DEVELOPMENT

Evolve with STEM initiative reaches central and Brong Ahafo regions

Evolve with STEM initiative reaches central and Brong Ahafo regions

Airtel Ghana’s corporate social responsibility initiative Evolve With STEM (EWS) has reached some public schools in the Central and Brong Ahafo Regions of the country. Read More

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L-R: Lanre Kolade; winners Peace Agboola and Chidera Onyekuru, and Vodcaom’s Funke Atanda Vodacom trains 25 female secondary school students on IoTs Vodacom Business Nigeria has trained twenty-five female students of Clemmy High School, Agodo-Egbe, Lagos, on Internet ...
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Rwanda, MasterCard collaborate on cashless societyRwanda, MasterCard collaborate on cashless society The Government of Rwanda has announced a collaboration with MasterCard to fast-track the country’s move ...
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Infrastructure investments highlight bright spots for SSA economic diversification  Infrastructure investments highlight bright spots for SSA economic diversification The commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across ...
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Monday 9 May

10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

BOTSWANA
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the top 10 nominees for its landmark programme, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). »
Saturday 7 May

Safaricom Foundation commits Sh36million to free medical camps

KENYA
More Kenyans are set to benefit from free medical services after Safaricom Foundation increased its funding towards the initiative to Sh36million.»
Tuesday 3 May

Dirt to data – The new revolution in agriculture

It is estimated that, through technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to increase agricultural productivity in Africa by 70% by 2050. »
Monday 2 May

Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa's development priorities - Report

GHANA
Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for Change suggests it might be.»
Monday 2 May

UN, XPRIZE seek innovation in learning technologies

TANZANIA
The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE.»
Saturday 30 Apr

MainOne joins global effort to support women in ICT

NIGERIA
MainOne has lent its voice to the global campaign urging girls and young women to consider careers in the growing information and communications technology (ICT) sector during the International Girls in ICT Day.»
Monday 25 Apr

Dimension Data, Cisco to protect rhino by tracking people

SOUTH AFRICA
In a bid to reduce rhino poaching in South Africa, Dimension Data and Cisco will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

Airtel, Microsoft encourage girls to look to ICT careers

GHANA
Airtel Ghana, through its Evolve with STEM initiative, has collaborated with Microsoft Ghana for the maiden edition of the internationally acclaimed DigiGirlz Day in the country.»
Friday 8 Apr

Global partnership launches programme to save children affected by HIV in Lesotho

LESOTHO
Mobile technology will be harnessed to help Lesotho combat the impact of HIV in a new global partnership programme.»
Tuesday 5 Apr

World Development Report addresses persistent digital divide

GHANA
According to the latest World Bank 2016 World Development Report on Digital Dividends, six billion people lack access to high speed internet and 4 billion still have no internet access at all.»
Monday 4 Apr

Huawei Uganda set to Launch “Seeds for the Future”

UGANDA
In a move aimed at deepening ICT among the youth, Huawei is set to officially launch the “Seeds for the Future” Program in Uganda.»
Monday 4 Apr

Rockefeller Foundation funds nonprofit bringing online business course to Africa

In May, the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) will offer a unique online course designed to provide practical management expertise in emerging platform business models opening up new opportunities across Africa and the global economy.»
Thursday 31 Mar

Bocodol launches online services

BOTSWANA
For the Botswana College of Distant and Open Learning (BOCODOL), climbing new ICT terrains comes as second nature. Just recently, the distant education provider unveilled its online services which are available to all the stakehoders at the college, from staff to college students, from far and near.»
Wednesday 30 Mar

Ethiopia gearing up to transform education through technology

ETHIOPIA
Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia are coming together to transform education, further innovation and develop employability.»
Tuesday 29 Mar

Survey provides glimpse into the world of young entrepreneurs in Africa

The Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 this month, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa.»
Tuesday 29 Mar

Etisalat shows way to realising financial inclusion

NIGERIA
Etisalat has identified four key elements that would ensure that Nigeria achieves the much desired digital financial services and inclusion and align it with the emerging global trend.»

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Government should encourage youths in ICT earlyGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early

Youths should be given more encouragement to develop their ICT skills, an 11-year-old app developer told Kokumo Goodie.

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.  

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Enhancing your security posture to fight new ransomware threats

Petya ransomware is proving to be one of the top cybersecurity stories of 2016. 

Arbor stops malware in its tracks

There is always a substantial amount of banking trojan activity taking place, however, recent developments have intensified the threat landscape.