DEVELOPMENT

Airtel Kenya aids Bungoma community midwives programme

Airtel Kenya aids Bungoma community midwives programme

Bharti Airtel has partnered with Fountain Africa Trust to launch a community midwives program to support expectant women, new mothers and newborns in Bungoma County, Kenya. Read More

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Vodacom promotes e-Learning in public, private schoolsVodacom promotes e-Learning in public, private schools Vodacom Business Nigeria hosted fifty-six students from the S.S. Peter & Paul Nursery and Primary School ...
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eLearning Africa: ICTs boost growth but teachers reluctant to changeeLearning Africa: ICTs boost growth but teachers reluctant to change ICT is the key to improving education and thus boosting growth across Africa, but there is ...
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Microsoft, IICD launch employability hub in GhanaMicrosoft, IICD launch employability hub in Ghana Microsoft Ghana, in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development, has launched the TizaaWorks ...
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Thursday 21 May

Benin collection drive nets over 20 tons of e-waste

BENIN
An e-waste collection drive coordinated by MTN and Ericsson in Benin has collected over 20 tons of e-waste.»
Thursday 21 May

SSA power offers growth for new entrants, disruptive technology

Sub-Saharan Africa's power sector is becoming increasingly attractive to new entrants as business models change and solutions like smart grids are harnessed to plug yawning supply gaps.»
Wednesday 20 May

Sanofi, MTN Foundation equip Cameroon diabetes clinics

CAMEROON
The MTN Foundation and Sanofi announce the handover of medical equipment to 4 “Diabetes Clinics” on Tuesday 19 May 2015, at the AD LUCEM hospital in Bali, Douala, Littoral region.»
Tuesday 19 May

#DumsorMustStop: Ghanaian celebrities use social media to protest against erratic power

GHANA
Ghanaian celebrities used social media to galvanize an appreciable number of Ghanaians from all walks of life to stage a peaceful street demonstration in Accra at the weekend, against the current erratic power supply in the country. »
Monday 18 May

MTN Foundation, Oracle to train 2,000 in Nigeria

NIGERIA
MTN Foundation Nigeria and Oracle have partnered in an ICT training programme to benefit around 2,000 scholars.»
Monday 18 May

Philips, Rhiza Foundation pilot Mobile Clinic

SOUTH AFRICA
On the occasion of Philips’ sixth consecutive Cape Town to Cairo roadshow, Philips South Africa and the Rhiza Foundation have launched their “mobile clinic” project focusing on delivering basic primary healthcare.»
Monday 18 May

MTN Foundation supports Saint Joseph's Home

CAMEROON
Friends of the MTN  Foundation in Cameroon have donated a substantial amount of basic necessities to Saint Joseph's Children and Adult Home (SAJOCAH) Bafut in the North West Region.»
Friday 15 May

BIUST to bring Science and Technology Circus

BOTSWANA
The Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) is pushing the technology envelope further by inviting Africa Science Circus to bring its science and technology exhibition to Botswana. »
Tuesday 12 May

Youth employability the focus for Microsoft’s new Country Manager in Ghana

GHANA
The newly appointed Country Manager for Microsoft in Ghana, Derek Appiah, says he sees significant potential in Ghana’s young population and is excited that Microsoft has a presence in the country to help unlock this potential.»
Monday 11 May

Ghana commissions enhanced CICs

GHANA
Ghana’s Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, has commissioned and handed over an Enhanced Community Information Centre (E-CIC) to La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region under the e-governance project.»
Sunday 10 May

Samsung opens Digital Village in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its first Digital Village in the Oban community located in the Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State. »
Saturday 9 May

Phase 3 Telecom urges gender parity in ICT

NIGERIA
Phase3 Telecom has called for gender parity in the ICT sector, arguing that it is only by doing so that development could come to the African continent.»
Thursday 7 May

She Leads Africa launches 2015 Entrepreneur Showcase

NIGERIA
The premier platform for young female entrepreneurs across Africa has launched this year’s competition, with a $15,000 cash prize for the winners.»
Tuesday 5 May

Airtel, Ghana Communications Ministry promote girls in ICT

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has partnered the Ministry of Communication to celebrate International Telecommunication Union Girls in ICT Day. »
Monday 4 May

Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards

The finalists have been announced for the African Utility Week Industry Awards, with the winners to be honoured at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town from 12-14 May.»
Friday 1 May

Equatorial Guinea scores multiple investment agreements with Chinese companies

EQUATORIAL GUINEA
The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. »

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NIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chiefNIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief

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