DEVELOPMENT

Airtel Kenya illuminates schools in Machakos County

Airtel Kenya illuminates schools in Machakos County

Bharti Airtel has donated 40 solar lamps to Tala SA primary school and St. Mary’s Tala primary school in Machakos County, Kenya. Read More

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Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs stand to win $75,000 Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs stand to win $75,000 The Anzisha Prize is expanding, after initial success, to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and ...
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NIMC moves to accelerate issue of e-ID cards NIMC moves to accelerate issue of e-ID cards Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission has concluded its International Vendors’ Summit aimed at ensuring that ...
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2015 Youth mHealth Innovation competition now on2015 Youth mHealth Innovation competition now on Botswana’s 2015 mHealth Innovation Competition has been launched with much promise from those taking part ...
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Wednesday 25 Feb

Cameroon college gets affordable, quality Keepod devices

CAMEROON
Teaching and learning have since dramatically changed and improved at the College Socka Bongue in Cameroon thanks to the supply by Keepod of 650 computing devices and 26 laptops, with each device costing as little as US$7.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Indigenous technical skills critical to growth, says Skysat chief

NIGERIA
Skysat Technologies Limited CEO Izzat Debs says the conscious development of indigenous technical skills in Nigeria remains one of the ways of developing the ICT sector of the country to make it grow the nation’s GDP.»
Monday 23 Feb

Charity uses OutSystems to rapidly build an app

Mercy Ships has utilised OutSystems’ Platform to create a custom online application that has led to a 20 percent increase in volunteer registrations for the charity in just two months.»
Friday 20 Feb

Vodafone Ghana CEO hosts Grammy Award winning jazz musician Earl Klugh

GHANA
The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Haris Broumidis, has hosted renowned Grammy Award winning jazz composer and musician  Earl Klugh at the posh Airport City Headquarters of Vodafone Ghana in Accra, ahead of this year’s Stanbic Jazz Festival.»
Friday 20 Feb

First in MEA: Dubai to host Microsoft in Education Global Forum

In a clear message of Microsoft’s strong engagement and support to the Middle East and Africa region, Dubai is hosting the two day Microsoft in Education Global Forum on the 22nd and 23rdFebruary at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai. »
Friday 20 Feb

Tigo commissions water project for Dawurampong

GHANA
Over 3,000 residents of Dawurampong and surrounding communities in the Gomoa West District of Ghana’s Central region will now have access to clean and safe water with the successful completion and commissioning of a new borehole and water tank by Tigo.»
Thursday 19 Feb

Cisco opens 5th academy in Botswana

BOTSWANA
Cisco Systems has opened its 5th Cisco Academy in Botswana, with online curricula, virtual learning tools, instruction support as well as teacher training and professional development opportunities. »
Thursday 19 Feb

Congo’s Marien Ngouabi University launches staff ICT training

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
Intensive ICT training will take place this year for staff at Congo Brazzaville’s state-funded Marien Ngouabi University (UMNG).»
Thursday 19 Feb

MTN Cameroon rewards academic excellence in telecoms

CAMEROON
Excellence scholarships have been awarded to 145 students of the National Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications and the National Advanced School of Engineering. »
Wednesday 18 Feb

UNICEF, Airtel form pan-African partnership to empower children and youth

KENYA
UNICEF and Bharti Airtel have entered a partnership agreement to expand their collaboration across 17 countries in Africa. The partnership aims at improving Africa’s population access to health and education-related information whilst pushing forward various innovative projects supported by UNICEF.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Nigeria’s computer body urges revisit of e-voting

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) has once again advised Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission and the government to heed its call to adopt electronic voting for the coming general elections.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Tigo Ghana shows love and care in the month of love

GHANA
Employees of Tigo Ghana, showing love and care in the month of February, joined renowned music icons in the country to donate items and spend quality time with selected institutions in the Ghana.»
Monday 16 Feb

Postal Reform Bill gets Executive approval

NIGERIA
Plans to reform the Nigerian postal sector have received a boost with the approval of the Nigeria Postal Commission Bill 2014 by the Federal Executive Council.  »
Monday 16 Feb

Vodafone Ghana, British Council scholarships for 100 girls

GHANA
One hundred Ghanaian girls between the ages of 15 and 16 years who have gained admission into any Senior High School in the country and are pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses stand a chance of winning scholarships from Vodafone Ghana.»
Sunday 15 Feb

Ghana inaugurates GIIF board

GHANA
Ghana’s President John Mahama has inaugurated a nine-member Board, chaired by Mr. Ato Ahwoi, for the newly established Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF).»
Sunday 15 Feb

Airtel Kenya mentorship programme inspires the future for Mukuru students

KENYA
Today's children grow up having to cope with many social issues and challenges as they pursue their dreams of achieving their education dreams and as they go through difficult life transitions. »

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