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.
Cytonn Investments, an alternative investment management firm in the East African Region, has secured an additional Sh2.1 billion in funding from their institutional partners, Taaleri of Finland.
Public utility company Kenya Power will spend KShs.13 million to fund Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes championed by employees across the country.
I contend that the educational system in Africa is ripe for reform, both in terms of the physical infrastructure by means of which educational content is delivered and in terms of the ways in which education is theorised and spoken about.
Land LayBy Technologies is a financial technology company currently operating in the real estate sector in Kenya. The sister Company in Melbourne, Australia subserves the same market segment.
The 2018 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) has kicked-off in Madagascar with its first-part series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops.
MTN announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Secondary Education for the use of its Mobile Money solution for the payment of school fees and related charges in Cameroonian secondary schools.
Uganda will borrow US $84.73 Million from the Exim Bank of China to finance the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhancement Project
Vodacom Lesotho builds on Schools Connectivity Programme with "Pay School Fees with M-Pesa Campaign"
Vodacom Lesotho is building on its established history of supporting education through the School Connectivity Progamme with the “Pay School Fees with M-Pesa Campaign”.
[Africa Tech Week] Beyond borders partnerships herald new ICT dawn, Great tidings for tech startups, investment in technology soars
The Africa tech week has been abuzz with news of cross border public and private sector partnerships, companies aligning themselves with the burgeoning demands of the continent’s ICT sector and the growing IT spend.
A total of N14.86 billion has been invested by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria operated Joint venture on Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) clusters in Rivers State.
Avanti Communications bridges digital divide for 18,000 teachers and 216,000 students in Tanzania with iKnowledge project
Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has been feted for its role in deepening ICT and digital skills for teachers and students in Tanzania.
In an attempt to consolidate the benefits of the market innovation, Land Layby is adopting Blockchain Technology through its sister Companies - Land LayBy Technologies registered in Australia and Kenya.
In an attempt to consolidate the benefits of the market innovation, Land Layby is adopting Blockchain Technology through its sister Companies - Land LayBy Technologies registered in Australia and Kenya.
Besides its flagship MBA programme the school has the largest specialized masters’ programmes in South African business schools
[Kenya] Safaricom Foundation launches new strategy to bolster economic empowerment, education and health
Safaricom Foundation unveiled its three year strategic roadmap, which commits to focus on health, education and economic empowerment.
General Electric, Microsoft, Kids Comp Camp collaborate to get more Kenyan girls into science and technology
General Electric and Shining Hope for Communities in collaboration with Kids Comp Camp in Kenya are working together to increase girls’ participation and uptake of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work.
Microsoft Egypt has launched a female empowerment campaign dubbed #MakeWhatsNext designed to encourage young females to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related industries.
General Electric and the Kenya Cardiac Society have entered into a two-year collaboration to offer echocardiography training to physicians and technicians in public and private hospitals in the country.
Headquartered in Cotonou, Benin, Atlantic AI Labs™ has dedicated its operations to unleash the potential of AI for sustainable development in Africa
A nerd alert has been issued by the Karoo Tech Hub, an initiative run by video production company Piehole.tv in collaboration with ProcurementExpress.com
The Global Book Alliance is launching a new Global Digital Library in Ethiopia to increase the availability of high quality reading resources for children and youth across the country.
GE Power awards R30m of student bursaries in partnership with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company
GE’s Steam Power business in collaboration with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company, has awarded needs-based bursaries worth up to 30 Million rands to sixty students from the Mpumalanga province.
[Nigeria] The Africa America Institute collaborates with Covenant University for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship
The Africa America Institute (AAI) just signed an MoU with Covenant University, making the institution the second university partner for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS).
African Development Bank, African Institute of Mathematics and Science to transform industry-led research in Africa
The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The World Bank announced today a new US$500 million investment in Egypt’s education reforms, to support increasing access to quality Kindergarten education, improving the quality of learning and adopting technology as a vehicle to achieve the reform objectives.
Poverty in Kenya declines significantly, but unlikely to be eradicated by 2030, World Bank Economic Update
The proportion of Kenyans living on less than the international poverty line, $1.90 per day in 2011 PPP, has declined from 43.6 percent in 2005/06 to 35.6 percent in 2015/16, according to the 17th edition of the Kenya Economic Update.
Road accidents remain a major challenge to Morocco’s human, social and economic development, causing more than 3,000 fatalities per year.
The Foundation and GIZ on Thursday graduated 350 program beneficiaries who have successfully completed a three-month training in the innovative Hydroponic Farming.
Africa’s largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH, continues to grow its position as the leading provider of quality private education in Africa, with the announcement of further expansion into Kenya and Uganda.
Every January just before the start of the new school year, parents in Kenya and across Africa often face a huge headache: purchasing textbooks and school uniforms for the school year ahead.
Next Einstein Forum launches Scientific African Journal to boost global reach of research from Africa
A partnership between the Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science, will see the creation of a new pan-African, peer reviewed.
With developing technology that has promoted reliable and stable internet connectivity among east African countries, students from the region can now take their courses in the comfort of their homes.
Flywire, a provider of global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and business has partnered with Flutterwave, a payments API that makes it easier for banks and businesses to process payments across Africa.
The Founder/Chairman, Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia, has re-affirmed his support to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund by pledging an additional 150 percent of previous donations to the Trust Fund.
The annual Harvard Dean’s Distinction Award was bestowed on the Harvard Center for African Studies (CAS) at an event hosted at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 8th, 2018.
Plan International renews contract of ITC Global for communication services in 24 sites across Western and Central Africa
ITC Global, a provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments has been awarded a three-year contract renewal by Plan International for service to 24 sites across western and central Africa.
The Centre of Excellence in Marine Engineering and Offshore Technology is set to open its doors to the pioneer students who are currently being screened in an admission process.
The business educational development of Northern Nigeria took a new turn at the weekend when Aliko Dangote donated a N1.2 billion ultra-modern business school edifice to the Bayero University, Kano, (BUK), first of such in the northern part of the country.
A growing number of top pan-African students are moving to Ireland for their tertiary education, reports Enterprise Ireland South Africa.
The English Access Microscholarship Program in Bahir Dar has been launched at Bahir Dar University.
In a major boost to its Corporate Social Responsibility profile, Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese Plant has announced a multi-million Naira educational scholarship award for 115 students from its 15 host communities for the 2017/2018 academic session.
Telecommunication company Orange and online education plattform OpenClassrooms have signed an agreement to provide digital training in Africa.
Private pan-African higher education platform Honoris United Universities, says that Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur, EMSI, Morocco, and YK Business School, YKBS, Mauritius, formally joined the network as member institutions.
Investbridge Capital, an independent alternative asset management and advisory firm announced that it has arranged and advised on a $20 million direct investment by Dubai Investments into Africa Crest Education Holdings.
South African impact investor, E2 Investments (Pty) Ltd has announced its investment of R4.6 million in Numeric, a non-profit social enterprise delivering after-school mathematics to thousands of learners in South African primary schools.
Makeblock, the global provider of STEAM education solutions, has teamed up with the government of Cape Verde on a mission to bridge STEAM education gap on Cape Verde Islands, Africa.
Celebrating Safer Internet Day, Facebook has announced a number of partnerships across Africa with over 20 institutions to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all.
Orange and the National Distance Learning Centre, CNED, have announced a partnership to facilitate access to educational content on smartphones in Africa.
The future of technical education in Egypt has received a significant boost with the completion of a seven-day workshop for 1,300 Egyptian technical school teachers and administrators from 60 vocational schools in 11 governorates across Egypt.
In his commitment to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country as a way out of the economic doldrums, business magnate Aliko Dangote is donating a N1.2 billion structure for running of business school in Bayero University, Kano.
[Burkina Faso] African Legal Support Facility trains WAEMU members in oil exploration and opportunities
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) organized two workshops in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on best practices for managing oil and mining exploration and exploitation contracts.
As the Kenya government introduces a new curriculum in the country’s education sector focusing more on talent development than academic pursuit, leading flower grower and exporter Oserian Development Company has introduced a music school at its supported educational institutions.
A mobile phone app, which has been developed to make high-quality maths education free and accessible to students from various socio-economic backgrounds, will be launched in South Africa in April 2018.
MainOne partners with West and Central African Research and Education Network to boost connectivity in research and education institutions
Following a highly competitive bidding process involving leading communications operators in Africa,Connectivity and Data Center solutions provider, MainOne has emerged winner of a 15-year contract to provide high-speed bandwidth services.
Aliko Dangote has assured that the N250 million University of Ibadan Business School being constructed by him would soon be ready for commissioning.
Imagine Education, a player in global solutions, and onQ™, a digital content delivery provider for communications have expanded their partnership, to support the Teachers First initiative for the Egyptian Ministry of Education.
The World Bank has approved a total amount of $60.4 million in the form of a credit from the International Development Association, and a grant from the Power of Nutrition Trust Fund ($10.4 million), to support the government of Cote d’Ivoire.
Grad Coach, a popular provider of 1-on-1 online tutoring to business, management and leadership postgraduate students, has taken a bold step into the podcasting arena by launching Grad Coach Radio.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Didier Drogba Foundation opens its first school, with support of Nestle and International Cocoa Initiative
350 children can now have access to quality education in the rural cocoa growing community, thus decreasing the risk of them engaging in child labour on cocoa farms.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says it is ready to collaborate with the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to encourage female children to study Engineering.
Following the announcement of the NSC Matric Results by the Minister of Basic Education, Vodacom has recommitted to provide approximately 110 students with bursaries worth R12 million annually to take up studies at higher institutions.
The United Bank for Africa, UBA Cameroon, has built an ultra-modern business office in the University of Douala designed to provide modern banking services to students, staff and other esteemed customers.
Africa, continent of the youth, aims at a skills gap between rich and poor. But online education can be one important tool to improve the access to higher education.