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

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

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, today addressed the 19th International Telecommunication Union plenipotentiary conference in South Korea. Read More

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Airtel partners with UNESCO for youth IT training in GabonAirtel partners with UNESCO for youth IT training in Gabon Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new training programme to impart new technological skills to thousands of ...
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AfDBAfDB, Gates Foundation explore opportunities to work together African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka has met with Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of ...
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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. »
Thursday 16 Oct

Benjamin Mophatlane Foundation launched at MyWorld of Tomorrow

SOUTH AFRICA
A foundation named for the late CEO of Business Connexion, Benjamin Mophatlane, has been launched to enrich the future of Africa’s youth.»
Thursday 16 Oct

New life in Gabon as country hits broadband highway

GABON
The Central African nation of Gabon is about to start speeding into the highway of broadband in a bid to deliver its people from slow, expensive and inconsistent internet.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Congo Brazzaville’s bid to switch to e-agriculture

The Central African nation of Congo-Brazzaville has 10 million hectares of arable land, but has so far used only 2% of that land. Analysts believe that the country could 'move mountains' and eradicate hunger with the use of ICTs in improving agriculture.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Teachers recognised for best use of ICTs

CAMEROON
The MTN Foundation and Cameroon’s Ministry of Secondary Education have recognised teachers who make the best use of ICTs in education.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Use ICTs to boost entrepreneurship, DRC youth told

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been told to use the information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their quest to boost their entrepreneurship initiatives.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Rwandan incubator think selects startups from four African countries

RWANDA
Tigo-owned Kigali-based technology incubator think has announced the first four companies selected for support, with the winners to be offered US$15,000 in funding, access to Tigo networks across Africa, mentoring and business development education.»
Monday 13 Oct

LINKZ ICT challenge getting bigger

BOTSWANA
The fourth annual Botho University LINKZ ICT challenge this year attracted a sizeable number of students from both the tertiary and secondary school students. »
Monday 13 Oct

Airtel joins UN Global Compact

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has officially joined the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative that relies on public accountability, transparency and disclosure to complement regulations and to provide space for innovation and collective action.     »
Friday 10 Oct

Adapt to ICTs or die, DRC postal service told

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
On Thursday 9 October 2014, while the world was celebrating World Postal Day, a top official of Société Congolaise de Postes et Télécommunications (SCPT) dropped a bombshell, saying that the country’s postal service needed to adapt to the information and communication technologies (ICTs) if it hoped to survive and stay relevant.»
Friday 10 Oct

Microsoft to help boost Congo media tech capacities

Congo-Brazzaville’s under-resourced and ill-equipped media is set to get a lifeline from global technology giant Microsoft to boost its technology capacities and position themselves for the race of the digital revolution.»

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