DEVELOPMENT

Tigo transforms Street Library into Ghana’s first Digital Mobile Library

Tigo transforms Street Library into Ghana’s first Digital Mobile Library

Tigo Ghana has taken a giant step towards digital inclusion for children in rural Ghana by outdooring its new Mobile Digital Library.   Read More

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Malawi commemorates Girls in ICT dayMalawi commemorates Girls in ICT day Malawi has joined other International Telecommunication Union (ITU) member states in celebrating the International Girls in ...
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MINESEC, MTN Foundation seek best ICT use in teachingMINESEC, MTN Foundation seek best ICT use in teaching MINESEC and the MTN Foundation in Cameroon have launched the second edition of a competition to ...
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‘Weather Station for Schools’ Project to build students’ skills ‘Weather Station for Schools’ Project to build students’ skills Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for ...
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Wednesday 22 Apr

Botswana Academy of Sciences in formative stages

BOTSWANA
Stakeholders in Botswana's ciences fraternity are mooting the formation of an institution that would represent their cause. »
Wednesday 22 Apr

New youth ICT programme from BITRI

BOTSWANA
The Botswana government, through its relevant institutions, has come up with a new youth associate ICT programme.  »
Tuesday 21 Apr

MTN Business backs emerging ICT entrepreneurs

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Business has embarked on a long-term supplier development programme that will empower young, black entrepreneurs to take their place at the forefront of South Africa’s evolution to a knowledge-based economy.»
Monday 20 Apr

Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 cohort announced

KENYA
12 startups have been selected to participate in the third Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa accelerator programme.»
Monday 20 Apr

Tigo change leader Hayford Siaw selected as 2015 Ford Fellow

GHANA
Tigo’s 2012 Change Leader Hayford Siaw has been selected to participate in this year’s Ford Fellowship programme in New York.»
Sunday 19 Apr

Visa, Mastercard in strategic partnerships with AFI for financial inclusion

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) has signed strategic partnerships with Visa Inc. and MasterCard, to enable close collaboration and knowledge exchange within the framework of AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue Platform (PPD). »
Friday 17 Apr

Delving into the sub-Saharan digital economy

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) is carrying out a research project in an effort to better understand the digital economy and the societal implications of network technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. »
Thursday 16 Apr

Schneider Electric sponsored runner wins 2015 Paris Marathon

Ethiopian runner, Meseret Mengistu (26), has won the prestigious 2015 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris women’s race in 2:23:24. »
Wednesday 15 Apr

Clean-Tech to develop national relevance in renewable energy

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) through the Clean-Tech Centre, has started developing a nationally relevant renewable energy test bed facility within its premises at the park during the year. »
Tuesday 14 Apr

Orange Senegal names D4D winners

SENEGAL
National development and population welfare took centre stage as Orange announced the winners of its big data ‘Data for Development’ Challenge Senegal.»
Monday 13 Apr

Jumia supports Garissa victim fund

KENYA
To help with the funeral expenses and support the families of the victims of the Garissa university attack, Jumia will donate 100% of proceeds made through its Jumia is Kenya shop to the Kenya Red Cross.»
Wednesday 8 Apr

M-PESA foundation opens new academy

KENYA
The M-PESA Foundation has announced that it is constructing a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that will seek to provide a first class, unique education to gifted but economically disadvantaged children from all counties of Kenya.»
Wednesday 8 Apr

Ngombe PTA school goes paperless with computer library

ZAMBIA
Ngombe PTA School has gone paperless by converting its library into a modern computer laboratory which will improve access to modern technology. »
Friday 3 Apr

MTN Uganda rewards women entrepreneurs

UGANDA
The 2015 edition of MTN Women in Business Awards have seen Mrs. Barbara Ofwono, the proprietor of Victorious Schools, scoop the overall Award of MTN Women in Business SME CEO of the year.»
Tuesday 31 Mar

Mascom Derby horse race extravaganza for Botswana

BOTSWANA
Mascom is doing it again this year with its annual Mascom horse racing event which has been on the Mascom calendar for at least 10 years. Each year during the Easter holidays, Botswana’s leading mobile telephony provider gets people to Botswana’s tourist resort of Maun for the race.  »
Monday 30 Mar

Togo women get down to ICT training, business

TOGO
Women and girls came in numbers last week to attend the three-day Female TechCamp 2015 hosted in the capital Lomé.»

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Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

COMPANY NEWS

ICT skills in Kenya to grow as ICT Authority and Microsoft sign MOU

Kenya’s ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will ...