[South Africa] Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town invest in University Technology Fund
Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town will be co-investing with the newly established R150-million University Technology Fund
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies are becoming increasingly important for the continuous development of innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors.
Somalia and the United Nations culture and education agency signed an agreement aimed at strengthening efforts to preserve the country’s cultural heritage and improve its educational sector.
Andela, the technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa's top software engineers recently hosted a Women in Tech event in Nairobi.
Cavin Mugarura is the CEO of Skooldesk, a startup redefining e-learning in Uganda.
Orange Digital Ventures Africa announces its latest investment as it leads pre-series A round financing of Gebeya (“marketplace” in Amharic, Ethiopia’s national language).
General Electric and the Africa Leadership University investment aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution.
Young Africans to benefit from $500,000 Scholarship funding under the Africa Industrial Internet Programme
The programme is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution.
The African Economic Outlook 2020 states that Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs.
During the unveiling of the AfDB flagship economic report, the Bank's President said that Africa’s economies are growing strongly, but growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent’s poorest citizens because “nobody eats GDP.''
With support from National Institutes of Health, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers are collaborating with Kenyan institutions to develop a mobile health app for adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes.
The Sasol Foundation handed over a one-of-a kind Mobile Science Laboratory to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg.
With the highest youth unemployment rate in the world, paired with worrying skills shortages, the pressure is on universities and other tertiary education institutions in South Africa to admit more students.
Paxful, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace has announced that they will be building a third school in its 100-school initiative to improve access to quality education centers to emerging markets throughout Africa.
A Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club has launched an online platform that bridges the gap between entrepreneurship for stay-at-home parents and education for tots-to-tweens.
The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year, about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study.
The UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States and the United Nations World Food Programme have said that protracted crises in the MENA region have put 15 million children out of school.
UbuntuNet Alliance has signed a contract agreement with the Government of Malawi to provide affordable, fast and dedicated Internet connectivity and other research and education networking tools and services.
USAID and USADF announces plans to award a total of $400,000 in grant funding, with support from Citi Foundation, to 42 young African social entrepreneurs who are developing businesses to drive social and community change.
Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct has announced the launch of an AppFactory internship programme, sponsored by Samsung South Africa.
Yale University President, Peter Salovey, has announced that Yale will co-sponsor two upcoming meetings of the African Linguistics School, which is devoted to collaborative training and research on generative linguistics in Africa.
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Masterclasses for 2020 have officially started.
Andela has announced that applications for its 5-months program, StackUp, is open for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Kigali, Rwanda.
The M-PESA Foundation Academy has launched an 11-month post-high school programme for its 91 Form Four leavers.
University students from three Ghanaian universities are set to benefit from nuclear education programs from Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University.
UNICEF announces the opening of the first African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in Lilongwe, Malawi, to promote the use of drones in programmes and services that will impact the lives of children and young people.
With large amounts of cash and very little security, schools are now becoming an easy target for criminals. In partnership with Nedbank, Karri has introduced a mobile payment app to address this growing problem
Nearly seven years ago, when I became president of Yale University, five of the top twelve-and eleven of the top twenty-of the world’s fastest growing economies were in Africa.
ISFD, the poverty alleviation arm of Islamic Development Bank, the government of the Republic of Niger and several international partners have joined forces to enroll 2.6 million Out of School children to school by the year 2030.
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the United Republic of Tanzania signed a loan agreement of US$ 13.5 million to contribute to the Construction and Equipping of Secondary Schools Project in Zanzibar.
The EU has announced additional €30 million for the project “AfricaConnect”, that will provide affordable, high-capacity Internet for research and education networks across Africa.
Atlancis Technologies has moved to accelerate the digitisation of Kenya’s private primary schools by providing them with free tranches of the iLearn e-learning content.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced a new US$3.7 million tranche of funding to support education in emergencies responses in the Sahelian nations of Mali and Niger.
[Malawi] World Bank economic analysis urges for more investments in nutrition for stronger human capital
Malawi’s high levels of stunting and under-nutrition have led to estimated losses of $597 million per year due to increased healthcare costs and lower labor productivity and will continue to lead to lower wages and lost economic output in the future.
Cell C has partnered with Explore Data Science Academy to provide funding and skills development to 24 disadvantaged young men and women from all over the country who show high potential in Maths and Science.
The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) has approved US$310 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
The World Bank Group has endorsed a new five-year Country Partnership Framework to support Republic of Congo’s development objectives for 2020-2025.
Zensar has partnered with Education Africa in its education and skills development program for underprivileged local students.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will launch the Specialised Industrial Facility (SIF) at the Ekurhuleni East Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, in Springs, Gauteng on Friday, 6 December 2019.
The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft have launched an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent.
Nigeria’s first digital economy diagnostic reveals vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, rural areas still without internet access, World Bank
The World Bank first Nigeria Digital Economy Diagnostic Report reveals that although Nigeria is the largest mobile market in Sub Saharan Africa with a vibrant digital entrepreneurial ecosystem, lack of infrastructure in rural areas is a key challenge.
uLesson, Sim Shagaya’s edtech startup, that aims to address infrastructure and learning gaps in Africa has raised $3.1mn Seed Round.
Oserian Development Company has announced that it will offer full secondary school scholarships to eight top candidates from two primary schools within its farm.
The M-PESA Foundation Academy has become the first learning institution to be recognised as the Company of the year at the East Africa CIO awards.
Liquid Telecom South Africa is equipping Batlhalerwa Secondary school in Limpopo with much-needed ICT equipment and training.
KfW Development Bank together with Allianz Global Investors have set up a fund of funds that will provide financial resources for African private equity and venture capital funds.
[South Africa] Liquid Telecom partners with Eastern Cape government to launch Innovation and Digital Skills Centers
Liquid Telecom South Africa in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, will be opening Innovation and Digital Skills Centers in East London and Mthatha in the first quarter of 2020.
SAP has announced the launch of its first Dual Study Program on South African soil.
At Keriko Secondary School in Kenya’s Nakuru County, Peter Tabichi, is a science teacher who received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for 2019.
Allan Gray has recently partnered with internationally recognised e-learning specialist, aNewSpring, to deliver inspiring and effective cloud-based training programmes to staff and select associates.
Africa has grasped the Fourth Industrial Revolution, needs to improve access to finance, skills and inclusive growth, AfDb report
A report compiled by the African Development Bank reveals a continent that is embracing the brave new world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution but needs to improve access to finance, skills and inclusive growth.
The People’s Republic of China has made a commitment to give the East African Community (EAC) 12 cars worth US$400,000 to be used in various capacity building programmes at the Community.
Three years of violence and instability in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon has left more than 855,000 children out of school, UNICEF warns.
The British High Commissioner has encouraged the media fraternity in Malawi to apply for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship.
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) has launched Global Health Progress to drive new and existing collaborations to support the SDGs.
The World Bank approved $150 million in financing to support the Government of Ghana to improve the quality of education for over two million children in low performing basic education schools.
All undergraduates between the ages of 16-2 can now bank for free with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank).
South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies ministry has launched a pilot skills development programme in its commitment to creating one million new jobs by 2030.
Australian Government has announced some important changes in student visa application. These changes are intended at improving competitiveness of Australia's international education sector.
Amref Health Africa and Awash Bank signed a long term partnership agreement to work jointly towards improving the health and well-being of communities in Ethiopia.
GCR has suspended Educor Holdings long and short term, national scale issuer ratings of B+(ZA) and B(ZA), Rating Watch Negative, and the international scale rating of B-, Rating Watch Negative, due to a lack of sufficient information.
A 401 kWp solar system for Central University in Ghana has been inaugurated, marking an important milestone in Ghana's transition to clean energy.
Nokia will collaborate the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), to provide training on the latest technologies and industry trends.
Rice University has announced the creation of a robust new center in response to increasing interest and expertise in African and African American Studies.
Privately owned Ghana Technology University College is to be absolved by government, according to Emmanuel Afoakwa, President of the University.
Paratus Zambia has agreed to refurbish the computer lab at Musonda Community School in Kitwe. This project will be done in partnership with Partners for Life Advancement and Education Promotion.
A delegation of African leaders and SAP executives met in Paris today to discuss partnership opportunities for greater digital skills development among African and French youth.
Eni, Government of Angola deepen cooperation for efficient and sustainable access to energy resources
The President of the Republic of Angola and the CEO of Eni met in Luanda to discuss new community development initiatives that would contribute to the carbon neutrality of Eni's activities in the country.
[South Africa] Vodacom Foundation, Google partnership to accelerate Africa’s digital skills development
The Vodacom Foundation has partnered with Google to accelerate the empowerment of youth in South Africa with some of the digital skills required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The Ndola Public Library has received a shot in the arm through a donation from Airtel Networks Zambia Plc of assorted educational books and a router to connect internet worth K21, 000.
Within the framework of its YouthMobile Initiative, UNESCO Mozambique, in cooperation with the Maluana Science and Technology Park (MS&TP), organised Africa Code Week coding workshops for 400 students.
His Excellency Mr Festus Gontebanye Mogae, third president of the Republic of Botswana has been inaugurated as the first Chancellor of Amref International University (AMIU).
South Africa and Switzerland are set to deepen their collaboration in science, technology and innovation (STI) following the renewal of a fruitful STI cooperation agreement between the two countries.
The UK Secretary of State for International Development announced a new UK aid package that will help mobilise £500 million in private sector investment and create 50,000 jobs across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have entered a partnership to drive nutrition knowledge among Ghanaians.
The U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to help the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Mogadishu.
Kenyan e-Logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
[Column] Eion Connolly: New technologies that will shape Africa’s business environment in the near future
Africa’s business environment is increasing in global importance by the day. Some predictions state that by 2025, a vast majority of the world’s growth will happen in the new markets that are emerging from corporations in Africa.
South Africa and the United Kingdom will showcase the activities of a joint research chairs programme under the UK-South Africa Newton Fund during a symposium to be held in Pretoria on Wednesday, 2 October.
The World Bank has announced new support for Djibouti’s efforts to expand access to quality education for 35,000 children.
The Safaricom Foundation and international disability inclusive development organisation, CBM Kenya, have announced the third phase of the ‘Wezesha Elimu’ programme.
Malawi’s national adoption of affordable, rugged, neonatal CPAP technology as a part of routine hospital care resulted in sustained improvements in the survival of babies with respiratory illness, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a proposal for $17.7 million to finance the first social sector project in South Sudan since the Bank’s engagement in the country in 2012.
More than 1100 Kenyan teachers have completed their digital skills training ahead of this year's Africa Code Week (ACW), which will take place across the continent in October.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has launched the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS), in what the university calls one of its most exciting developments as it consolidates its footprint in the fourth industrial revolution.
[Kenya] Safaricom retains its Digital Academy staff to bridge talent shortage in digital technologies
Safaricom has unveiled a program that will empower and train employees who are looking to shift to new digital careers.
KIB and the CISI have entered into a partnership for the purpose of building capacity, enhancing appropriate knowledge, skills and expertise, promoting integrity and ethical behaviour within the Kenyan banking profession.
Murdoch University partners with Kingdom Business Network to train 1,000 African entrepreneurs by 2022
A new partnership between Murdoch University in Western Australia and the South African-based Kingdom Business Network (KBN) took a first step towards formation after a visit to Perth for Africa Week by a delegation of five of its members.
The first steps to establish the COMESA University of Regional Integration has begun with the launch of a virtual Masters Degree programme at the Kenyatta University of Kenya.
Improving education outcomes of the younger generation is key for enhancing productivity, sustaining economic recovery, boosting inclusive growth and promoting poverty reduction in Somalia.
The World Bank and the Government of Japan announced a new Africa-focused initiative aimed at advancing the goals of the Human Capital Project, a global effort to accelerate more and better investments in people.
Ten Nigerian graduates of Business and Information Technology disciplines have completed a one-year specialised digital training and certification in Financial Accounting and Project Management.
First world countries often have the resources they need to keep up with the demands of this so called fourth industrial revolution, but what of the rest of the world?
The University of Turku and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa aim to promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 9 on creating a sustainable industry, innovations, and infrastructures.
The Flying Academy of the Air Mauritius Institute (AMI) has been launched offering pilot training for an ATPL license recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
The Women Farmers Programme equips women, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds, with the digital skills for today’s digital economy to meaningfully participate in the mainstream economy.
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.
Google has announced the launch of CS First, an ambitious programme aimed at equipping South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.
Nearly 700 teachers in Ghana completed their digital skills training this month as part of the country’s preparations for SAP Africa Code Week.
As part of efforts to promote innovation in the education sector, Union Bank has announced the launch of the 2019 EdTech Challenge.