017

Alepo has reached the finalist stage in the “Most Innovative LTE Service/Application Deployment” category, for its BSS Transformation Solution

Alepo (www.Alepo.com) – a global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that it has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2017 AfricaCom Awards in the category of “Most Innovative LTE Service/Application Deployment,” which recognizes the best Long Term Evolution (LTE) core network development…

Source: Sage |

Driving automation among small businesses can help meet Nigeria’s tax goals

The IMF has warned that Nigerian governments’ ability to effectively finance infrastructure and services is constrained by low tax collection

Comments from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (http://APO.af/e3xusi) around Nigeria’s low tax-to-GDP ratio highlight the importance of driving higher levels of payroll and accounting automation among the country’s businesses, especially small, micro and medium-sized enterprises, says Magnus Nmonwu (http://APO.af/j24b88), Regional Director for Sage West Africa. The IMF has warned that…

Source: GE |

GE partners African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills

This paradigm shift in industrial thinking will allow African companies to leapfrog competition and establish the continent as an industrial powerhouse

The African Leadership University (ALU) (www.ALUeducation.com) and GE Africa (http://APO.af/j82LQU) announced today the launch of the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program (http://APO.af/dQMC51). Powered by GE, the program combines the best of GE’s technical expertise with ALU’s unique learning model in a 12-month professional training program that merges the essential business…

Africa Tech Now
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APO Group and Africa Tech Now join forces in Las Vegas to strengthen Africa’s visibility as the next Digital and Innovation hub

From January 9-12, over 170,000 technology aficionados including start-ups, key tech influencers, industry leaders and government officials will converge at the technology and innovation mecca in Las Vegas

The leader in media relations in Africa and Middle East, APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), and the Africa Tech Now (www.AfricaTechNow.com) organizers, International Boost, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership aimed at giving large-scale visibility to the rising stars of African tech and delegations participating in Consumers Electronic Show -…