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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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The evolving business model for m-governance

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

Virtual trading simulation laboratory launched

The University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) and Bourse Africa have jointly launched a virtual trading simulation laborotory with the aim of fostering financial talent and further development of Mauritian financial markets.

18 Mar 2014 09:08

Discovering how technology can revolutionise learning, training

This year's eLearning Africa, 28-30 May in Kampala, Uganda, will explore how technology is revolutionising learning and training across the continent, under the theme "Opening Frontiers to the Future".

17 Mar 2014 10:52

Toshiba top Notebook vendor, sponsors tablets

According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) CY 2013 final results, Toshiba Gulf FZE is the number one vendor for Notebook market sales in East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

11 Mar 2014 08:25

First bursaries awarded by Regenesys and Microsoft 4Afrika

Regenesys and the Microsoft 4Afrika Youth Programme have announced the launch of 1,000 bursaries to be awarded to young African candidates as a part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative.

10 Mar 2014 06:56

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

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 11:25

Young Journalists Scholarship open for applications

The Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) secretariat, organiser of the second High-Level Meeting of the AEEP, invites young journalists to be part of, and contribute to, the conference, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 12-13 February 2014.

7 Jan 2014 13:44

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

MTN supplies SME training in northern Uganda

MTN Business training for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) aims at empowering the SME segment with the knowledge and skills required to run successful businesses. Over 80 participants from northern Uganda received their awards last week after completing the two-day training.

25 Nov 2013 12:55

Free access to Wikipedia for Airtel customers

Airtel's customers will now be able to access information available on Wikipedia free of data charges through their mobile phones thanks to a strategic partnership between Airtel and the Wikimedia Foundation.

25 Oct 2013 08:08

Everlytic heads up Social Inbox Workshop

Everlytic will be hosting workshops in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town for digital marketers, agencies and start-ups to learn more about integrating social media and email marketing.

Issued by Everlytic Kenya 18 Oct 2013 12:55

App launched to teach Kenyan children Swahili

Kenyan app development firm Thirst Interactive has launched an Android app, MyTichaa, to teach young children Swahili through a range of picture puzzles. (video)

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 Oct 2013 14:09

Private sector discusses AVU curriculum for Computer Science

Leading private sector organisations met late last week at a breakfast meeting to discuss the African Virtual University curriculum for the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program.

30 Sep 2013 11:41

Samsung Smart School launched in Sudan

Samsung Electronics Africa launched its Smart School solution, a fully integrated one-on-one learning platform, at the Ahfad University for Women in Khartoum, Sudan recently.

26 Sep 2013 14:53

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

Campaign to get one million Somali children into school

The Somali authorities launched a major nationwide education campaign to get one million children and youth into the classroom as part of an ambitious Go To School Initiative.

9 Sep 2013 11:50

Murchison Bay Prison gets ICT resource centre

MTN Uganda and Luzira Prison management has commissioned an ICT resource center with a fully connected internet hotspot at Murchison Bay Prison in Luzira, Uganda.

26 Aug 2013 09:41

Africa's top business school brings its best to Cape Town

The UCT Graduate School of Business will be repeating its highly successful annual open day for potential students in Cape Town next month.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Aug 2013 11:23

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

Filling the gap: building African managers for Africa

The latest research by the African Management Institution (AMI) shows that the continent is severely lacking in managers with the skills to advance its economy.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Jul 2013 13:06

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

Apply now for 2013 Young Environmental Envoy Programme

Are you a young Kenyan aged between 18 and 24 years? Are you passionate about the environment? Here is a chance for you to become a UNEP-Bayer Young Environmental Envoy.

9 Jul 2013 10:42

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 10:21

Inaugural MEF Connects for mobile industry leaders

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, have announced the inaugural MEF Connects Kenya event for mobile industry leaders in Kenya. The pan-African business partnering event will be held at the Sankara Hotel on the fringes of East Africa Com on Wednesday, 22 May 2013.

20 May 2013 13:34

Kenya engineering university students to recieve free software

The Kenya section of the global Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has confirmed continuity of a partnership with Microsoft under which a wide selection of software is provided to IEEE student members and graduate student members for free.

15 May 2013 15:22

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 11:02

Kagiso's MSN moves into Kenya and Nigeria

Howzit MSN, reportedly one of Africa's largest portals with approximately 3.3 million unique browsers per month, is set to launch dedicated versions of its site for Nigeria and Kenya.

14 May 2013 09:20

Kenya pushes technology into overdrive

The country that gave the world two groundbreaking innovations in technology: M-Pesa, a mobile banking system, and Ushahidi, a platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters, is now taking its technological talents to new heights.

23 Apr 2013 16:59

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