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MTN recognised at Nedbank Sustainable Business Awards

MTN recognised at Nedbank Sustainable Business Awards

MTN and Fenix International have been recognised at the Nedbank Sustainable Business Awards for a solar charging solution that’s improving the lives of communities without access to electricity and financial services in Uganda and Rwanda. Read More

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Schneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitieSchneider Electric off-grid, on-profit solutions to create social change in African rural communitie Schneider Electric South Africa has set itself a target to create access to energy for 20 ...
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Belen Garijo, CEO and president of Merck serono and Prof. Solomon Mpoke, Director and CEO of KEMRIMerck in scientific partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute Merck has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Kenya Medical Research Institution (KEMRI ...
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Rwanda to fast-track cashless societyRwanda to fast-track cashless society The Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless ...
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Tuesday 28 Oct

Tigo Music ‘Unplugged’ set for 31 Oct

GHANA
Accra is getting ready to host one of its biggest shows in recent months on Friday, hosted by Tigo Ghana.»
Monday 27 Oct

IBM partners with Airtel and Echo Mobile on Ebola containment initiatives in Africa

SIERRA LEONE
Airtel, IBM Research Africa and Kenya's Echo Mobile have joined forces to launch several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. »
Monday 27 Oct

Tanzania’s 2014-2025 energy reform roadmap to success

TANZANIA
Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals has published an Electricity Supply Industry Reform Strategy and Roadmap for 2014 to 2025.»
Monday 27 Oct

Bid to restructure Senegal’s online media

SENEGAL
A high-level media forum will be held in Dakar in November to seek ways of restructuring the country’s online media to make it more professional.»
Monday 27 Oct

MTN Foundation holds breast cancer screening in Enugu

NIGERIA
In a drive to create renewed awareness about Breast Cancer, MTN Foundation (MTNF), the corporate social investment vehicle of MTN Nigeria, has taken its free breast cancer screening to residents of the South East geopolitical zone of Nigeria. »
Thursday 23 Oct

MTN Uganda receives US$100 000 towards community projects

UGANDA
MTN Group today recognised employees in Uganda for their selflessness and dedication towards improving the lives of ordinary people, including the blind, as part of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care campaign, a popular employee volunteer initiative in MTN markets.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT addresses ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

RWANDA
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, today addressed the 19th International Telecommunication Union plenipotentiary conference in South Korea.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

AccessKenya Becomes ICT Partner for Nairobi Marathon 2014-15

KENYA
AccessKenya Group is this year’s ICT Sponsor for the Standard Chartered Nairobi International Marathon, to be held on 26 October.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

Airtel partners with UNESCO for youth IT training in Gabon

GABON
Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new training programme to impart new technological skills to thousands of youth in Gabon in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).»
Wednesday 22 Oct

AfDB, Gates Foundation explore opportunities to work together

African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka has met with Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at his Seattle-area office to discuss ways to work together to improve the development of Africa.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones in support of the fight against Ebola

Samsung Electronics Co will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.»
Monday 20 Oct

Huawei joins Vodafone to bolster E-learning in refugee camp

KENYA
Huawei has come out in support of an initiative to supply over 18,000 refugee students in Africa’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya, with tablet PCs for education.»
Monday 20 Oct

MTN joins forces with AMPION to develop entrepreneurial talent in Africa

GHANA
MTN has joined three leading global technology companies as sponsors of this year’s AMPION Venture Bus, which seeks to enable entrepreneurial talent in Africa to develop innovative solutions on the continent by making best use of the power of mobile technology.»
Friday 17 Oct

Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa underway

MOROCCO
The Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa is underway at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss boosting science and technology in Africa. »
Friday 17 Oct

Telecom Namibia receives NTA certification

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia Training Centre has been endorsed by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA), the national body responsible for the registration of vocational training centres and institutes, to deliver a wide range of general IP/IT training programmes.»
Friday 17 Oct

MTN Business partners Ghana SME 100 Ranking

GHANA
MTN Business has been announced as the headline sponsor of the first annual Ghana SME 100 ranking, an initiative put in place to identify and honour the country's top 100 local Small Medium Enterprises. »

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