Nigeria’s large economic size is good for Africa

Nigeria’s large economic size is good for Africa

As part of #AfricaCelebrating series, I am writing this piece to express shock at the negative reaction of some South Africans to the news that Nigeria is now officially the biggest economy in Africa. This is news to celebrate by all of South Africa and the continent at large, and not something to frown upon.…

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The #Internet is the best thing for Africa since bread

idea for this post was conceived in September 2011, the first time Bra Willy visited Kenya and fell hopelessly in love with it because of the can-do spirit of its citizens, as exemplified by strides made in the digital technology sphere. As many of us who work in the digital space now know, there have…

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Social media: One man’s meat is another man’s poison: Part 2

When the idiom 'One man's meat is another man's poison' was first recorded in 1576, I doubt the author thought that there would ever be something called 'social media' 5 centuries later. On Friday the 20th of December 2013, I came across a tweet 'Going to Africa. I hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding…

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Digital Media: Why Mandela will live on forever

Nelson Mandela is a true icon in the hearts of not only South Africans but the hearts of people all over the world. He has inspired billions of people and his name is probably the biggest brand in the world. As big as the Mandela brand is, preserving it is key for future generations to…

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Social network market shares in top 7 African markets

Does Africa provide a fertile ground for Facebook’s future growth given the current downward trend in market share? Can something be done to induce renewed interest in this social network? All current and prospective investors who did their homework should be asking this question about the newly-crowned public company.

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Review of Facebook’s Top 7 African Countries

The objective of this post is to review Facebook’s performance in its top 7 African markets – Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Nigeria, Algeria, Tunisia and Kenya. This is in light of the recent IPO, and associated question whether the newly crowned public can sustain the current strong revenue growth into the future.

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