DEVELOPMENT

Private sector investment key to continent’s development, says Kaberuka

Private sector investment key to continent’s development, says Kaberuka

African Development Bank support for private equity investment in Africa recorded a major success this week, when The Carlyle Group announced it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund. Read More

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Kenya Power eyes fibreglass poles to lower electricity transmission costsKenya Power eyes fibreglass poles to lower electricity transmission costs Kenya Power plans to roll-out fibreglass poles in place of wooden poles, to reduce the cost ...
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Marius le GrangeAcer steps up southern African education agenda Acer for Education is stepping up its activity in southern Africa, with new education devices being ...
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Kenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030 Kenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030 Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits  equivalent to an estimated ...
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Wednesday 16 Apr

Kenya unveils ICT master plan

KENYA
Kenya has launched the national Information, Communication Technology Master Plan 2017 to spur economic growth in the country.»
Wednesday 16 Apr

E-waste threatens Ghana’s beaches

GHANA
Many beaches in Ghana, already stressed by pollution and poor maintenance, are now facing a new threat: e-waste.»
Wednesday 16 Apr

Telecom Namibia, XON Systems, Juniper Networks invest in network academy

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia has set up a Telecom Namibia Juniper Networks Academy in conjunction with XON Systems and Juniper Networks to boost the training of network engineersin its training facility.»
Wednesday 16 Apr

Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet

BOTSWANA
Launching the Thutonet Governance Structure, Secretary of Education Reforms, Taboka Nkhwa, said for Botswana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic development efforts, substantial resources should be directed at improving educational delivery.»
Monday 14 Apr

TNM donates K500,000 to paediatrics group

MALAWI
Mobile phone provider TNM has donated K500,000 to the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA).»
Saturday 12 Apr

Angola stimulates ICT innovation in government

ANGOLA
The Angolan Government is seeking to boost the use of ICTs in public service administration and service delivery through its ‘Innovate’ programme for the public sector.»
Thursday 10 Apr

Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 finalists announced

NIGERIA
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014.»
Thursday 10 Apr

MWH Global names Ethiopia Country Manager

ETHIOPIA
MWH Global has hired Moghes Ayalew Mekonen as the country manager for its operations in Ethiopia. »
Wednesday 9 Apr

Can technology help keep the lights on in Africa?

By using modern ICT tools smartly, energy utilities could be keeping the lights on, says Ashley Boag, Head: Energy and Natural Resources at SAP Africa.»
Tuesday 8 Apr

Safaricom revamps site for the visually impaired

KENYA
Safaricom has launched a revamped corporate website that will be fully accessible to Visually Impaired Persons.»
Monday 7 Apr

Online nutrition calculator aims to boost kids’ health

KENYA
Nestlé Kenya, through its MILO brand, has unveiled a web based nutrition calculator to help foster healthy nutrition among kids.»
Monday 7 Apr

Nigeria, China sign power MoU

NIGERIA
A consortium of companies in Nigeria and a Group of top-rate Chinese investors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on power plant projects, including the assembling and manufacturing of pre-paid power meters. »
Wednesday 2 Apr

Mozambique joins Alliance for Affordable Internet

MOZAMBIQUE
Mozambique has become the first SADC country to join A4AI, and the third developing country to sign an MOU with the Alliance, joining Nigeria and Ghana. »
Wednesday 2 Apr

Vodafone Healthfest train stops at James Town

GHANA
Vodafone Ghana, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility through the Vodafone Foundation, has held another ground breaking health initiative dubbed the HealthFest. »
Tuesday 1 Apr

Samsung hands over Digital Village in SA

SOUTH AFRICA
Samsung Electronics has officially handed over a Digital Village at Cosmo City in South Africa, to provide the community with much-needed education and health services.»
Tuesday 1 Apr

EU-Africa Business Forum looks to PPPS to take e-learning to rural Africa

Microsoft has co-chaired a round table discussion in Brussels on the need for private and public partnerships (PPPs) to deliver relevant, sustainable and scalable solutions that will promote e-learning in Africa. »

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Kenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030 Kenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030

Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits  equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new  study shows.

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E-waste threatens Ghana’s beachesE-waste threatens Ghana’s beaches

Many beaches in Ghana, already stressed by pollution and poor maintenance, are now facing a new threat: e-waste.