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Samsung empowers Ghanaian girls with ICT skills
Samsung empowers Ghanaian girls with ICT skills

Samsung is growing young girls' capacity in ICT skills in Accra, Ghana through its annual employee volunteer programme...

5 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

Pictured from left to right: Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop and Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK. (Image Source: AGCO Corporation)
New training programme to help fill vital management roles in African agriculture

AGCO Agribusiness Programme is being established to develop talent to fill vital junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain...

2 Oct 2017

iRise, Somalia.
Somalia is getting its first tech incubator

The doors are set to open at iRise, the first ever tech incubator and co-working space to be established in the Somali capital of Mogadishu...

22 Sep 2017

Private schools gain a foothold in Africa
Private schools gain a foothold in Africa

Experts wary over corporate takeover of education in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Lisa Vives 19 Sep 2017

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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

Are graduates prepared for the job market? Rethinking Africa's university model
Are graduates prepared for the job market? Rethinking Africa's university model

Across Africa, students arrive on campuses full of hope that a university degree will improve their lives. The reality is far less certain...

By Seth Trudeau and Keno Omu 18 Sep 2017

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Africa Safety Tour heads to South Africa, Zimbabwe

Facebook's Africa Safety Tour team is this week meeting with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, giving training, and facilitating workshops on the topic of online safety...

15 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs...

14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

UCT and Wits top in Africa but slip on list
UCT and Wits top in Africa but slip on list

The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have dropped in the Times Higher Education 2017 rankings, with researchers warning SA universities could disappear from the top 200 if the trend continues...

By Michelle Gumede 7 Sep 2017

Design thinking has business potential
Design thinking has business potential

Some South African businesses have made design thinking a cornerstone of their success, such as banks and corporates, which by using these techniques, are able to develop prototypes of their best-known products in just a few days...

By Jon Foster-Pedley 4 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it
#InnovationMonth: Changing agri-education in Africa as we know it

"It's imperative upon the world to help 'switch on' Africa's mobile platforms and to assist in bringing focused education and platforms to Africa's youth in order to develop its potential..."

By Cari Coetzee 4 Sep 2017

Candidates sought for PhD in ‘Leadership in Africa's Development'
Candidates sought for PhD in ‘Leadership in Africa's Development'

The University of Africa, a private university within JSE-listed ADvTECH, is on track to start producing new authorities on leadership on the continent and is calling for candidates from across Africa to join the programme...

30 Aug 2017

Stanford GSB, De Beers in $3m partnership for entrepreneurs
Stanford GSB, De Beers in $3m partnership for entrepreneurs

The Stanford Graduate School of Business, in partnership with the De Beers group, will invest $3m in an entrepreneurship educational programme in 2018 to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa...

21 Aug 2017

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Go2Africa providing training opportunities for safari agents

Now in its tenth year, Go2Africa's Safari Expert Academy gives beginner agents and other sector industry experts looking to get into safari game opportunities...

18 Aug 2017

Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa....

16 Aug 2017

Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB
Seed Engine gets increased investment from WDB

WDB Investment Holdings has increased its stake in Seed Engine (incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund) from 35% to 51%, making Seed Engine a 51% black women-owned company...

15 Aug 2017

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017...

15 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education...

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training
Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training

Code for Good aims to bring technology to youth in order to improve academic outcomes...

14 Aug 2017

Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent
Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent

The persistence of conflicts and wars on the continent continues to fuel uncertainty for the resolve of African leaders to strive and propose a better life for the youth and future generations...

By Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi 14 Aug 2017

Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week
Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW), which started in 2015 to equip parents, teachers and educators with the coding skills and teaching materials they need to train children and youth in their immediate communities, arrived back in Ghana this week...

11 Aug 2017

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO, at Google for Nigeria event in Lagos.
Google commits to preparing 10m in Africa for future jobs

Google is committed to preparing 10 million people for the jobs of the future in the next five years, making the internet work better for everyone in Africa...

By Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor 11 Aug 2017

Airbus Little Engineers initiative comes to Africa
Airbus Little Engineers initiative comes to Africa

The Airbus Foundation has launched Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme in Africa, aiming to reach at least 3,000 learners. Initial workshops will be held together with local stakeholders in Kenya and Nigeria later this year...

7 Aug 2017

E-library launches in Africa to connect students
E-library launches in Africa to connect students

As part of efforts to make learning and research materials more accessible to students and lifelong learners in developing countries, e86 Limited conceived the idea of an e-library in October 2016, which has now launched...

2 Aug 2017

Rostatom signs skills transfer MoU
Rostatom signs skills transfer MoU

Rosatom, has signed an MoU with African Young Generation in Nuclear, a new pan-African forum for young professionals working in the nuclear sector...

26 Jul 2017

Sthe Shabangu
Cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in Africa

We need to develop a culture of entrepreneurship if we hope to set the right course for our continent...

By Sthe Shabangu 25 Jul 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference
Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

New partnership to boost Kenya's STEM education
New partnership to boost Kenya's STEM education

Burhani Engineers has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government in Kenya to provide computer systems and engineering power classes to at least 10 schools in the county...

25 Jul 2017

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