Google has launched a Teach From Home information hub and $10m Distance Learning Fund


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Google okays $10m bridge learning gap

UmojaHack Africa to host first-ever virtual inter-university artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon

Continue Reading UmojaHack Africa to host first-ever virtual inter-university artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon

UmojaHack Africa to host first-ever virtual inter-university artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon

MTN Foundation supports the National Plan to fight against Coronavirus COVID-19

Continue Reading MTN Foundation supports the National Plan to fight against COVID-19

MTN Foundation supports the National Plan to fight against COVID-19

Social media giant Facebook has approved $100 million to assist small, medium enterprise (SMEs) in Nigeria and other countries where its employees live and work.

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COVID-19: Facebook approves $100m for SMEs in 30 countries

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the world, including to countries in Africa, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced donations, including: 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits each, to every one of the 54 African nations.

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Alibaba Foundation & Jack Ma Foundation To Donate Medical Supplies To Africa To Help Fight Covid-19

Over 4,500 learners in grade 3 to 5 have benefitted from the Accelerated Learning Programme which has provided a steady improvement in reading skills in the three counties it has been implemented. 

Continue Reading Safaricom Foundation, Zizi Afrique improve literacy levels of learners in three counties

Safaricom Foundation, Zizi Afrique improve literacy levels of learners in three counties

Visa unveils grant programs with Hand in Hand International and IFundWomen

Study commissioned by Visa shows that 90% of female entrepreneurs in South Africa cite lack of access to funding as a major challenge when doing business in

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Visa Champions a New Decade for Women’s Empowerment

Greenlight Planet, a global leader in solar home energy solutions has created job opportunities for more than 2000 women in rural Kenya.

Continue Reading Greenlight Planet creates jobs for more than 2000 women in rural Kenya

Greenlight Planet creates jobs for more than 2000 women in rural Kenya

Microsoft Corp. and Accenture are teaming to help deepen the reach of entrepreneurs and start-ups that are focused on social impact and sustainability. 

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Microsoft and Accenture collaborate to help entrepreneurs amplify social impact

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Mastercard has launched its first 2020 South African Girls4Tech programme at Phoenix College in Johannesburg.

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Mastercard aims to address STEM tech skills shortage though Girls4Tech programme

At least 2,500 learners in Tana River County are expected to acquire literacy and numeracy skills from an Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) by Safaricom Foundation and ZiziAfrique.

 

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Safaricom Foundation, ZizAfrique launch accelerated learning programme in Tana River County

The African Development Bank and the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) have signed a Line of Credit (LOC) totaling $80 million to help scale up key investments in the southern African country.

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African Development Bank supports development finance agency BDC with $80 million Line of Credit

The Ichikowitz Family Foundation has released the largest of its kind survey of youth in sub-Saharan Africa which reveals rising Afro-Optimism and Afro-Capability driven by entrepreneurship, digital technologies and a shared African identity.

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African youth survey resets African narrative

ENGIE Africa has announced that it has successfully accelerated the Access to Energy (A2E) strategy that it launched in 2018.

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ENGIE Africa brings Off-Grid Power to over 4 Million People

The African Development Bank will hold a workshop on the ability of the emerging technologies of the fourth industrial revolution to overcome the challenges that Africans face.

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Getting Africans ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

Maternal health services in Samburu County have received a major boost after M-PESA Foundation constructed and equipped a new born unit at Maralal Referral Hospital. 

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Two health centres receive boost from M-PESA Foundation

General Electric and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have announced the kick-off of the 3rd cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP)  which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution.

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Young Africans benefit from $500,000 Scholarship funding under Africa Industrial Internet Programme

Safaricom Foundation has announced the second phase of Ndoto Zetu, an initiative that aims to positively transform lives of communities across Kenya.

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Safaricom Foundation launches phase two of Ndoto Zetu programme

The African Energy Chamber has addressed its heartfelt congratulations to the Republic of Togo for breaking ground on its 50MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex in Blitta.

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Togo Breaks Ground on West Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project

“Youth must be prepared for the jobs of the future – not the jobs of the past,” African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina said at the launch of the Bank’s flagship African Economic Outlook.

Continue Reading Provide youth with skills to meet the needs of a 21st century labor market, AfDB report urges

Provide youth with skills to meet the needs of a 21st century labor market, AfDB report urges

Zimbabwean AI expert William Sachiti, CEO of UK-based start-up Academy of Robotics has today published an open-source technology known as ‘Trees of Knowledge’ to improve access to education through smartphones in Africa.

Continue Reading Zimbabwean entrepreneur invents open-sourced technology to improve access to education in Africa

Zimbabwean entrepreneur invents open-sourced technology to improve access to education in Africa

The Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited Foundation continues with its CSR initiatives with a donation to Maiphitlhwane Primary School in Pitsane of two desktop computers, a printer and cartridges worth twenty-two thousand seven hundred and forty-five thebe (P22, 745.00).  


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BTC Foundation equips school with ICTs

The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map reveals a USD197 billion opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with improving digital access making up USD74.5 billion of that total.

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Improving digital access offers greatest investment opportunity in achieving SDGs in Africa

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges, while contributing to the Governments growth and development agenda of creating high quality jobs and enhancing the vocational skills of Ghana’s youth.

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Siemens supports Ghana’s transformation trajectory

University students from three Ghanaian universities are set to benefit from nuclear education programs from Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University commencing this month.

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Russia, Ghana to cooperate on nuclear education

Three key Ghanaian universities and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will start working together to help upcoming engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers from Ghana to receive world-class Master’s and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia. 

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Russia and Ghana launch co-operation in nuclear education

According to a United Nations report, Botswana has undertaken significant steps to ensure government and citizens are aware of what SDGs are all about.

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Botswana should increase investment in scientific knowledge

A team of Nigerian media professionals has launched Digital Economy Media Volunteers’ (DEMS Volunteers’), with a view to leading nationwide awareness campaigns on the Digital Economy.


Continue Reading DEMS Volunteers’ Berths to Drive Nigerian Awareness on Digital Economy

DEMS Volunteers’ Berths to Drive Nigerian Awareness on Digital Economy

In the spirit of the giving season, Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has donated assorted gifts to 10 Orphanages across the 10 Provinces with staff dedicating an hour in each zone to play and interact with vulnerable children.


Continue Reading Airtel ‘Gifts a Child A Smile” across the Country

Airtel ‘Gifts a Child A Smile” across the Country

One of Malawi’s first solar projects has reached financial close after attracting investment volume totaling $67 million USD. 

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One of Malawi’s first solar energy project reaches financial close

Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Africa and Middle East, and Kathinka Kurz, Head of the Development Partnerships Program with the private sector (develoPPP.de) at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, have signed a partnership agreement to develop the digital skills of 20,000 young people in 14 countries in the Africa and Middle East region.

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Orange, GIZ alliance to enhance digital employability of 20,000 young people

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $5 million to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs.

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AfDB approves $5 million grant to scale up Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

Atlancis Technologies has provided free tranches of the iLearn e-learning content being rolled out by KICD into more than 20,000 state primary schools, in a move to accelerate the digitisation of Kenya’s private primary schools.

Continue Reading Local tech firm launches free iLearn Grade One, as KICD rolls it out to over 20,000 state schools

Local tech firm launches free iLearn Grade One, as KICD rolls it out to over 20,000 state schools

 The Arican Development Bank’s ‘Jobs for Youth in Africa’ strategy aims to create 25 million jobs by 2025 and to equip 50 million African youth with competitive skills

Continue Reading African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

Microsoft has launched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, a programme that aims to reduce the prevalence of Microsoft software piracy in Africa’s emerging markets. 

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Microsoft launches the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative

Global Disability Innovation Hub and Amref Enterprises Limited has unveiled the five local entrepreneurs selected as finalists to the First Cohort of the Innovate Now Accelerator Program.

Continue Reading Five startups in Kenya to battle for £20,000 innovating solutions for the disabled

Five startups in Kenya to battle for £20,000 innovating solutions for the disabled

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has announced its new class of Ambassadors, the third cohort of young science and technology champions from across Africa.

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New Next Einstein Forum Ambassadors to drive shift in perceptions about science and technology

A new study has found that Kenyans, Nigerians and South Africans have an overwhelmingly positive view on how their household situation will change over the next year. Most considered themselves to be prosperous, even though their income was less than what is seen to be the average.

Continue Reading Global Study reveals the true barometers of financial prosperity in Kenya, Nigeria and SA

Global Study reveals the true barometers of financial prosperity in Kenya, Nigeria and SA

Liquid Telecom South Africa is equipping Batlhalerwa Secondary school in Limpopo with much-needed ICT equipment and training to help learners and teachers achieve better results at school whilst also improving career opportunities all round.


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Liquid Telecom, SA govt equip Limpopo with ICT equipment and training

As part of the 10th edition of its regional program For Women in Science, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have held a ceremony in Dakar, honoring 20 female researchers who received the 2019 Young Talent Award for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Program: 20 SSA women researchers awarded

Some of the poorest people in Kenya are now able to buy their own solar-powered home energy system thanks to subsidies provided through a government programme – The Energy and Cash Plus Initiative, also known as Mwangaza Mashinani, targeting the most vulnerable populations in Kenya. 

Continue Reading Solar home energy scheme brings power to poor people in rural Kenya

Solar home energy scheme brings power to poor people in rural Kenya

Business Botswana and the French Embassy to Botswana assembled a media briefing with the aim of announcing the 2020 Africa-France Summit which will largely entrain African start-ups and new innovation from the continent.

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2020 Africa-France Summit, African technologies solutions to cities

Isabel dos Santos has appealed for the need of a strong investment in the Energy sector in Africa, so that the 5G network is a reality on the continent.

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Isabel dos Santos: “Africa must invest in Energy to have 5G”

Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Continue Reading Can Africa overcome these three threats to its security and stability?

Can Africa overcome these three threats to its security and stability?

As the world grapples with rising heatwave, a section of Kenya’s fishing community has got a shot in the arm thanks to the innovation from MYPAG, a Danish firm, which has enabled them access off-grid cooling facilities for their fish.  

Continue Reading Off-Grid Solar Facilities Offer Solution To Climate Change Adversities In Kenya

Off-Grid Solar Facilities Offer Solution To Climate Change Adversities In Kenya

Wale Yusuff, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Nigeria, says it is time to question the suitability of a traditional approach to power generation that has clearly shown its limits and is no longer fitted to unleash Nigeria’s clean energy potential.

Continue Reading Renewable-as-baseload strategy can fix Nigeria’s power sector

Renewable-as-baseload strategy can fix Nigeria’s power sector

Kitso Books beamed a broad smile all the way to the bank after scooping the first prize for this year’s as Orange Botswana celebrates victors in the 9th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize.


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Social Venture Prize: Kitso Books emerge victorious

100 students selected from the country’s public universities have received part payment of their scholarship funds on their hand held mobile devices as part of the MTN Bright Scholarship initiative at a colorful event held at the famous MTN House in Accra.

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MTN Ghana Bright Scholarship awards students

Russia and Rwanda signed an agreement to construct the first Centre of Nuclear Science and Technologies in Rwanda with participation of ROSATOM. The signing ceremony took part at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum.

Continue Reading Russia, Rwanda agree to construct first Centre of Nuclear Science and Technologies in Rwanda

Russia, Rwanda agree to construct first Centre of Nuclear Science and Technologies in Rwanda

The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting growth-stage, educational technology (EdTech) innovators to apply for an opportunity to grow their ventures while contributing to improving the quality of education in Africa.

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Mastercard to assist EdTech Entrepreneurs in Africa