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Date: 26 Aug 2016
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Nigerian educational toy brand launches nationally
Nigerian educational toy brand launches nationally

Nigerian toy brand champions preservation of country's cultural heritage through fun and games...

12 Aug 2016

Professor Ernest Aryeetey
Trans-continental university research strengthened

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) appoints first Secretary General, Professor Ernest Aryeetey...

1 Aug 2016

Kelly McGillivray
What I learned from working in Nigeria

TheSQUAD recently had the opportunity to pitch on doing an event in Abuja, Nigeria, and Kelly McGillivray talks about her key learnings...

By Kelly McGillivray 26 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

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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

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

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

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

Nigeria: Yabatech declares 22-day holiday for polls
Nigeria: Yabatech declares 22-day holiday for polls

The Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day holiday to enable them to exercise their civic rights during this month's general elections...

2 Feb 2015

Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream
Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream

The 2014 African Investing for Impact Barometer was released on 9 September in Cape Town. Its message: investment with a positive impact on society and the environment is on the rise in both South Africa and Nigeria...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Sep 2014

Kaymu, Cool FM, MCSA partner for student entrepreneurship workshop
Kaymu, Cool FM, MCSA partner for student entrepreneurship workshop

In partnership with Cool FM Lagos and Mass Communications Student Association (MCSA) of the University of Lagos, the Kaymu Entrepreneurship Workshop took place late last week...

2 Sep 2014

Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry
Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry

Numerous programmes have been unveiled at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos, the home of Del-York Creative Academy, for young Nigerian graduates and professionals who seek to explore opportunities in the creative industry.

By Ujunwa Atueyi 15 Aug 2014

IABC appoints Ikiebe to first Global Communication Certification Council
IABC appoints Ikiebe to first Global Communication Certification Council

The IABC has appointed Richard Ikiebe onto a 10-person inaugural Global Communication Certification Council to develop and manage an international certification programme for business communication with ISO endorsement.

12 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

African start-ups receive innovation grants from Microsoft
African start-ups receive innovation grants from Microsoft

Microsoft has awarded five African start-ups across Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria with innovation grants through its 4Afrika Initiative.

4 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

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

Awareness campaign, Shuga to reach Nigeria
Awareness campaign, Shuga to reach Nigeria

MTV Base and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, have joined forces with the Nigerian government's National Agency for the Control of AIDS and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat a lack of awareness and misinformation about HIV, sexual responsibility and teen pregnancy among Nigerian youth, using the medium of Shuga, MTV's TV series and multimedia campaign.

26 Jun 2013

Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa
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

Kagiso's MSN moves into Kenya and Nigeria
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

MTV Base to launch MTV Africa All Stars
MTV Base to launch MTV Africa All Stars

MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians.

2 Apr 2013

Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative
Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative

Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.

6 Feb 2013

Lagos to host Social Media Week
Lagos to host Social Media Week

Social Media Week, powered by Nokia for a third year, will for the first time take place on the African continent in Lagos, Nigeria from 18-22 February 2013, under the theme 'Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World'.

23 Jan 2013

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012

Social Media - a double-edged sword

In the aftermath of the killing of a Nigerian lady by 'online friends', educationists engage in a robust debate on the dangers of an unrestricted internet amongst the youth.

By Tosin Omoniyi 1 Oct 2012

Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications
Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications

Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called 'Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy' which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels.

27 Sep 2012

RIM trains Nigerians on BlackBerry apps
RIM trains Nigerians on BlackBerry apps

Research In Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones has trained 70 Nigerian youth enterprenuers on how to develop mobile applications in its BlackBerry 10 developer training forum.

By Henry Ifeanyi 21 Aug 2012

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