Total Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed Foundation to empower women, young graduates on solar technology marketing
Women who have been identified as string peer influencers, young graduates, especially those posted to remote Northern Nigerian states to serve under the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and trusted Community leaders have been earmarked for membership of the Awango Resellers Club (ARC), an initiative by Total Nigeria in partnership with the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) to empower the people in isolated areas in need of special intervention using Solar technologies.
Nestlé Kenya has announced the roll out of its nutrition education programme in Embu County as the company intensifies its efforts to help Kenya address malnutrition among school going children.
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited has introduced a new proposition called Flexx for youths aged 16 – 24 years old.
Alcatel-Lucent and Burkina Faso to apply cloud networking technology to stimulate economic growth through digital public services
Alcatel-Lucent is to provide the government of Burkina Faso with cloud networking technology that will enable it to develop new digital public services, such as e-government, e-learning and e-health.
University of Ghana and Microsoft have signed a landmark Education Alliance Agreement which seeks to provide a framework to use technology to offer faculty, administrators and students powerful tools for improving teaching and learning
Huawei and the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing ICT capability and literacy in Africa.
Globeleq, a company owned by Actis, the pan-emerging market investor, has completed the sale and transfer of Globeleq Africa, the leading power generation platform in Africa, to a company owned by Norfund,
Most African countries that today are considered low income will transition to middle income within 15 years, and all but one will be middle income by 2050, according to the Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR), released today.
Mpheti Mahlatsi Secondary School in Orange Farm and Southview High School in Lenasia are each the recipients of 5Mbps Uncapped WDSL (Wireless DSL) connectivity service for the next 18 months courtesy of Broadlink.
Nimmi Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies, has been awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 grants to work with industry and non-profit partners to develop strategies for wide-scale screening for cervical cancer in East Africa
The UN nuclear agency on Monday said it will help African states cooperate in the development of nuclear sources for electricity generation.
Societe Generale Ghana and Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, have launched the Sound Education Plan to help parents achieve the best possible futures for their children.
Diageo, parent company of Guinness Nigeria Plc and the world’s leading premium drinks business has kicked off its 2015 Master Bar Academy Programme in Nigeria.
[Nigeria] UBA resuscitates the Professorial Chair of Finance at University of Lagos, endows it with N52.9m
Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has resuscitated the UBA Professorial Chair of Finance at the University of Lagos with an endowment sum of the N52.9 million.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an investment of $60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. As part of the initiative, IBM is expanding the Africa Technical Academy and the company’s Africa University Programme to over 20 African countries.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Africapitalism Institute and Durham University Business School, one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom, co-hosted a day-long academic symposium on the economic philosophy called “Africapitalism” at the Foundation’s headquarters in Lagos.
Kenya to host Tokyo International Conference on African Development summit next year as Gambia bows out
Kenya was given the honour to host the summit when the President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh withdrew his country’s offer to host the summit in favour of Kenya following lobbying by a Kenyan delegation led by Deputy President William Ruto in the Gambian capital Banjul.
Rendeavour, Africa’s largest urban land developer, announced today its support for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will feature US President Barack Obama and will be held in Nairobi on 25-26 July.
Etihad Airways, in collaboration with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), today launched two community outreach activities in Kenya with donations of blankets and school supplies to the Dream Children’s Home, and the Children in Freedom organisation.
In a bid to improve the day-to-day operations and provide excellent customer service in UBA banking halls, UBA Ghana has held a 3-day intensive training on the new Finacle 10x application at the Madina Training Centre for selected user groups.
Cisco, South Africa's Department of Science and Technology Partner in Square Kilometre Array Project
Cisco announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Africa's Department of Science and Technology (DST) to embark on a strategic investment programme that prioritises country transformation
In accordance with the first document, Russia and South Africa intend to implement several joint projects for education in the nuclear power industry.
Samsung Engineering Academy, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative between Samsung Electronics and the Lagos State government through the World Bank-supported Lagos Eko Secondary School Education Project, has graduated 53 technicians from the academy.
London School of Marketing’s Ghanaian regional centre is thriving more than two years after being established.
Centum Investment Company Limited and Investbridge Capital announced today that they have partnered with SABIS Holdings to launch a new company that will invest in the burgeoning education sector in Africa
“Providing access to electricity for schools, hospitals, businesses and industries is the single most impactful intervention that can be made to transform the continent. It has tremendous implications for job creation, health, food security, education, technological advancement and overall economic development.” Mr. Tony Elumelu said today in Abidjan.
COAI and Centum Learning collaborate to launch Outreach Programme to mobilize 400 million youth for skills training
COAI and Centum Learning have announced the pilot launch of a massive Outreach Programme to mobilize underprivileged youth for skills training.
The AUC and AIMS Sign Agreement to Strengthen the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) In Africa
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent.
ECA Executive Secretary Carlos Lopes held talks with Zambian Republican President Edgar Lungu during his two-day state visit to Zambia.
AAR a world leader in airframe maintenance and supply chain solutions, and South African Airways Technical (SAAT), the maintenance division for the leading airline in Africa
Africa’s first private satellite will be launched in 2016.But scientists and engineers will not be behind this bold move – it is being powered by a group of South African high school girls.
The City of Cape Town has a holistic approach to implementing energy efficiency in its buildings.
The Federal Science and Technology College, Yaba, is well-known for producing some of the country’s best students in the science and technical fields at secondary school level.
Education experts and practitioners across the world are due to meet in Nairobi from Monday for a three-day conference to discuss investments on education in East Africa.
Huawei to train 1,000 African students over the next five years through the Seeds for the Future program
Huawei announced today at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015, that over the next five years, 1,000 students across Africa will join its technical training program, Seeds for the Future, building ICT capabilities in Africa.
IFC is helping CEFAC, a training organization in Tunisia, provide business skills training to Tunisian youth, increasing their employability and supporting business growth.
Keeping in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility pillars of education and youth empowerment, Airtel Gabon secured the endorsement of the First Lady of Gabon Sylvia Bongo Ondimba to launch a career guidebook.
Samsung Electronics, Diamond Bank and Softcom Limited, are in strategic partnership to raise $100 million technology intervention fund, to drive education in Nigeria.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ethiopian Airlines have partnered with non-profit organizations, African Legal Library Project and Book world, to transport educational supplies to the Ethiopian capital
Strategic Communications Africa Ltd. have launched in Komenda in the Central Region, Read It! Write It! Say It!, a literacy promotion program for children of public schools
The University for Development Studies (UDS) is to provide support for the multiplication and supply of 75,000 Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) vines to beneficiaries of the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project.
The University of Ghana has signed a five year agreement with USAID-Ghana to improve higher education in agricultural research and innovation.
Airtel has supported N’jala University the 2nd largest University in the country to commemorate its 10th Convocation ceremony. Last year, due to the Ebola outbreak the institution could not hold this event.
Senegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiative aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it, announced on Thursday the launch of a new "Solar Academy" for the continent.
[Mauritius] All Secondary Schools to Be Provided With High Bandwidth Internet Connectivity Through Wi-Fi Networks
The Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, will award a contract to provide all secondary schools with high bandwidth internet connectivity through Wi-Fi networks.
OCP Group is planning its third International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry (Symphos) from the 18th to 20th of May 2015 in Marrakesh, with the theme "Innovation to serve sustainable agriculture".
MTN Cameroon has announced the launch of its Scientific Labs programme, to promote the teaching of science subjects in secondary schools.
Stanbic Bank Uganda today donated more than 15 installed computers to Makerere University Revenue Services Unit (MURSU) to facilitate students’ registration.
HID Global announced it has successfully launched a mobile student ID system in collaboration with Botosoft, a provider of technologies in Africa,
For five days running, the children of Kiswa Primary school in the outskirts of Kampala have been engrossed in the world of ICT, courtesy of the MTN ICT in Education drive for Primary School going children in the peri-urban and rural areas.
Mest, Samsung Collaborate to Enhance Investment Opportunities in West Africa
CNH Industrial, in cooperation with Don Bosco Educational Projects, and with the support of its brand Iveco, has launched a professional youth certificate programme in Ennerdale, Johannesburg.
Meridian-Marshalls Holdings (MMH) Company Limited, owners of Meridian Pre-University and Marshalls University College, has opened its maiden public offering of shares on the Ghana Alternative Stock Exchange (GAX), of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE).
Educational organisations are embracing mobile devices to offer a more flexible approach to classroom learning.
An Ambitious Project to Join Thousands of Schools in Africa in a Global Science Experiment to Build Students’ Skills in Computer Networking and Databases
Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, today, officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment.
High-level presentations at eLearning Africa, Africa’s leading conference on technology for development and education, will focus on the role ICTs are playing in transforming the continent’s rural economies by improving access to information and training.
Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Sowetan, hosted a dialogue on the value of education for your people at the Mayibuye Multipurpose Community Centre in Kimberley on Wednesday 18 March 2015.
The UM Office of Global Engagement has launched a major international initiative to develop and establish a significant footprint in sub-Saharan Africa for the university.
The Vodafone Foundation today announced the Instant Classroom, a digital ‘school in a box’ that can be set up in a matter of minutes, helping give children and young adults in some of the world’s largest and poorly resourced refugee camps the opportunity to continue their education.
The president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, has promised to fix the current energy crisis plaguing the nation in the coming months ahead. He made this pledge in his state of the nation’s address in Parliament earlier today on the 26th of February. According to the president, the current power shortage will not be managed as had been done by previous government, but would rather find permanent solutions.
Merck Collaborates with Maharashtra University (India) to build Diabetes and Thyroid Dysfunction Healthcare Capacity in Asia
Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, in collaboration with Maharashtra University and University of Indonesia is introducing European Accredited Clinical Diabetes management for more than 5000 medical and pharmacy students of both universities as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in Asia.
Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Appointed Professor at Tufts University's Fletcher School
Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sogato Strategies LLC and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has been appointed a professor at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, Massachusetts.
The eLearning Africa “Through your Lens” Photo Competition is back this year for its sixth edition, promoted by the eLearning Africa 2015 conference. Under the theme of “Digital Africa: ICTs enriching communities”, budding photographers are invited to submit pictures depicting how ICTs are improving relationships between family, group or country members in Africa
Leadership has been identified as the biggest challenge to Africa's development. The continent of Africa is blessed with many natural resources and skilled labour which when harnessed by good leadership can elevate it from the pit of poverty, war and the numerous challenges into a mountain of abundance, peace and development. However, this is far from the case as all evidence have pointed to the fact that the continent of which Ghana is a force to reckon with, is in dire need of leaders to turn its fortunes around. This leadership deficit challenge would have been resolved if the schools had consciously included the subject in their curriculum. But this is not the case.
One hundred students of the University of Ghana will have their tuition fully paid until they complete their studies. Thanks to global infrastructure leader General Electric, which announced this during a cocktail organised in honour of its visiting Chairman Mr. Jeff Immelt. The $100,000 scholarship is part of a broader collaboration between GE and tertiary institutions in Ghana on capacity development.
IFC has announced an investment of $4.1 million in Merryland High Schools to expand access to secondary education in Uganda. The loan will enable Merryland to enroll an additional 2,500 students in Uganda, where demand for education exceeds the number of school places available.
'Edutainers' from Standard Bank Group bring education and development opportunities to SA's children
Education, literacy and focused early-learning opportunities for children are three of the major challenges facing South Africa as the country celebrates its 20th year of democracy.
The 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES-2014) wrapped up Friday night in Marrakech, after three days of intense debate on how to encourage and promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
A total of ten young entrepreneurs in Cameroon are going into business this week thanks to collateral-free loans they won at the end of an entrepreneurship event that received the technical support of the Economic Commission for Africa.
Together with the UN agency UNIDO, USAID, and the OCP Foundation, the Volvo Group is starting a vocational training school for mechanics in Morocco.
United States-based payments company, Visa Incorporated, has announced its partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, First Bank of Nigeria and the Youth for Technology Foundation.
Anglo American invests R15 million in Chair of Occupational Hygiene at Wits University, Johannesburg
Anglo American is investing R15-million in a new Chair, to be known as the Anglo American Endowed Chair in Occupational Hygiene at the Wits School of Public Health .The Chair will conduct research, and engage in other scholarly activities, with the aim of decreasing employee exposure to dust, noise and other health hazards in mining and other industries, thereby contributing to employee wellbeing.
Over 150 female graduate students from 24 universities across Kenya have been selected for the EmployMentor programme starting Monday. The programme is a partnership between Microsoft Corp., its 4Afrika Initiative and the African Centre for Women in Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) to promote skills development and job placement for young female graduates in technology and business.
Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced that it’s highly successful ‘Aggreko University’ ...