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ICT, internet can transform education in Africa
ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study...

12 May 2017

Nigerian ed-tech startup ScholarX expands to Ghana
Nigerian ed-tech startup ScholarX expands to Ghana

Nigerian ed-tech startup ScholarX, which has developed a mobile and web platform that helps students access higher education opportunities across the world, is expanding to Ghana...

By Tom Jackson 9 Mar 2017

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TBWA launches virtual entrepreneurship academy in Tanzania

Advertising agency, TBWA\ Khanga Rue has launched a free 12-class series on entrepreneurship for young people in Tanzania called “Noa Ubongo” or “Sharpen Your Brain” in Swahili…

7 Mar 2017

(L-R): Dr Christine Mushibwe (UoA Deputy Vice Chancellor), Dr Tobais Doyer (UoA CEO), Madam Ruth Mubanga (UoA Chancellor), Roy Douglas (ADvTECH CEO)
University of Africa, ADvTECH partner to strengthen tertiary education in Africa

The acquisition of 51% in the University of Africa represents ADvTECH's first tertiary partnership outside South Africa and is in line with its African expansion strategy…

31 Jan 2017

AIMS students
Research funding for African scientists for climate change solutions

Canada commits $22.6 Million to support training of African Mathematical Scientists on climate change solutions...

5 Sep 2016

Ringier team, Lagos
Internship programme launches with Africa Leadership University

Ringier Africa supports Africa Leadership University internship programme with digital media interns...

1 Sep 2016

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Inaugural 'TeachHer' master class launched in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa is hosting the first ever TeachHer master class in Africa to promote the education of girls in key educational fields...

1 Sep 2016

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open

Chevening scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals who wish to study for Master's degree at any British university starting from September 2017...

17 Aug 2016

Professor Ernest Aryeetey
Trans-continental university research strengthened

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) appoints first Secretary General, Professor Ernest Aryeetey...

1 Aug 2016

Kelly McGillivray
What I learned from working in Nigeria

TheSQUAD recently had the opportunity to pitch on doing an event in Abuja, Nigeria, and Kelly McGillivray talks about her key learnings...

By Kelly McGillivray 26 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

20 Jul 2016

Impressive ministerial attendance confirmed for Innovation Africa 2016 - Nairobi, 20-22 September
Impressive ministerial attendance confirmed for Innovation Africa 2016 - Nairobi, 20-22 September

The Innovation Africa Summit 2016, one of Africa's leading annual Education and ICT forums, has received confirmations from 17 dignitaries from Africa attending the event alongside their Kenyan counterparts...

Issued by AfricanBrains 18 Jul 2016

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks...

20 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

New search engine for schools set to launch soon
New search engine for schools set to launch soon

In an aim to provide easy, convenient, effective and useful electronic school search for parents, guardians, educators and students across the country, Digital Education Group, will be launching a new...

16 Jul 2014

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014

African youths and ICT: opportunities abound

In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu's bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail.

By Jonathan Kalan 28 Jun 2013

Youth employment action plan ends in Accra

ECOWAS (Economic Community Of West African States) Member States have been urged to establish a mechanism for monitoring and evaluating the efficacy of their National Youth Employment Plans in responding to the youth employment challenges facing the region.

14 May 2013

Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa
Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa

Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.

14 May 2013

Minister wants entrepreneurship studied in higher learning institutions

Ghana's minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Nii Armah Ashietey, has called for the introduction of entrepreneurship as a course in institutions of higher learning in ECOWAS Member States.

10 May 2013

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012

Laptop boost for Ghana schools

Ghanaian president, John Dramani Mahama has announced educational and research institutions across the country will from early 2013 benefit from the supply of 400 000 laptops to facilitate teaching, learning, innovations and research.

By Masahudu Kunateh 26 Nov 2012

Pupils to benefit from computerisation project

Public basic and junior high schools in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana received 6 624 laptops for use in support of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) teaching and learning programmes.

By Masahudu Kunateh 15 Oct 2012

MTN Ghana connects subscribers to Deutsche Welle radio
MTN Ghana connects subscribers to Deutsche Welle radio

Subscribers of MTN Ghana can now learn while on the go with international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle's 'Learning by Ear'. The innovative program is now on the MTN Radio (mRadio) platform and available for just 1 Pesewa per minute by dialing 1303.

By Masahudu Kunateh 10 Oct 2012

Journalists urged to collaborate with health workers

The rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), David Newton has entreated health reporters to establish a cordial relationship with health workers, as a means of gathering accurate information for their reports.

By Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei 4 Oct 2012

Internet-based education introduced to high schools in Ghana

In an effort to improve Ghana's technology education system, a pilot internet-based software has been introduced to 15 high schools across the country's four key regions.

By Masahudu Kunateh 25 Sep 2012

African Leadership Network set for Ghana in October

The Annual Gathering of the African Leadership Network (ALN), a membership network of a new generation of leaders in Africa with a single mission is to drive Africa's prosperity, will take place in from 10-13 October 2012 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, in Accra, Ghana.

28 Aug 2012

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012

The mobile farming revolution in Africa

For some time now, there has been a growing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that mobile telephony was having a significant impact on the quality and type of farming that is taking place in Africa. But a recent study conducted by global management consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, Accenture, is providing concrete proof and a deeper understanding of this impact.

By Staff Reporter 16 Feb 2012

School SMEs boost quality of education in Ghana
School SMEs boost quality of education in Ghana

School infrastructure across Africa has, since the dawn of independence, been deteriorating at a faster pace as maintenance is almost non-existent and building of new facilities stalls. This, coupled with high teacher-pupil ratio, corruption and nepotism, lack of qualified teaching staff and basic teaching material, have pushed the African education system into the doldrums and plunged it into absolute chaos.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011

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