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Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

Africa Code Week to train half a million young Africans

Africa Code Week 2017 was officially launched in Mauritius this week. Now in its third year, the event aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a target of 500,000 across 35 African countries...

21 Jun 2017

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities...

22 May 2017

Samsung Smart School initiative launches in Senegal

The Senegal Ministry of Education and Samsung Electronics Africa, have announced the launch of a mobile education solution aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners...

18 Feb 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

African EduWeek to encourage quality education delivery

African EduWeek returns to Johannesburg from 10-11 July 2014 at the Sandton International Convention Centre and this year's theme is "Empowering teachers to deliver quality education everywhere".

10 Jan 2014

MTN Cameroon sponsors over 2000 girls' education

2100 Cameroonian girls aged between 6 and 15, mainly from Northern Cameroon, an area ravaged by poverty, started school last month at the beginning of the country's school calendar after MTN Cameroon resolved to sponsor their education for the next six years.

30 Oct 2013

Satellite phones banned in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA: Nigeria's military commanders on Wednesday (19 June) banned the use of satellite phones in much of the north-east region after cutting mobile phone services as part of a plan to further isolate rebels in the area after a series of fresh attacks.

20 Jun 2013

Lagarde says global uncertainty limits Africa growth

Continued global uncertainty‚ coupled with internal factors such as drought and associated food shortages‚ threaten Africa's economic growth prospects‚ warns International Monetary Fund's (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 8 Jan 2013