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Date: 2 Apr 2014
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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 05:23

New partnership supports women entrepreneurs in Africa

UN Women and Mara Foundation on 29 January, announced a partnership to enable, empower and inspire women entrepreneurs globally.

30 Jan 2014 10:14

Tanzanian enterprise leveraging entertainment for e-learning

Tanzanian social enterprise Ubongo will next month launch Ubongo Kids, an interactive cartoon which allows children to participate via SMS, on national television, while launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for further rollouts. (video)

By Tom Jackson 9 Dec 2013 14:02

Tour from SA, Kenya, Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013

NETCB, a local network collaboration and compliance management specialist company, invites technology specialists and experts to join an organised tour from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013, taking place from 28-30 September in Düsseldorf.

16 Sep 2013 11:21

Apply now for 2014 East Africa Fellows Program

The deadline to apply for the 2014 East Africa Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program that focuses on developing the next generation of social change leaders, is 2 September 2013.

22 Jul 2013 10:43

Ministers meet to develop partnership for skills

A high-level workshop on a new "Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology in Africa" began on Friday, 12 July 2013, in Ethiopia. The three-day event organised by the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia connects Ministers of Education and Training from nine African countries with a wide range of experts from Brazil, China, India and Korea.

15 Jul 2013 11:28

For better quality education in Africa

Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, noted in September that "many of the children in school are receiving an education of such abysmal quality that they are learning very little."

By Kingsley Ighobor 15 Apr 2013 09:37

A better future for young Tanzanians

In January, 60 young Tanzanian children began attending school for the first time, thanks to a project led by Michigan State University (MSU).

5 Mar 2013 11:41

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 10:12

Television producers meet to improve creativity

Last week's workshop for television producers in Dar es Salaam's City Centre was proof that such gatherings do expand an individual's network. All 12 participants attested to this when asked at the end of the sessions on Thursday [1 November 2012].

By Iman Mani 5 Nov 2012 09:53

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 10:52

Catherine Nambi wins invite to 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings

Following a call by the African Press Organisation (APO) to African journalists to apply to win an invitation to the 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings, set to take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 28 May to 1 June 2012, Ugandan news reporter Catherine Nambi was selected as the winner and will participate in the meetings.

9 May 2012 12:54

R886m invested in varsity ICT

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26 Jan 2012 12:25

UK firm to boost climate change coverage in EA

WRENmedia, a United Kingdom-based a specialist communications company is set to sharpen reporting skills of journalists covering climate change issues in Eastern Africa, according to Susanna Thorp, director of the firm.

By Walter Wafula 3 Jan 2012 09:07

YoungAfricaLive launches in Tanzania

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2 Dec 2011 14:01

Germany to promote budget reporting in East Africa

Germany's International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) is set to train East African journalists on covering public spending to improve reporting on national budgets and the use of tax payer's money.

By Walter Wafula 7 Sep 2011 10:01

Health, development communications training underway in Kenya

Media practitioners from Malawi, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania will be in Kenya for six days where, among other things, they will undergo health and development communication training. The training commenced on Saturday, 25 June 2011, on health and development reporting followed by a session on computer-assisted investigative reporting at Internews in Nairobi.

By Gregory Gondwe 27 Jun 2011 11:00

UNESCO supports open learning centres in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM: Under the endorsement of UNESCO, the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) organised a two-day workshop from 16 to 17 June 2011. Policy-makers, international and local experts discussed the impact of the adoption of open source technologies and open content within common e-learning models, and the higher education system in Tanzania.

27 Jun 2011 07:53

EAC journalists to acquire reporting skills on regional integration

East African journalists have an opportunity to acquire reporting skills on matters of regional integration through a new training programme that starts on 10 April 2011.

By Walter Wafula 22 Mar 2011 12:15

SABMiller plc invests in the future of African journalism

SABMiller has announced that in 2011 it will become a co-sponsor of the David Astor Journalism Awards Trust, the UK-based charity which aims to promote, strengthen and support independent journalism in Africa.

22 Mar 2011 12:09

Education for all: damning report on state of education in Africa

The state of education in many parts of the world and Africa, especially in zones in conflict, is appalling, miserable and in bad shape, according to a 2011 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report set to be released today, Tuesday, 1 March 2011 in New York.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 1 Mar 2011 11:40

East Africa: Media workshop to focus on China, India and Europe

The Inter-region Economic Network (IREN) has announced the ninth Eastern Africa media training workshop scheduled for 9-12 March 2011. The training will bring together journalists from the region to brainstorm with leaders from China, India and Europe under the theme: 'Is Eastern Africa ready for China, India and Europe?'

By Carole Kimutai 16 Feb 2011 07:40

Unexpected global skill shortages threaten corporate growth, innovation

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3 Jan 2011 12:12

Applications open for Tanzania Media Fund fellowship

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19 Mar 2010 10:43

African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships

Four entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa, who aspire to build and develop their business skills, will be fortunate enough to access scholarships which have been made available to study the 2010/11 Entrepreneurship MBA at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

12 Mar 2010 11:52

E-learning concept proudly Kenyan - Minister

Nairobi: Kenya's Minister of Education said this week that the country's e-learning concept will be “Proudly Kenyan.” Professor Sam Ongeri told media that they had rejcted foreign concepts in favour of locally-devised ones to digitalise the country's education system.

12 Aug 2009 09:43

Five-day training for Tanzanian journalists

DAR ES SALAAM: The UN System in Tanzania, in collaboration with the Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication (IJMC) has organised a five-day training exercise on investigative and analytical journalism for local journalists.

17 Dec 2008 10:39

Budding entrepreneurs get a boost in Tanzania

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3 Nov 2008 14:02

Music video project for Africa

Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.

22 Nov 2007 14:43

Stellenbosch Business School brings its popular high-level Leader's Angle talk series to Gaborone

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is bringing its countrywide and cross-border tour of its high-level talk series, Leader's Angle, to Gaborone in September – with a well-known South African chairman of companies and former South African ambassador to Belgium as speaker.

Issued by USB-ED 5 Sep 2007 11:58

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