DEVELOPMENT

US President hails Kenya for leading innovation in the region

US President hails Kenya for leading innovation in the region

The US government has hailed Kenya for setting good example on how technology can change way of doing business.  Read More

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SA’s Tshwane city WiFi upgrades to 15mbps and reaches unprecedented penetrationSA’s Tshwane city WiFi upgrades to 15mbps and reaches unprecedented penetration The city of Tshwane, South Africa, has recently upgraded the maximum speeds on its Free WiFi ...
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Obuasi MCE salutes Tigo Ghana Shelter 4 Education Initiative Obuasi MCE salutes Tigo Ghana Shelter 4 Education Initiative Tigo has donated new classrooms and facilities to the St Joseph R/C Primary School for ...
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Gender disparity in tech industry worries MainOneGender disparity in tech industry worries MainOne MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, has lamented the gender imbalance in the technology ...
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Saturday 25 Jul

Tigo Shelter4Education puts smiles on faces of Tupaa pupils

GHANA
Tupaa, a farming community within the Ga South Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, was presented with a new six-unit classroom block by Tigo Ghana as part of its Shelter 4Education project.»
Saturday 25 Jul

Botswana Ministry introduces e-nnovation

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture (MYSC) is developing ways of getting the local youth to chart the technology waters by coming up with programmes that allow the them to be innovative for the benefit of the nation.   »
Friday 24 Jul

OPIC, Microsoft begin financing discussions with Kenya’s Mawingu Networks

KENYA
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, have signed a mandate letter to begin financing discussions with Mawingu Networks, a provider of solar-powered wireless Internet across rural Kenya.»
Friday 24 Jul

What African entrepreneurs want

KENYA
On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and the U.S. State Department have released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship in their countries.»
Wednesday 22 Jul

Expert decries lack of e-readiness in Botswana

BOTSWANA
The Director of Strategic and Special Projects at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology, says not enough is being done to ensure that Botswana is e-ready. »
Monday 20 Jul

MainOne supports initiatives to teach Nigerian girls software skills

NIGERIA
MainOne has for the second year, backed the Women Technology Empowerment Center’s Technology Camp. »
Saturday 18 Jul

Tigo leads CSR in Ghana with Shelter 4 Education programme

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has unveiled its new flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme dubbed Shelter 4 Education.»
Friday 17 Jul

Huawei repairs Kampala’s Solar street lights

UGANDA
Huawei has reached an agreement with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to complete the repair and maintenance of solar streets lights in a move aimed at lighting the city without incurring exorbitant power costs.»
Friday 17 Jul

Airtel gives Kisii students free internet connectivity

KENYA
Airtel has connected Kamagambo Teachers training College in Kisii County to the Internet for free. »
Thursday 16 Jul

Tigo launches Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition 2015

RWANDA
Tigo Rwanda, in partnership with non-profit organization Reach for Change, has launched the 4th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Award.  »
Wednesday 15 Jul

Kenya to host global entrepreneurship forum

KENYA
Kenya has captured global attention following the imminent entrepreneurship forum to be graced by US President Barack Obama.»
Friday 10 Jul

Scatec Solar to build first large scale solar plant in West Africa

MALI
Mali will install the largest solar grid-connected power plant in the region.»
Thursday 9 Jul

Airtel sponsors Accra Millennium Marathon

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has partnered the Accra Metropolitan Assembly as headline sponsor of the maiden edition of the Millennium Marathon.»
Sunday 5 Jul

Airtel employees inspire students at Kangemi Resource Centre

KENYA
Students from over 20 non-formal schools in Kangemi got a chance to interact with Airtel Kenya employees this weekend, through an Airtel sponsored- symposium that was held at Kangemi Resource Centre, Nairobi.»
Wednesday 1 Jul

MTN CEO restates commitment to education

NIGERIA
The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Michael Ikpoki, has restated the telco’s strong commitment to partnering with government to develop the education sector. »
Monday 29 Jun

Ericsson’s Connect to Learn wins Total Telecom 2015 Africa award

Ericsson has been recognized with a 2015 Africa Award for “Social Contribution” for its Connect To Learn initiative.»

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