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Tigo extends deadline for applications for ‘digital change-makers’ competition

Tigo extends deadline for applications for ‘digital change-makers’ competition

Telecom operator Tigo Ghana, in partnership with Reach for Change, has announced a one week extension for its ‘Digital Change-makers’ competition. Read More

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Congo Brazzaville IT wizard launches ICT bookCongo Brazzaville IT wizard launches ICT book Congo Brazzaville-born Vérone Mankou, the inventor of Africa’s first tablet and smartphone, launched his ...
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Airtel Rwanda partners with TechWomen on mentorshipAirtel Rwanda partners with TechWomen on mentorship Airtel Rwanda has kicked off a two-week mentorship programme in partnership with TechWomen Rwanda, an organisation ...
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Literacy Bridge, UNICEF, ARM Unite on Talking Books project in GhanaLiteracy Bridge, UNICEF, ARM Unite on Talking Books project in Ghana Humanitarian technology company Literacy Bridge has announced a new multi-year partnership with UNICEF and ARM to ...
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Sunday 23 Nov

Huawei Uganda boosts MTN marathon with UGX 130m

UGANDA
The much anticipated MTN Kampala marathon this weekend has been given a huge boost with the veteran sponsor Huawei donating UGX 130,000,000 toward the event.»
Saturday 22 Nov

Health ICT Innovation Fair on this month

MALAWI
Malawi’s Ministry of Health, through the Central Monitoring and Evaluation Division, in collaboration with Development Partners, says it will conduct the 2014 Health Sector ICT Innovation Fair in Lilongwe on November 27 this year.»
Friday 21 Nov

Congo’s Université Marien Ngouabi launches website

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
L’Université Marien Ngouabi, Congo Brazzaville’s oldest tertiary institution, launched its first website this week.»
Thursday 20 Nov

MTN GDP recruits 12 Congo Brazzaville youths

Twelve young graduates in Congo Brazzaville are currently learning the ropes in MTN Congo as part of the mobile operator’s Graduate Development Programme.»
Thursday 20 Nov

New sustainable housing from Innovation Hub

BOTSWANA
Botswana Innovation Hub has unveiled a prototype Sustainable Housing unit that has the potential to significantly improve the lives of people through its rapid deployment, solar renewable lighting, rain water catchment and use of local materials as value additions.»
Thursday 20 Nov

Moremi School launches own ICT Hub

BOTSWANA
Moremi III Memorial School in Maun has launched its own Information Communication Technology (ICT) hub aimed at improving the status of education at the school. »
Wednesday 19 Nov

Microsoft drives local innovation in North Africa

MOROCCO
At this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft has signed a new strategic alliance with Tunisian startup Saphon Energy and introduced the first round of 50 women entrepreneurs to go through its Cloud Startup Academy.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Philips introduces innovations in “Maisha ni Mwelekeo” roadshow

KENYA
Philips is showcasing new solar powered home lighting systems and a unique fan driven cook stove (Jiko) for rural and semi-rural areas during a roadshow in Kenya.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Smart and easy fixes for hidden household problems

Schneider Electric outlines common electrical problems that put your home at risk and the simple solutions that result in a more comfortable and safe space. »
Tuesday 18 Nov

Gabon Cybercity wins foreign investors

GABON
Cybercity, a multi-billion ICT project located in the Mandji Island near the oil-rich city of Port-Gentil in Gabon, is reported to be becoming one of Central Africa’s top targets for foreign investors.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

Africa SME Champions Forum: creating an ecosystem to support African champions

SENEGAL
The Africa SME Champions Forum closed in Dakar last week, but its work in support of African champions is only just beginning. »
Monday 17 Nov

ICT to aid DRC indigenous people

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The Pygmies, an indigenous people living in the dense tropical rainforest of the northern and central parts of the DRC, have a new friend in information and technology communication (ICT).»
Sunday 16 Nov

Satellite-powered tablet to use Newtec technology for e-learning

SOUTH AFRICA
Satellite solution provider Yazmi has announced a new e-learning scheme using the first satellite-enabled tablet, called Odyssey, and Newtec's multicast technology to deliver content via satellite to rural, remote and low income regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.»
Sunday 16 Nov

Vodacom donates US$170 000 to help DRC rape victims

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Vodacom has donated US$170 000 to the Panzi Foundation to build a trauma and transit centre for women victims of rape and sexual violence in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Friday 14 Nov

Khama spells out ICT roadmap in SONA

BOTSWANA
In his first National Assembly address after his reelection, Botswana President Ian Khama told the nation that the implementation of the National Research, Science, Technology and Innovation policy (RSTI) has started.»
Monday 10 Nov

NIPOST facilities to deepen digital transactions

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications Technology has said the infrastructure of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) would be deployed to boost digital transactions in the country, especially mobile money services.»

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