DEVELOPMENT

Nescafe inspires African bloggers at Start Conference 2014

Nescafe inspires African bloggers at Start Conference 2014

The Nescafe Start Conference 2014 has ended in Accra with a call on young tech entrepreneurs to use their creative ideas and skills to generate innovative business enterprises that would help create job opportunities.  Read More

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Huawei Ghana refurbishes Accra Central LibraryHuawei Ghana refurbishes Accra Central Library Huawei Ghana has officially presented a new state of the art library to the Minister of ...
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Botswana women missing from ICTBotswana women missing from ICT There has been a rallying call for women in Botswana to consider a lifetime participation in ...
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Innovation Institute urged to cultivate competitiveness Innovation Institute urged to cultivate competitiveness The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) which was born out of the merger ...
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Thursday 18 Dec

Airtel, British Council sign digital learning MOU

MALAWI
Airtel Malawi has signed a three-year-long partnership with the British Council that will connect primary school classrooms in the country with ICT facilities.»
Wednesday 17 Dec

Globecomm, Tanzania Support Foundation take computers to rural school

TANZANIA
Globecomm announced today that it has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela to aid the mission of the Tanzanian Support Foundation to help small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare, hygiene and clean water.  »
Tuesday 16 Dec

Angola takes science and technology roadshow to schools

ANGOLA
Angola’s Minister of Science and Technology has hailed a programme carried out this year to increase school learners’ understanding of science, technology and innovation.»
Monday 15 Dec

88mph and Microsoft Ventures partner to support startups in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Microsoft, in partnership with 88mph, has announced the expansion of the Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria.»
Friday 12 Dec

Orange, USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange have announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC. »
Friday 12 Dec

WFP, World Vision look to digital to assist DRC refugees

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
More than 1 100 households whose members fled the war in the east of the DRC have received financial assistance via mobile money from World Food Programme and its partner World Vision.»
Thursday 11 Dec

Botswana tops Africa Prosperity Report

BOTSWANA
Botswana tops the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, as the continent enjoys unprecedented economic upturn, but Africa faces new challenges in gender gap and personal freedom.»
Thursday 11 Dec

Vodafone Ghana Foundation ends 2014 with “Bring a Cheer to Your Community” Campaign

GHANA
Vodafone Ghana says it is receiving proposals from Non Governmental Organisations whose focus is on contributing to the quality of life in rural communities across the country.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

Phase3 seeks digitally enhanced life for special needs kids

NIGERIA
West Africa’s largest independent fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider, Phase3 Telecom, has urged stakeholders in the ICT industry to offer children living with disabilities a good quality of life through the deployment of assistive technology.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

Kenya, China partner to grow ICT skills

KENYA
Global technology company Huawei, in partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Technology, has dispatched to China the first beneficiaries of the “Huawei Seeds for the Future” Internship programme.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

Tanzania’s Safe Motherhood Text Messaging Service enters third year

TANZANIA
Since its launch two years ago, 500,000 men and women accumulatively received 40 million informative safe motherhood messages and reminders through the Wazazi Nipendeni SMS service.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

Schneider Electric announces creation of Algerian-French centre of excellence

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of a three-way partnership agreement with the Algerian Ministry for Vocational Training and Education and the French Ministry for National Education for Education and Research. »
Tuesday 9 Dec

Senegal, World Bank launch mobile survey on living conditions

SENEGAL
A household survey called A l’écoute du Sénégal ("Listening to Senegal") was launched late last week in this West African nation by the Senegalese government in association with the World Bank.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

MTN Ghana Foundation marks seven years of CSI in Ghana

GHANA
MTN Ghana Foundation is marking seven years of outstanding and impactful Corporate Social Investments in Ghana. »
Monday 8 Dec

Ghana Telecoms Chamber, UNICEF launch Africa against Ebola SMS campaign

GHANA
The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, together with UNICEF, has officially launched the Africa against Ebola Solidarity SMS Campaign.»
Friday 5 Dec

ICTs: Gabon tops Francophone Africa

GABON
Many analysts were hoping that countries such as Senegal and Morocco would top the French-speaking list in the ITU's 2014 ICT Development Index (IDI). But it was not to be because oil-rich and less populated Gabon grabbed the gold medal.»

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