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Episode 182: Augmented reality, Virtual reality & Pokemon Go. Native VML and Y&R SA Partnership

Date: 21 Jul 2016
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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

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure, Prof Faustine Kamuzora (seated, left) and Tigo chief commercial officer, Shavkat Berdiev (seated, right), sign a Memorandum of Understanding in which Tigo will provide internet access to Tanzania’s secondary schools through the e-Schools Project.
Tanzania connects high schools to internet

Tigo signs MOU with the Tanzanian Government to connect secondary schools to the internet...

18 Jul 2016

African countries set to end AIDS, TB, Malaria by 2030
African countries set to end AIDS, TB, Malaria by 2030

African countries set the stage to end AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030; adopt Africa scorecard on domestic financing for health...

13 Jul 2016

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams
Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment...

11 Jul 2016

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Africa MBA event to develop African talent

The Africa MBA Indaba brings the world's best business schools to discover and develop African talent...

8 Jul 2016

Enterprises University of Pretoria bestows award to dedicated educator at EduWeek Awards 2016
Enterprises University of Pretoria bestows award to dedicated educator at EduWeek Awards 2016

Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) bestowed an award to a deserving educator dedicated to making a difference in education on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 at the second EduWeek Awards...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 1 Jul 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 178: "Build your Business" training and leadership development course
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 178: "Build your Business" training and leadership development course

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 23 June 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Wendy van Schalkwyk...

22 Jun 2016

Innovation Africa 2016: Industry and government eagerly anticipate Africa's leading education and ICT summit
Innovation Africa 2016: Industry and government eagerly anticipate Africa's leading education and ICT summit

More than 30 African countries will be represented at the Innovation Africa summit taking place in Kenya in September, allowing industry leaders and investors to engage in pre-scheduled meetings with ministers and officials...

Issued by AfricanBrains 17 Jun 2016

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In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

A mobile health project in Rwanda is saving the lives of babies and their mothers...

24 May 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

Togolese techie, Kodjo Afate Gnikou, has invented a 3D printer that costs only $100 to make, using easily sourced second-hand electronics. The 3D-printer alleviates the negative effects of E-Waste and is a game-changer for the electronics industry. (Image: Daniel Hayduk, Ulule)
Africa's phenomenal inventors

Busting the myth that Africa doesn't produce scientific innovators...

By Stewart Maganga 18 May 2016

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#TRENDING: Will a robot take your job?

The disruption of work - from hiring, to new industries and the new skills required to remain relevant in the future - is going to be massive, says trend guru Dion Chang...

By Louise Marsland 16 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

Celebration of language diversity in Africa at Wits Language School Africa Week
Celebration of language diversity in Africa at Wits Language School Africa Week

This week is Africa Week at Wits University, part of the celebrations around Africa Day on 25 May which commemorates the founding of the Organisation for African Unity (OAU), which then became the African Union (AU)...

Issued by Wits Language School 12 May 2016

10 nominees for Africa Innovation Prize
10 nominees for Africa Innovation Prize

African ingenuity this year showcases breakthroughs in malaria and other public health burdens, smart solutions for farmers and dynamic power initiatives ...

11 May 2016

PhD Scholarship programme launches in Mauritius
PhD Scholarship programme launches in Mauritius

The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) initiative, in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has launched 'Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme' in Mauritius. Additional partners will be announced in due course...

10 May 2016

Innovation Africa 2016: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary confirms official and exclusive patronage
Innovation Africa 2016: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary confirms official and exclusive patronage

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has enthusiastically endorsed the 6th Innovation Africa Summit to take place from 20-22 September at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya...

Issued by AfricanBrains 4 May 2016

Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists
Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists

Wellcome Trust grants aimed at stemming the 'brain drain' of the best African scientists...

28 Apr 2016

Orange Group to train women in Africa
Orange Group to train women in Africa

Local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and associations are urged to submit proposals for women's digital centres...

7 Mar 2016

WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole
WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole

The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2016

Media Agenda to train 50 radio journalists
Media Agenda to train 50 radio journalists

Media Agenda, a non-profit media training and research NGO, is to train 50 radio journalists from 7 to 11 December 2015 at Kunta Kinteh Camp in Juffureh...

By Halimatou Ceesay 7 Dec 2015

Caterpillar launches free e-learning website for future technicians in Africa
Caterpillar launches free e-learning website for future technicians in Africa

Caterpillar announced that it has launched the pilot-phase of the Technicians for Africa Project, an e-learning website for people who aspire to become a technician in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo...

27 Nov 2015

Huawei launches training programme
Huawei launches training programme

In an endeavour to boost the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Botswana, Huawei has come up with a training programme dubbed "seeds for future" to enhance the skills of ICT graduates...

By Karabo Ntane 23 Oct 2015

Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015
Record number of officials attending Innovation Africa 2015

Education and ICT Ministers from a record-breaking 30 countries in Africa will be in attendance at this year's Innovation Africa Summit, taking place in Kampala, Uganda, from 30 September to 2 October...

Issued by African Brains 21 Aug 2015

Airtel takes Multimedia Journalism Clinic to Enugu
Airtel takes Multimedia Journalism Clinic to Enugu

Nigerian journalists resident in the coal city of Enugu are in for an exciting digital learning experience as the week-long Airtel Multimedia Journalism Clinic berths in the South East city from Monday, 17 August 2015.

19 Aug 2015

Samsung volunteers build houses and conduct IT training in Zambian village
Samsung volunteers build houses and conduct IT training in Zambian village

Thirty-three Samsung Electronic staff volunteers have built houses and conducted IT training in the village of Kabwe, Zambia. They built two houses, donated 31 NotePCs, launched a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) and conducted IT training for teachers and students.

7 Aug 2015

Training is the key to aligning your new African businesses with your strategy
Training is the key to aligning your new African businesses with your strategy

South African companies that want to succeed as they expand into other African countries, must be willing to make real investments in training staff in their processes and systems...

23 Jul 2015

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