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Episode 183: The rapid evolution of Customer Experience Management and the CEM Africa Summit.

Date: 28 Jul 2016
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Digital transformation in education key to stirring growth in East Africa

Africa's 'skills of the future' requires firm partnerships between NPOs, private and public sectors...

20 Jul 2016

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

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

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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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

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

Stanford Seed launches in Kenya
Stanford Seed launches in Kenya

Stanford Seed, a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative committed to enabling business owners to lead their regions to greater prosperity, has launched in Kenya...

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

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

ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters
ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters

Applications are open for entries to Maisha Lab for its Screenwriting Laboratory during the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2015...

3 Jun 2015

Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools
Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools

Tech manufacturer Intel donated 30 computers to nine girls' school in the country in as part of the International Women's Day celebrations...

9 Mar 2015

Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe
Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe

The Media Association of Puntland in collaboration with National Union of Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) and Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) conducted a three day workshop...

24 Feb 2015

DOBA Faculty of Slovenia to invest in e-learning in Kenya
DOBA Faculty of Slovenia to invest in e-learning in Kenya

Slovenia's largest private Business School, DOBA, is driving a public-private partnership program seeking to get employers in the four Kenyan cities to endorse e-learning...

3 Nov 2014

USIU-Africa Digital Media Bootcamp kicks off Thursday
USIU-Africa Digital Media Bootcamp kicks off Thursday

Kenya's USIU-Africa will be hosting its inaugural Digital Media Bootcamp with international speaker, Erik Qualman, on campus in Nairobi from 24-25 July 2014. Organised in conjunction with Globetrack International...

21 Jul 2014

33 students join MTN Uganda internship programme
33 students join MTN Uganda internship programme

MTN Uganda is giving 33 students an opportunity to work with the organisation as part of their course/degree completion requirement with varying disciplines ranging from Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Sales...

1 Jul 2014

University of Djibouti unveils Oracle e-campus
University of Djibouti unveils Oracle e-campus

Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Djibouti has implemented a software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in...

26 Jun 2014

SMEs benefit from Business Skills Training Program
SMEs benefit from Business Skills Training Program

The MTN Uganda Business Skills Training Program which took place late last week attracted small business owners in Eastern Uganda from Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Soroti, Busia and other surrounding districts.

10 Jun 2014

Internet bus to boost ICT literacy in rural Uganda
Internet bus to boost ICT literacy in rural Uganda

The newly-launched MTN Internet Bus will be promoting computer literacy in rural Uganda in an effort to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas.

30 May 2014

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
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.

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Virtual trading simulation laboratory launched
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

Discovering how technology can revolutionise learning, training
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

Toshiba top Notebook vendor, sponsors tablets
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

First bursaries awarded by Regenesys and Microsoft 4Afrika
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

Anton Harber
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

New partnership supports women entrepreneurs in Africa
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

African EduWeek to encourage quality education delivery
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

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