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The Making of Africa’s Silicon Valley

There are many tech hubs in Africa, from iHub in Kenya to ActivSpaces in Cameroon. While we strive to make these peculiar spaces of creativity relevant to the economies and lives of the citizens, they will be more productive if they could mimic the infrastructures – both soft and hard – that existed even before Silicon Valley became a hub for tech innovation. Taking e-commerce as an example, it is a sector that can change the lives of developers and non-developers alike.

Meet Arrey Bate, the Assiduous Entrepreneur and the Brain Behind ArreyB Media

Popularly called ARREYB, Arrey Bate is one of Cameroon’s most prominent political bloggers, journalist and media consultant. Bate founded ARREYB Media some 15 months ago. But it has grown to become one of Cameroon’s most prominent and widely recognized media with a monthly viewership of more than 50.

Javnyuy Joybert, Empowerment Strategist & Coach Organizes “A Date With Success” Event

Young, dynamic and talented Javnyuy Joybert keeps paddling across the waves of societal difficulties to see his dream come true.  COSDEF is an African holding Social Enterprise with 4 subsidiaries. So far, the Cameroonian social enterprise has through its four startups spread across education, employment, finance, and ICT.

CEO of MFS Africa Speaks About Investing in Africa’s Fintech Sector

The Pan-African fintech company-MFS Africa recently announced its second close of Series B funding round. MFS Africa is a pan-African fintech company with the largest digital payments network on the continent. It connects mobile money systems to each other and to money transfer organizations.

The Cameroonian Farmer: 7 Major Challenges Plaguing the Tomato Value Chain

Those working in agricultural development in developing countries have used the agricultural value chain concept since the beginning of the millennium. But agricultural value chain is increasingly used to describe approaches aimed at improving market prospects and improving profit margins. Value chain development is key and a great strategy to reduce rural poverty in developing countries.

UN Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board Welcomes Cameroon’s Tech Womanpreneur

In April last year, Rebecca Enonchong was elected AfriLabs’ Board Chair, replacing Nigeria’s Michael Oluwagbemi. The Firebrand advocate of both human and digital rights has stepped into the United Nations Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board. As a member of the UN Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board, she is expected to share her know-how on digital technologies to the board alongside Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

There’s No Better Life Abroad: Why African Youths Should Harness Their Skills

European economies stand strong today because its citizens were encouraged and are still being encouraged to embrace entrepreneurship. We, Africans have been blessed with natural resources and human skills. All these, if properly harnessed and used, the rest of the world will envy us.

Could Rwanda Be Leading the Construction of Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Silicon Valley is unquestionably the world’s largest tech hub, home to many startups and global technology firms. Until recently, Rwanda has proven to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies as it constructs the Kigali Innovation City (KIC) which is poised to become Africa’s own Silicon Valley. The Kigali Innovation City, a Private-Public Partnership between the Rwandan government and Africa50, an infrastructure investment platform, will serve as Africa’s Silicon Valley.

Snail Farming in Cameroon: How to Farm These Slow Creatures for Profits

Snail farming is one of the top interesting business opportunities on the continent and Cameroon in particular. Their high protein, low fat, and cholesterol content make them a nutritional favorite. The high demand for snails at home and abroad has created an opportunity in the market.

Get To Know Mac Alunge, the Brain Behind Strawacademy Africa

This article was originally submitted to Afro Hustler by Mac Alunge, one of Cameroon’s most recognizable voices in the entrepreneurship and spoken-word poetry sectors. African countries have begun to lead the world in agriculture, technology, and innovation-based entrepreneurship. In a bid to create employment, eradicate poverty/hunger and build sustainable economies, Africa has seen the rise in entrepreneurship and business creation now more than any other time in its history.

Why You Should Never Tell A customer “How can I Help You?”

Help! Are you kidding me? It is amazing how things have changed and how the customers’ needs are evolving. It’s therefore incumbent on customer service personnel to rethink their strategy. Customer buying behavior is being influenced by very sensitive things that have nothing to do with the technical attributes of the products.

Why An Entrepreneur Should Not Attend All Meetings

We all know the importance of meetings when it comes to sharing information, brainstorming, strategising, planning, welcoming of new members, pitching a business idea, etc. Be you an entrepreneur or a successful business man you have to decide whether to attend or not attend meeting. Meetings suck up time like ‘wow’.

Alahdah Hussein Shares Advice To Oil & Gas Young Professionals

Alahdah Hussein is a petroleum engineer who’s based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AfroHustler had close talks with Alahdah  Hussein to share this beautiful advice to you as below and this may also relate to young professionals of other industries not necessarily the oil and gas industry. Yesterday, I received a message from one of my followers on LinkedIn – a Brazilian student taking a petroleum engineering course – asking 

10 Ways To Motivate Your Employees To Increase Their Productivity

  The success of every business depends on the productivity and effectiveness of the team members or employees. As an employer, you must seek ways to motivate your employees in order to increase their productivity. One of the highest costs in business is employee turnover.

Why African Businesses Should Invest in Marketing Automation Software

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, one of the fastest ways small businesses across Africa can sustain and survive the market is by achieving more with less. Business leaders, therefore, have a responsibility to fulfill and that involves investing in the right market for their businesses. Considering the world we find ourselves in, marketing automation is no longer an option.