A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.
By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00
CNN has launched a new CNN Freedom Project documentary, 'Cocoa-nomics', from the cocoa plantations of the Ivory Coast presented by Richard Quest. The documentary highlights the fight against child labour.
28 Feb 2014 13:06
Last July, US President Barack Obama set the spark for his Power Africa programme that will help sub-Saharan African countries build power production and transmission projects and double their electricity access. President Obama announced in Cape Town, South Africa, his plan to mobilise US$16-billion for investments that will generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity.
By Kingsley Ighobor 19 Dec 2013 07:04
A North-South collaboration was launched at Womex 13 by the Africans for Africa Network. The collaboration takes the form of a two-week residency programme and two public events taking place at the Emthonjeni Arts in South Africa in December 2013, in partnership with Mali's the Festival au Desert.
30 Oct 2013 14:30
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 07:14
This month of August marks women's month in South Africa. Alliance Media has taken this theme to Ghana where they are empowering young girls to overcome their challenges and live their dreams.
Issued by Alliance Media 16 Aug 2013 11:47
African energy company Engen will once again cover the fuel costs of Operation Smile's Medical Mission in Ghana for 2013.
23 Jul 2013 14:21
A Foundation for Rural Education, Wildlife and Environment - The Gambia (Forewengam) is a charitable organisation registered in The Gambia, West Africa, which is working towards sustainable development since its inception in 2004.
22 Jul 2013 10:29
Airtel has committed to investing $125 million in Gabon following discussions at the recent New York Forum in Libreville. The New York Forum Africa, was held in Libreville in collaboration with the government of Gabon. The New York Forum Africa 2013 focused on the initiatives necessary to make several opportunities a reality.
24 Jun 2013 10:24
Following on from the success of the first two programmes run in 2011 and 2012, Orange, the telecommunications corporation, has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize. The project promotes social innovations in support of developments that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
14 May 2013 21:05
Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations Africa, has been named the Most Socially Responsible Company in Niger at the 3rd Edition of the National Excellence Awards Ceremony.
2 Apr 2013 10:42
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 10:39
A comprehensive online digital library, reportedly the first of its kind in Cameroon, and the construction of a primary school by staff, are just some of the community initiatives that have scored MTN Cameroon the coveted MTN Group President and CEO prize in this year's '21 Days of Y'ello Care' campaign.
30 Oct 2012 09:40
The Octéa Diamond Group, owners of the Koidu Diamond Mine in the Kono District of Sierra Leone, last week launched an educational programme with South African publishing company Times Media, owners of The Sunday Times newspaper, to promote reading and learning in Koidu schools and the surrounding Kono communities.
22 Oct 2012 11:49
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 11:00
Millicom International Cellular, operating under the Tigo brand, and non-profit organisation Reach for Change have agreed to join forces to improve the lives of children in Africa through social entrepreneurship.
4 Sep 2012 10:28
Airtel Africa has signed a partnership agreement with DStv that will see the two organisations working together to air a weekly TV show, called Airtel Football. The television show is set to focus on different aspects of the sport across the continent.
12 Jun 2012 14:00
The deadline for work to be entered into the Loeries Ubuntu Award is 15 June 2012. This category recognises the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment and rewards collective creative effort that has gone into promoting the long-term sustainability of environment and the upliftment of communities throughout Africa and the Middle East.
11 Jun 2012 11:52
In the latest drive to save Africans from the perils of life on the ever-dark continent, British charity Oxfam has launched the Big Bra Hunt campaign. No, they are not hunting down Blighty's biggest bras. Instead, Oxfam is calling on British women to donate their unwanted bras to charity - for the betterment of Africa.
By Khadija Patel 2 May 2012 13:37
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has been awarded a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award for its pioneering role in the delivery of quality education to underprivileged children in the country.
20 Mar 2012 08:29
A strategic partnership between Rotary International and the global charity Mercy Ships will improve the delivery of vital health care services throughout West Africa.
10 Oct 2011 10:54
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011 14:57
Nokia, the Pearson Foundation and Airtel Nigeria have completed the training of teachers in public schools in Lagos on the use of mobile technology to deliver rich media content to students in their classrooms.
21 Sep 2011 09:15
Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011 15:45
MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat in collaboration with Mindset Learn saw the first edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards draw to an end last week with Ugandan student, Mary Musimire coming out top in the Best Entry Award category.
19 Sep 2011 14:46
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria won an award at a Corporate Social Responsibility Awards for Excellence, which took place in Lagos last week, for its role in the development of education.
22 Aug 2011 09:25
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Green Cross International (GCI) and Giorgio Armani have entered into a partnership to promote access to safe drinking water through GCI's Smart Water for Green Schools project in Ghana. A support and solidarity network has been devised around Acqua di Gio and Acqua di Gioia, two of Giorgio Armani's fragrances.
21 Feb 2011 09:58
LAGOS: Airtel Nigeria, last week in Lagos, Nigeria, formally announced plans to adopt primary schools across the country as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy.
7 Feb 2011 06:00
The Loerie Awards has announced the entrants for the inaugural Ubuntu Award. The Ubuntu Award, sponsored by Hetzner, aims to recognise the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment.
13 Aug 2010 07:49
DUBAI, UAE/JOHANNESBURG: Emirates, the award-winning airline of the United Arab Emirates, is helping a team of Australian youths get off to a flying start at the Football for Hope Festival 2010 in Johannesburg.
29 Jun 2010 10:52
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