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[South Africa] Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town invest in University Technology Fund
17-02-2020 | 07:25:00
Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town will be co-investing with the newly established R150-million University Technology Fund
GE hosts female students in Ivory Coast to STEM roundtable
13-02-2020 | 06:19:26
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, UNESCO sign accord to strengthen efforts to preserve culture, improve education
12-02-2020 | 10:40:00
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.
[Kenya] Andela hosts Women in Tech Event in partnership with Australian Government
12-02-2020 | 04:58:00
Andela, the technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa's top software engineers recently hosted a Women in Tech event in Nairobi.
[Startup Interview] Cavin Mugarura, CEO, Skooldesk, Uganda
11-02-2020 | 09:47:34
Cavin Mugarura is the CEO of Skooldesk, a startup redefining e-learning in Uganda.
[Ethiopia] Orange Digital Ventures invests in Gebeya, ed tech and online marketplace
10-02-2020 | 10:48:00
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).
GE, Africa Leadership University announces $500,000 funding to boost African youth digital skills
08-02-2020 | 06:17:00
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
05-02-2020 | 08:43:00
The programme is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution.
African Economic Outlook 2020, developing Africa’s workforce for the future
04-02-2020 | 10:47:00
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.
AfDB President calls for inclusive growth, says ''nobody eats GDP''
04-02-2020 | 10:35:00
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.''
MSU researchers design human-centered technology to support health in Kenya
03-02-2020 | 06:53:40
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.
Sasol launches Mobile Science Lab at Sci-Bono, South Africa
31-01-2020 | 07:28:00
The Sasol Foundation handed over a one-of-a kind Mobile Science Laboratory to the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg.
[Column] Gomedi Makhongoana: How cloud can help educational institutions
29-01-2020 | 07:53:00
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 announces third school to be built with bitcoin in Kenya
29-01-2020 | 04:56:00
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.
[South Africa] Creative Crafting Club launches education platform that encourages entrepreneurship
29-01-2020 | 04:39:00
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.
New study reveals economic toll of malnutrition to the Gambia's economy
28-01-2020 | 07:34:00
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.
Millions of children in the MENA region missing out on education, UNESCO, WFP
28-01-2020 | 06:57:00
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 signs contract with Malawi to develop internet infrastructure for research and education
27-01-2020 | 07:22:00
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, partners to invest in young African social entrepreneurs
23-01-2020 | 13:43:00
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.
[South Africa] Tshimologong Precinct launches Samsung sponsored software development internship
23-01-2020 | 09:11:00
Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct has announced the launch of an AppFactory internship programme, sponsored by Samsung South Africa.
Yale University to co-sponsor collaborative training and research on African Linguistics
20-01-2020 | 06:19:00
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.
[South Africa] MTF Academy Masterclasses kicks off 2020
16-01-2020 | 12:14:22
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Masterclasses for 2020 have officially started.
[Rwanda] Andela launches program to advance full stack JavaScript engineering skills
16-01-2020 | 08:27:52
Andela has announced that applications for its 5-months program, StackUp, is open for aspiring and entry-level engineers in Kigali, Rwanda.
[Kenya] M-PESA Foundation Academy launches transition programme for its form four leavers
16-01-2020 | 05:39:39
The M-PESA Foundation Academy has launched an 11-month post-high school programme for its 91 Form Four leavers.
Ghana and Russia to cooperate on nuclear education
15-01-2020 | 12:56:00
University students from three Ghanaian universities are set to benefit from nuclear education programs from Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University.
First drone and data academy opens in Africa to improve service delivery for children
15-01-2020 | 11:42:30
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.
[South Africa] Karri partners with Nedbank to launch a mobile payment app for schools
15-01-2020 | 05:39:00
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
[Column] Peter Salovey: Looking to Africa’s future: The promise of transnational ties
14-01-2020 | 10:43:34
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, Niger, partners join forces to enroll 2.6 million out of school children by 2030
09-01-2020 | 12:20:00
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.
BADEA,Tanzania partner to enhance construction and equipping of schools in Zanzibar
02-01-2020 | 08:53:00
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.
EU boosts pan-African Internet connectivity with €30 million
19-12-2019 | 13:16:00
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.
Top 100 innovator drives digitisation of Kenyan private schools
18-12-2019 | 08:17:16
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 expands first emergency response in Mali and Niger
17-12-2019 | 11:09:00
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
12-12-2019 | 11:47:43
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.
[South Africa] Cell C, Explore Data Science Academy partner to upskill data scientists
12-12-2019 | 10:56:00
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.
OPEC Fund approves $310m to finance new development projects across the globe
12-12-2019 | 07:05:00
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.
World Bank launches new Country Partnership Framework for Republic of Congo
11-12-2019 | 14:08:00
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 partners with Education Africa to support students of Business Management
09-12-2019 | 06:12:00
Zensar has partnered with Education Africa in its education and skills development program for underprivileged local students.
[South Africa] Dti set to launch specialised industrial facility in Gauteng
05-12-2019 | 13:36:00
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.
[Egypt] AfDB and Microsoft launch digital tool to help African youth learn to code
04-12-2019 | 04:52:00
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
03-12-2019 | 05:33:00
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.
[Nigeria] Edtech startup uLesson raises $3.1 million seed round led by TLcom Capital
28-11-2019 | 05:22:00
uLesson, Sim Shagaya’s edtech startup, that aims to address infrastructure and learning gaps in Africa has raised $3.1mn Seed Round.
[Kenya] Oserian Development Company awards scholarships to top candidates within its farm
27-11-2019 | 12:30:00
Oserian Development Company has announced that it will offer full secondary school scholarships to eight top candidates from two primary schools within its farm.
[Kenya] Safaricom's M-PESA Foundation Academy wins at East Africa CIO awards
27-11-2019 | 10:04:00
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.
[South Africa] Liquid Telecom and govt equip Limpopo with ICT equipment and training
27-11-2019 | 06:13:38
Liquid Telecom South Africa is equipping Batlhalerwa Secondary school in Limpopo with much-needed ICT equipment and training.
KfW, Allianz establish fund for joint investments in African companies
26-11-2019 | 08:10:00
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
22-11-2019 | 11:05:00
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 invests in South African youth through its Skills for Africa Initiative
18-11-2019 | 06:24:16
SAP has announced the launch of its first Dual Study Program on South African soil.
The Kenyan teachers going beyond the call of duty
14-11-2019 | 06:15:00
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.
[South Africa] Allan Gray invests in market leading e-learning platform
14-11-2019 | 05:59:00
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
13-11-2019 | 12:08:00
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.
China gifts EAC 12 cars worth $400,000 for capacity building programmes
07-11-2019 | 10:16:00
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.
More than 855,000 children remain out of school in North-West and South-West Cameroon, UNICEF
06-11-2019 | 11:36:00
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.
UK steps up support for media freedom in Malawi
05-11-2019 | 13:21:00
The British High Commissioner has encouraged the media fraternity in Malawi to apply for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship.
Global Health Progress launched to drive cross-sectoral collaborations in support of the SDGs
29-10-2019 | 11:30:40
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) has launched Global Health Progress to drive new and existing collaborations to support the SDGs.
World Bank approves $150 million to improve Ghana's education quality
29-10-2019 | 10:08:54
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.
[Nigeria] GTBank announces charges-free banking for youths on GTCRea8 Account Product
29-10-2019 | 08:06:00
All undergraduates between the ages of 16-2 can now bank for free with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank).
[South Afica] Government launches project to create one million new ICT jobs by 2030.
24-10-2019 | 05:03:00
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.
Australia announces new changes to student visa guidelines
23-10-2019 | 07:50:00
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 partners with Awash Bank to improve health and well-being of communities in Ethiopia
22-10-2019 | 12:27:00
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.
[South Africa] GCR suspends Educor Holdings issuer ratings
22-10-2019 | 11:16:00
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.
Ghana’s largest private university goes solar
18-10-2019 | 09:16:00
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 partners with Ethiopia universities to promote digital skills and innovation
16-10-2019 | 09:57:23
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 launches Center for African and African American Studies
15-10-2019 | 12:04:46
Rice University has announced the creation of a robust new center in response to increasing interest and expertise in African and African American Studies.
Ghana Telecom University to become public
14-10-2019 | 10:05:00
Privately owned Ghana Technology University College is to be absolved by government, according to Emmanuel Afoakwa, President of the University.
[Zambia] Paratus refurbishes computer lab at local community school
14-10-2019 | 08:08:39
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.
UNESCO World Teachers Day, Africa Code Week celebrates digital skills across the globe
09-10-2019 | 12:29:00
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
09-10-2019 | 10:11:00
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
08-10-2019 | 12:33:00
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).
[Zambia] Airtel connects Ndola Public Library
08-10-2019 | 07:59:24
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.
UNESCO, MS&TP partner to offer digital literacy skills to Mozambican students
07-10-2019 | 14:08:00
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.
[Botswana] Former President inaugurated first Chancellor, Amref International University
07-10-2019 | 13:16:00
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, Switzerland deepen STI collaboration
03-10-2019 | 09:19:00
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.
UK aid to boost access to finance for Sub-Saharan Africa
03-10-2019 | 08:42:00
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.
[Ghana] Nestlé and GJA partner to promote nutrition Education
03-10-2019 | 08:00:20
Nestlé Ghana and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) have entered a partnership to drive nutrition knowledge among Ghanaians.
[Somalia] USAID announces $257 million in humanitarian aid
03-10-2019 | 07:56:54
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.
Da Vinci partners with Vodacom to expand its African footprint
02-10-2019 | 06:05:00
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
01-10-2019 | 08:42:00
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, UK to showcase successful research chairs partnership
01-10-2019 | 08:08:00
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.
World Bank supports Djibouti's investment in new Education project
01-10-2019 | 07:57:00
The World Bank has announced new support for Djibouti’s efforts to expand access to quality education for 35,000 children.
[Kenya] Safaricom Foundation, CBM partner for third phase of Wezesha Elimu programme
26-09-2019 | 11:33:00
The Safaricom Foundation and international disability inclusive development organisation, CBM Kenya, have announced the third phase of the ‘Wezesha Elimu’ programme.
Malawi study confirms lasting impact of life-saving technology
24-09-2019 | 11:27:01
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.
AfDB approves $17.7m for South Sudan education project
23-09-2019 | 07:35:00
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.
SAP Africa Code Week enhances digital skills training capacity in Kenya
19-09-2019 | 11:23:19
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.
[South Africa] University of Johannesburg launches Institute for Intelligent Systems
17-09-2019 | 09:10:52
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
17-09-2019 | 08:34:23
Safaricom has unveiled a program that will empower and train employees who are looking to shift to new digital careers.
KIB and CISI partner in a new training to enhance Kenyan banking profession
12-09-2019 | 06:10:00
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
11-09-2019 | 13:18:00
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.
[Kenya] COMESA unveils virtual Masters Degree programme at Kenyatta University
10-09-2019 | 11:08:00
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.
[Somalia] Boosting education outcomes is critical for sustained and inclusive growth, World Bank
05-09-2019 | 06:14:00
Improving education outcomes of the younger generation is key for enhancing productivity, sustaining economic recovery, boosting inclusive growth and promoting poverty reduction in Somalia.
World Bank, Japan to support human capital development through education in Africa
03-09-2019 | 05:03:00
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.
[Nigeria] Shell, SAP offer free ICT training to graduates
30-08-2019 | 12:20:00
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.
[South Africa] University of Pretoria and Eiffel Corp partner to create the UP Mobile App
28-08-2019 | 13:28:00
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?
University of Turku and ECA to advance education, research and innovations in Africa
26-08-2019 | 11:39:31
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.
Air Mauritius launches flying academy
22-08-2019 | 07:00:00
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom’s Women Farmers Programme goes nationwide
22-08-2019 | 05:57:29
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.
[Kenya] VMware and Strathmore University partner to enhance digital skills in Africa
21-08-2019 | 12:26:00
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.
[South Africa] Google launches CS First programme, to train 30k learners in computer science
21-08-2019 | 06:18:00
Google has announced the launch of CS First, an ambitious programme aimed at equipping South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.
SAP equips 700 Ghana teachers with digital skills as part of Africa Code Week
16-08-2019 | 06:50:00
Nearly 700 teachers in Ghana completed their digital skills training this month as part of the country’s preparations for SAP Africa Code Week.
[Nigeria] Union Bank announces edTech challenge to boost innovation in the education sector
13-08-2019 | 11:09:51
As part of efforts to promote innovation in the education sector, Union Bank has announced the launch of the 2019 EdTech Challenge.