Surfline Communications Limited has partnered Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to provide Wifi connectivity to patrons of public libraries in the Greater Accra Region.
Kirsty Chadwick, a citizen of New Zealand, puts to work her passion for education and the technology at her disposal to create innovative, cost effective and fully customised e-learning solutions.
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.
The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Education is in partnership with the Republic of South Korea have announced plans to establish a graduate only university at Konza Technopolis.
At least 3,000 youth in Kenya are set to benefit from a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme over the next two years funded by Safaricom Foundation
One of Kenya’s largest flower growers and exporters, Oserian Development Company has announced a series of scholarships for best students in the schools it manages.
Cambridge Wireless (CW), is collaborating with Regional State Government, Bahir Dar University and local delivery partners to deploy world-class connectivity infrastructure in a rapidly growing city in Ethiopia.
The African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson has held discussions with the Director General of JICA, on the implementation of projects undertaken with the African Union.
YSK has partnered with the Ministry of Education, the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE by Safaricom to launch the 2nd edition of the National Science and Technology competition for secondary school students.
A World Bank report suggests that for South Africa to grow sustainably faster, it needs to address its skills gap that perpetuates inequality and fuels policy uncertainty.
Securities regulators in Africa and Middle East to collaborate and increase listings in the region and mitigate shared risks
Securities regulators in Africa and Middle East have approved a joint project with FSDA to develop strategies to increase listings and the uptake of capital markets products in the region.
[Kenya] Andela Secures $100M Series D to build distributed engineering teams and power the future of work
Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding.
Nigeria’s digital content distribution startup Publiseer has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program.
More than 70 Kenyan secondary school students have concluded a six-week ICT youth innovation training programme at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT).
The EXPLORE Data Science Academy (EDSA) has announced an online course and a series of data science competitions aimed at making ‘job future’ skills available to South African high school students.
The Africa Internship Academy, a youth employment accelerator provides entrepreneurship programs for secondary, higher education students and graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employable skills.
The Safaricom Technology Academy is a 3-month internship program that is targeted to ongoing Kenyan Degree Students.
Merck Foundation partners with National Cancer Institute of Egypt to provide Masters Degree in Medical Oncology for African doctors
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany partners with Egypt’s National Cancer Institute to provide Master Degree in Medical Oncology for African doctors.
Angola has 55 higher education institutions legalized for this academic year, according to the Secretary of State for Higher Education, Eugénio da Silva.
The African Development Bank is keeping higher education, science and technology at the top of its development agenda as it backs a proposed African Education Fund.
Naspers, a global internet and entertainment group headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa has led a combination primary and secondary US$540 million investment in edtech company BYJU’S.
[Morocco] Vivo Energy and Zakoura Foundation partners with Education Ministry to educate on environment
Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of Energy National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research to bolster environmental education.
Ethiopian Airlines and the European Union Delegation to Ethiopia signed a letter of intent to establish Ethio-European International Business School.
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the government of Spain have restated their commitment to greater collaboration in order to build the capacities of citizens in the region.
A draft report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) titled, “Attracting Institutional Investors in Africa’s Infrastructure,” has undergone a thorough review by experts from wide-ranging sectors.
HP has announced a new commitment to reach 100,000 learners across Africa over the next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE program, and kicked off the commitment by opening a new tech-enabled HP LIFE Center in South Africa.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, has been selected to manage the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
Nigerian author and illustrator, Segun O. Mosuro, has called on authors and publishers to improve on the quality and content of literature available for African children.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment announced a new partnership with The Nigerian Stock Exchange to provide training for CISI’s qualifications in Nigeria, under the auspices of X-Academy.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of AfDB, has approved resources to Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme.
CHANCEN International invests in the education costs of students in Rwanda. They can concentrate on their education while our community helps them achieve their goals.
UNICAF, the largest online higher education platform in Africa, has announced a $28 million Series B financing to meet the growing demand for high-quality university education across the continent.
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has partnered with The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to provide training for CISI’s qualifications in Nigeria.
The UCT Graduate School of Business is partnering with the World Economic Forum to bring the Young Global Leaders conference to Cape Town.
Despite spirited efforts to provide affordable education to all in Zambia, more than 80,000 children of school going age are out of school.
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
Ecobank Academy, a corporate university of independent pan-African banking group in collaboration with Ecobank Foundation, has launched an innovative development programme aimed at improving Africa’s health systems.
DHL Global Forwarding, the international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has started a partnership with My Dream Now, a Swedish non-profit social enterprise that provides mentorship programs to school children and youth from lower-income backgrounds.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana will become partners in innovation and sustainable development.
The tech startup fever has been spreading across the globe like bush-fire and Africa has not been left out in this bandwagon. More and more people are entering into the tech space because technology never gets old and new inventions keep evolving.
Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to provide innovative new teaching tools to three Port Elizabeth schools.
World Bank Approves $293 Million to Boost Regional Integration and Technical Training in East Africa
The World Bank today approved a $293 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit and grant to increase access to and quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutes and to support regional integration across East Africa.
One of Nigeria’s foremost traditional rulers has challenged Africans and development experts to rethink development financing to reach the poorest communities on the continent, to give them access to markets, education and healthcare.
MTN Group has announced its Sudan operation as the winner of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care employee volunteerism programme. The programme, which ran for 21 days in June, saw over 9000 employees across the company’s footprint dedicating their time and efforts to uplifting local communities.
The Trade Finance Division of the African Development Bank and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, have teamed up with the International Chamber of Commerce to launch a Joint AfDB-ITFC Trade Finance E-Learning Program for African Financial Institutions.
Through the African Development Fund’s recent envelope of financial instruments, Malawi has received US$14 million for scholarships and infrastructure for its Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) program.
The World Bank, in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF, have announced plans to conduct a Technical Learning Session on Inclusive Education in Nairobi, Kenya. The event is co-hosted by the Government of Kenya
Due to an exceptional harvest and tourist arrivals that reached levels last seen in 2010, GDP growth in Tunisia have accelerated in the second quarter of 2018 to 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the first quarter.
More than 22 000 high school learners and university students have gained a solid understanding of how to invest in the stock market this year through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Investment Challenge.
The African Development Bank has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria's Fidelity Bank Plc to support small and medium sized, and women-owned enterprises in selected transformative sectors.
Nestlé Nigeria has collaborated with Lagos Business School (LBS) to run a Sales Academy to train and equip its employees.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) at its AIMS Rwanda Campus in partnership with Facebook and Google.
The UK fund will include support for teacher training, through the ministry’s flagship education programme, and support children’s education in governorates across the country.
The Karri app, launched in April last year, has grown to just under 300 South African schools driven by parent and teacher demand for a solution to school payments.
With digital technology and e-commerce, Africa could make revolutionary advances in healthcare, education, the functioning of the private sector economy and other areas.
Leventis Foundation Nigeria has marked 30 years of its Agric Training School with the provision of free agricultural education to Nigerians.
Andela has announced the appointment of Clément Uwajeneza as Country Director for Rwanda. Clement joins Andela with an illustrious career in the ICT sector in Rwanda that includes over a decade of experience establishing and leading organizations that have built digital products reaching over one million Rwandans monthly.
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to rebound to an average of 2% in 2018, up from an average 1.4% in 2017 according to a new World Bank report.
Kenyan based delivery platform Sendy has announced a new partnership with Yamaha to train its motorcycle riders on safety and marketing.
Cerego, a player in predictive learning technology, has partnered with African Leadership University (ALU) for the 2018 admissions cycle.
The African Development Bank has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria’s Sterling Bank Plc to support micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) in strategic sectors.
The Nairobi space will also host the new East African office of its parent brand, a global leader in media intelligence and AI-Driven Outside Insight, Meltwater, who is also expanding into the region.
The renewed partnership between Astria Learning, a global e-learning solutions provider and Zambia’s telecommunications company, MTN Zambia has seen a larger percentage of Zambia’s economically challenged young adults obtain a college level education online.
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, as well as the regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya in partnership with Nairobi Garage.
Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in Asia, has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria.
ADvTECH has announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.
Two schools in Kenya have benefited from an e-learning project led by Camara Education in conjunction with Dell and Computer Aid.
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) scooped the first prize award in the Regional/International and Diplomatic Missions Category at the 2018 Botswana Consumer Fair.
Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announced on the International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018.
ADvTECH hass announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa, a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.
The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, congratulated the Government of Hunan province for its continuous efforts to promote investment in Africa under the Chinese Government’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Longhorn Publishers PLC has recorded a 17 per cent increase in turnover to close at Shs 1.69 billion against the previous year turnover of Shs 1.45 billion.
Standard Bank is set to launch first of its kind social campaign on Twitter to show that inspiring and positive tweets can be turned into tangible educational tools with the help of 3D printing and laser cutters.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed public sector loan agreements totaling to US$37.5 million with Guinea Bissau, Burundi and Uganda to support socio-economic development and living standards in the African continent.
One of Kenya’s largest grower and exporter of cut flowers, Oserian Development Company has embarked on an elaborate expansion of its key facilities as it seeks to tap into its newly launched industrial park.
Kenya’s public institutions have this week increased their investments in technology to improve service delivery and address some of the most pressing problems in a development that is receiving thumbs up from both local and international players.
The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Communications, is implementing an ICT Innovation Project at the Accra Digital Centre under the eTransform Ghana Project aimed at nurturing Tech Startups to promote digital entrepreneurship and create digital jobs for the youth.
In its quest to train the next generation of global entrepreneurs Alibaba Business School has unveiled a program tailored to educators in Rwanda.
Zensar, a digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital transformation journey, has partnered with Education Africa to sponsor 10 students from the region.
The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo, AUC Venture Lab and Temenos, the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and strengthen the fintech ecosystem in Cairo.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has partnered with the University of Nairobi (UoN) to develop strategies that promote ethical and legal business practices within the private sector.
WITS Enterprise has welcomed a new unit to its fold, The Entrepreneurial Wayz
International organisations have shown an increased interest in the Nigerian economy since the stablization of the dollar and the exit from the recent crisis that befell the country.
SAP Skills for Africa has kicked off its first ever programme in Nigeria at an orientation event held in Lagos.
Mrs. Mary Chinery-Hesse has been sworn into office as the Chancellor of the University of Ghana.
Today the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence in partnership with Facebook and Google.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) has donated four ultramodern science laboratories to Eruku Secondary Commercial School in Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State.
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfation and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups.
Giyani Metals Corporation has signed a research collaboration program with Rhodes University, South Africa, regarding battery-grade manganese within the Company’s flagship Kanye manganese project in Botswana.
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy has graduated 302 aviation professionals at a ceremony held at the Academy’s Commercial and Cabin Crew Training Building.
The University of Western Australia has established the Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC) to drive innovative and ethical collaborations with the dynamic continent of 55 countries and 1.3 billion people.
There is no shortage of opinions with regards to what needs to be done to improve economies of Africa. Experts from diverse fields advocate for different solutions, some tailored to fit their field interests, others seeming to stem from a place of general betterment.
Continuing its promise to place innovative teaching and learning technologies into schools, Sangari Education has been appointed a distributor for Veative’s educational virtual reality (VR) solutions.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Total and Eni have signed the Front End Engineering Design contract of Train 7 of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas on Wednesday in London.
Marriott International announces the launch of Tahseen in Egypt, a hospitality training program developed in response to a growing need for talent within the industry.
Known for its aggressive approach in selling its economic sectors, Kenya has this week been on a charm offensive, as both public and private players step up efforts to win investors and grow businesses.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged scientists and innovators to be at the forefront in finding solutions for challenges facing the country.
Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have launched a search for collaborating institutions in Africa to drive innovation from across the continent.