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.
The Government of Japan has contributed US$1 million to help prevent chronic malnutrition and support vulnerable families with pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under two years in Burundi.
Samsung South Africa partnered with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and Microsoft to launch its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project.
The Deputy Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Buti Manamela, will officially launch the South African Center for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) in Potchefstroom on Wednesday, 7 August.
For Tanzania to generate future income and achieve sustainable development, it is essential for the country to invest in its citizens, both children and adults, according to the new World Bank economic analysis for the country.
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $200 million financing agreement to improve teacher competency and student retention and learning in basic education.
Macroeconomic management weakens, social inclusion policies improve slightly in Africa’s poorest countries, World Bank
Africa’s poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018, according to the released World Bank’s annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment.
Four women from Sub-Saharan Africa are among 20 female business leaders profiled in a publication by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for their professional success, despite facing formidable challenges.
The Africa Blockchain Alliance (ABA) is calling for applications for its second cohort of the Africa Blockchain Developer Program.
Paradise Game Center officially has officially opened its doors and is now home to the largest video game venue of West Africa.
The Free Trade Zone is an excellent idea and can be implemented to become a global reality that benefits the whole world, and not just Africa
Kenyatta University and Oracle Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to equip 7000 Engineering and Science students with technology, communication and interpersonal skills.
Demand for financing and global knowledge remains strong in Middle East and North Africa, World Bank
The World Bank responded to strong demand from the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) during the financial year that ended on June 30th, 2019, with US$5.47 billion in new commitments to invest.
Tanzania needs to undertake important and urgent investments to accelerate progress in the health and education of its citizens, especially the youth, if the country is to improve its human capital for sustainable development.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) celebrated their five-year-long partnership in Egypt during which they have assisted more than 2.3 million people in collaboration with the Egyptian Government.
DHL Express has launched a partnership with Teach For Uganda, to eradicate education inequity and promote educational opportunities for young people in Uganda.
BLAZE by Safaricom has launched a new e-learning resources platform built to enable young people upgrade their skills through online courses and empower them to pursue success in their professions of interest.
The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to strengthen education, training and research in mathematical sciences in Africa.
The United Nations Development Programme has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 years.
[Nigeria] Access Bank partners She Leads Africa on Facebook Program for training female entrepreneurs
Access Bank, in partnership with She Leads Africa, has concluded the first phase of #SheMeansBusiness, a Facebook programme aimed at empowering female SMEs on how to leverage digital platforms to drive growth in their businesses.
Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz has launched an online business school, Business Lab Africa with the aim of helping entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business.
Three students from Kenyatta University (KU) and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) universities are the winners of this year’s #MyLittleBigThing SDG’s Innovation Challenge.
Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, The Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE by Safaricom have launched the 2nd edition of National Science and Technology Exhibition
The Africa e-learning market reached a value of more than US$ 792 Million in 2018, exhibiting a CAGR of around 14% during 2011-2018 according to the latest report by Research and Markets.
The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS) and the CISI have confirmed a cooperation agreement across the areas of global qualifications, continuing professional development (CPD) and membership.
Huawei Technologies has revealed, at the launch of its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility initiative Seeds for the Future 2019, that ten students are being sent to China to study the latest trends in ICT.
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of $47 million equivalent for Improving Results in Secondary Education (IRISE) project for Liberia.
MainOne, West Africa’s connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has assured the University of Benin of its support towards continued ICT development at the University.
[South Africa] Isuzu Motors partners with tertiary institutions to prepare students for the job market
With the youth unemployment rate reaching dismal heights in 2019, Isuzu is partnering with tertiary institutions to help get students ready for the workplace.
GISI partners with CISI to combine Ghanaian financial services best practice with global portability
CISI and GISI are working together to enhance the Ghanaian investment and securities profession with a partnership focusing on qualifications, continuing professional development and ethics.
The World Bank announced a new US$500 million program in support of Morocco’s goals of expanding access to quality preprimary education.
Secondary schools in the Central Region have emerged tops in the just-ended National Qualifying Test for the ongoing InterswitchSPAK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, has approved more than US$580 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe, including Africa.
IBM today announced the expansion of its quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa
China Literature Limited has partnered with Transsion Holdings to jointly expand into and develop the online reading market in Africa.
Nokia and the Finnish National Committee UNICEF and UNICEF Kenya have launched a partnership to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya.
Nigerian Edtech company FlexiSAF has partnered with Alison to bring online learning and skill development closer to Nigerian students, and graduates seeking for jobs.
In a bid to make quality learning accessible and affordable to individuals, corporations and institutions, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is pleased to announce the launch of its online learning platform, X-Academy e-learning.
Egypt and Japan have signed a 7.5-million-pound grant to back Egyptian-Japanese management unit,
Canon Central and North Africa has announced the start of the partnership with Film Lecturers & Trainers Association in Kenya to develop skills of creative and professional talents in film and photography.
The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) has reaffirmed its support towards the growth of the education sector by sponsoring the upcoming head teachers’ conference in Mombasa.
[South Africa] University of Johannesburg and SAICA launch online courses on AI and blockchain for accountants
SAICA and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) have launched a first-of-its-kind series of short online learning programmes to equip accountants with skills to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The Inter-University Council for East Africa has completed the process of selection of Incubation Centers to be hosted at four of the Africa Centers of Excellence.
Nigerian Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, GTBank, has launched a nationwide initiative, tagged #BeatTheDistance, to improve educational outcomes for children in rural communities.
The Nigerian former Minister of State for Health, Muhammad Ali Pate, has received two appointments from the World Bank Group and the public health graduate school of Harvard University: Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
Telchnology company Huawei South Africa has unveiled a free 5G training course for ICT postgraduates at two Gauteng universities in South Africa.
AirtelTigo Ghana has announced it is deepening its long-standing commitment to communities in the Ashanti, Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions.
[South Africa] Cisco to train 1 million additional students by 2025 in Africa through its NetAcad program
Cisco has announced that it will train an additional one million students over the next five years in Africa through its Networking Academy Program (NetAcad).
Angola’s Telecommunications Institute (ITEL) has been certified by the Huawei Academy, under an agreement signed in 2018 and which has already allowed 235 students.
[Ivory Coast] ADEA, FDD and the Ministry of National Education, Technical and Vocational Training sign MoU to promote digital literacy Africa
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the Didier Drogba Foundation (FDD) and the Ministry of National Education, Technical and Vocational Training (MENETFP) have signed an MoU to promote digital literacy Africa
Eric Vondee is the Ghanaian entrepreneur that founded, in 2015, a company dedicated to brining education into Ghanaian homes through private tutoring on demand.
Andela has today announced the appointment of Janet Maingi as its new Country Director for Kenya. She joins Andela from Nairobi-based BRCK, where she was the Director of Finance & Administration.
Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) has appointed Nigerian Visionary and Thought Leader, John Kamara, as its new Director.
The State Information Technology Agency (SITA) has announced plans to launch a ‘School of Software Engineering’ programme for high schools in South Africa.
Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator.
The South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN), together with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), recently released its first population dataset.
The African Export-Import Bank, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Egypt and the Egyptian Banking Institute, has delivered the first in a series of trainings to Egyptian financial institutions.
Facebook through the Facebook Community Leadership Program has partnered with Dream Factory Foundation to open a computer lab at Salt River High School in Cape Town, South Africa.
An innovative initiative by government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools.
Google is offering 30,000 scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android, Mobile Web, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications.
SAP Next-Gen has launched the local chapter of Women in Data Science, an initiative that seeks to educate female data scientists and encourage them to enter the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
Nafham to offer Canon has partnered with Nafham, a free online crowdsourced educational platform, to create an innovative photography and film making online course, ‘Hekayet Sora.’
South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider, Cortex Logic, Grows Outreach Programme with Local Universities in Cape Town.
ECA Deputy Executive Secretary met with Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, and discussed ways to forge close cooperation in advancing the smart development concept to help Africa in implementing Agenda 2030.
Kingsley Ndiewo is the CEO and founder of Funtrench, a technology training institution in Kenya and Africa. He engaged Africa Business Communities about his company, in this exclusive interview.
IFC has launched a program to support the development of Egypt’s fintech space that will help startups extend crucial financial services.
Tracom Services Limited, the award-winning payment solutions company today announced the launch of their first ever youth academy.
Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Interswitch and UNESCO have today launched a National Science Competition targeting secondary students with a special interest in Science, Technology and Mathematics.
CISI will join Agency UMOA Titres and FSDA to create a financial licensing certification system to raise financial sector capability and educate practitioners in the eight countries of the West African Monetary Union.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognized Entebbe Handling Services, now NAS Uganda, as a top performing IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) in Africa and the Middle East for 2019.
Canon Central and North Africa has signed a 3 year partnership agreement with Yaba College of Technology to support students in their professional development by conducting print workshop training with Canon specialists.
AfDB has approved a €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Francophone West Africa.
Tanzanian start-up Ubongo, a localised educational media platform that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies, has won the ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize.
The European Investment Bank, the long-term lending institution of the European Union, and Bank of Kigali have agreed their largest ever cooperation to support new business investment across Rwanda.
SqwidNet has launched the second round of its IoT SA University Challenge aimed at getting university students in South Africa to solve real-world challenges using the Internet of Things (IoT).
James Maina is a Kenyan social entrepreneur using his passion to transform and impact communities across the country. He exclusively talked to Africa Business Communities about social enterprising, as he narrates his business story.
The local communities of Sterkspruit, just outside Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, will now be able to connect their cellphones to the free WiFi that was officially launched by Communications Minister.
The Africa Digital Media Institute (ADMI) has collaborated with Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative, to open an AppFactory at ADMI's central Nairobi campus.
[Kenya] Funtrench partners with Blockchain Training Alliance to promote adoption of emerging technologies
Funtrench, the first blockchain educational institution in Eastern Africa, has today announced a strategic partnership with US-based blockchain certification company, Blockchain Training Alliance (BTA).
Three Kenyan startups are among the ten edtech startups from Africa selected to pitch at this year’s Next Billion EdTech Prize. A total of 30 startups from across the world are expected to pitch at the competition, with 10 coming from Africa.
80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030 new research says.
Education technology services provider Blackboard has announced that three South African universities are now leveraging the Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment of Blackboard Learn.
Dr. Jill Sawers is an innovation, business and entrepreneurship development specialist that co-founded FEMTECH to roll out in Africa an experiential training programme for women entrepreneurs running technology-enabled businesses.
Caleb Ndaka is the Co-Founder of Kids Comp Camp, a Kenyan startup helping young learners in Africa’s underserved communities access quality computing training.
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).