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International Peace Day: Mobile game GetH2O 2.0 tackles problems in urban Africa in a fun way

 

GetH2O, a mobile phone game co-created with designers in Kenya and the Netherlands reaches 20 countries worldwide online and offline. The GetH2O game is a serious and fun game about community development… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Forum: Do internet providers and mobile operators in Africa deliver enough to make the mobile internet a workable reality?

In our weekly online magazine Africa Business Communities News we publish a forum.

We would like you to join next week's forum. This is the question:



Many African business professionals make use of mobile internet through smartphones. Do internet providers and mobile operators in Africa deliver enough to make the mobile internet a workable reality? Or are there still investments to be made and work to be done?



Please send your views and vision in…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on July 27, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya key players in the African ICT sector

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya will be the key players in the African ICT sector in the next five years. A survey conducted by Africa Business Panel among 800 business professionals involved with Africa shows that these 3 countries were earmarked as the continent’s favourites when it comes to the future of the ICT sector.



Ghana, Egypt, Rwanda, Botswana, Angola, Uganda and Zimbabwe are the runners…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on July 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 54.7 and non-manufacturing index 56.0, both numbers still indicating growth for the 4th consecutive month; manufacturing down by 5.6 percentage points; non-manufacturing declines by 2.9 percent compared to March.



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for April shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to March in the indices for both manufacturing and non-manufacturing… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on May 5, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

[Vacancies] Bi-lingual (French-English) webmaster, journalist, operations manager in Accra

Africa Business Communities is looking for bi-lingual (French-English):



- webmaster

- online journalist

- online operations manager



for the Accra office (Asylum down)



Please note that we are looking for people who are perfect in French in both speech and writing.



That means that we in fact are looking for:



Professionals from Cote d'Ivoire,… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on April 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index reflects private sector resilience

Manufacturing index 60.3 and non-manufacturing index 58.9, both indicating expansion; manufacturing higher than February; non-manufacturing slightly lower than previous month



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for March shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to February in the indices for manufacturing shows a plus of 2.2 and for non-manufacturing a decrease of…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on April 1, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

The Intelsat New Dawn communications satellite to launch from French Guiana in late March 2011

The Intelsat New Dawn satellite is scheduled to be launched on 29 March 2011 from Arianespace’s launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. Intelsat New Dawn is the first ever African private sector communications satellite.



A joint-venture between a consortium led by Convergence Partners and Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, the New Dawn satellite and its 28 C-band and 24 Ku-band 36 MHz transponder units are designed specifically to supply critical…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on February 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Africa Business Panel publishes First Africa Business Confidence Index

Manufacturing index 63.88 and non-manufacturing index 61.33 both indicating expansion



Africa Business Panel has published the first pan African Business Confidence Index (ABCI). The index measures business confidence in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing private sector throughout Africa. Results are published on a monthly…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on February 4, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Showcase your company or business plan in Africa Business Communities News

In co-operation with VC4Africa we start an interview series with young African entrepreneurs who recently have start up business or want to do so soon.



These interviews we publish in Africa Business Communities News, our weekly Africa Business Newsletter with over 25,000 subscribers worldwide.



So… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on January 10, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Second Accra Business Club Networking Event

It is my pleasure to announce



The Second Accra Business Club Networking Event



Tuesday 7 December - 18:00



Monsoon



Osu Food Court

021-78 23 07

Oxford Street Osu

Accra Ghana



You are more than welcome to join us. Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to Bas Vlugt - bas@basvlugt.nl



I am looking forward to meeting you all at… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on December 5, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

VC4Africa matches business and investors in Africa

Today VC4Africa starts the first African online venture capital matchmaking platform. Many investors are looking for businesses to get involved with but have difficulties in finding promise. At the same time many businesses seek knowledge, capital and practical support. Without matchmaking their promise is never realized, hindering economic growth.



The VC4Africa community currently consists of 10.000 members worldwide. Business ideas have been registered through the website and… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on November 3, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

African Women in Business Challenge 2010-2011 is now open

The sector competition organised by BiD Network opens in its second edition. Women entrepreneurs from all African countries are invited to submit their plan applications.



The Women in Business Challenge, a business plan competition to support women entrepreneurs in the development of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries, is organized… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 26, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Launch of Eaton Telecom in Tanzania

Tanzania’s first independent tower company has opened for business in Dar Es Salaam with a new headquarters led by mobile veteran David Hunter. Eaton Tanzania will build and manage towers to support mobile operators in a market set to double subscribers to 33 million in the next four years.



David Hunter, Country Manager Eaton Towers Tanzania: "“This is a very exciting time for the mobile industry in Tanzania, which is set for rapid growth. We are open for business now and ready with… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 6, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Orascom announces the sale of LINKdotNET and Link Egypt to Mobinil

Orascom Telecom Holding announces that it has concluded the sale of its internet services arm LINKdotNET and Link Egypt to the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services.



InTouch Communications S.A.E, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OTH has signed today a share sale and purchase agreement with Mobinil for the sale of LINK. The sale excludes the non-ISP part of Link Egypt’s business and affects

LINKdotNET’s Egyptian operations only. The other non-connectivity business, LINK Development,… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on July 6, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) Awards International Broadband Capacity Agreement to SEACOM

Ethiopia’s National Infrastructure Initiative Leaps Ahead with New International Bandwidth Connectivity



SEACOM, the privately funded and over three quarter African owned submarine fibre optic cable system, has been awarded an agreement to supply Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) with international broadband fibre connectivity via a backhaul link through Djibouti.



Plentiful and readily available bandwidth will result in lower… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on March 22, 2010 at 1:02am — 1 Comment

Kouwenhoven and Hirman launch eVentures Africa Fund

Vincent Kouwenhoven and Brian Hirman from the Netherlands have recently launched eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund): an investment fund for digital media and e-business companies in Africa. eVA Fund will first focus on investments in the sub-Saharan African… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on January 30, 2010 at 12:42am — No Comments

Africa Business Communities launch the Africa India Business Network

Today Africa Business Communities launch the Africa India Business Network, a networking community open to professionals involved or interested in the Africa - India Business.

Klick here to visit the Africa India-Business Network

africaindiabusiness.ning.com

Bas Vlugt
Founder Africa ICT Network

Added by Bas Vlugt on January 22, 2010 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

BiD Network presents two business plan competitions

The mission of BiD Network is to contribute to sustainable economic growth by stimulating entrepreneurship in emerging markets. BiD Network supports entrepreneurs in writing their business plans by offering them coaching and other business tools. The best entrepreneurs gain access to investors in our network. Since 2005 BiD Network has helped start over 300 businesses and has matched them with over 5 million euros from… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on November 4, 2009 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Solarix launches Sustainer

The Sustainer is a unique solution to produce fuel and electricity in remote rural areas, for example in the African countryside where only 5 to 20 percent of the population have electricity. In many of these situations, access to energy would facilitate development, higher productivity and better education. Moreover, locally available resources can be used instead of expensive imports.



A conversation with… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on May 31, 2009 at 11:54am — 6 Comments

Become a partner of the Africa ICT Network!

Hi fellow club members,

Now it is possible to become a partner of the Africa ICT Network!

Place a link to the Africa ICT Network on your website, send it to bas@basvlugt.nl and we will link back to your website.

Best regards,

Seb Vlugt
CEO Africa Business Communities

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 6, 2008 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Africa Business Panel | B2B Market Research

As a valued LinkedIn group member, we invite you to join a prestigious online community.


The Africa Business Panel is open exclusively to business men and women engaged in business on the African continent.

 

As a participant in the African Business Panel, you will benefit in several ways and at the same time, you will have no obligations whatsoever. You will decide if and when you want to participate. However, the more you participate in surveys, the better your chances of benefiting from your membership.

Click here to join now



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