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Date: 11 Feb 2016
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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...

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.

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...

Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream - UCT Graduate School of Business
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

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...

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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).

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

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.

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

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

Caine Prize 2012 awarded to Rotimi Babatunde
Caine Prize 2012 awarded to Rotimi Babatunde

Described as Africa's leading literary award, the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Nigerian Rotimi Babatunde for his short story entitled Bombay's Republic published in the Mirabilia Review.

The burden of Abuja Journalism Institute

The International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) Abuja held its maiden matriculation ceremony at the National Centre for Women Development on Saturday [2 June 2012]. Interestingly, as important as the event is to the students, the management of institute and all stakeholders alike, it avails the nation the opportunity of not only reflecting on the need for training and retraining of journalists in Nigeria, but also appreciating their immense contributions to the task of nation-building over the years.

By Onyiorah Paschal

Airtel partners with GYADI to empower youths

Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Global Youth Awareness & Development Initiatives (GYADI), a non-governmental organisation, to host an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Summit which takes place today, 25 May 2012 at the Golden Royal, Independence Layout, Enugu State, Nigeria. The summit aims to empower youths in Enugu to succeed in their chosen career and business endeavours.

Airtel, GlaxoSmithKline partner in health awareness campaign
Airtel, GlaxoSmithKline partner in health awareness campaign

As part of its corporate social responsibility (CRM) programme to empower Nigerian children with quality education via its adopt-a-school initiative, telecommunication services provider, Airtel together with research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) embarked on a health awareness campaign at a public school in Lagos, Nigeria.

The mobile farming revolution in Africa

For some time now, there has been a growing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that mobile telephony was having a significant impact on the quality and type of farming that is taking place in Africa. But a recent study conducted by global management consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, Accenture, is providing concrete proof and a deeper understanding of this impact.

By Staff Reporter

Mobile marketing summits set for Com World Series
Mobile marketing summits set for Com World Series

Informa Telecom & Media and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) have announced their partnership on a series of mobile marketing summits, to be held in association with the flagship series of digital events in Africa & the Middle East, Com World Series.

SMCAA elects new officers

The School of Media & Communication Alumni Association (SMCAA) of the Pan-African University in Lagos, Nigeria has elected Funke Treasure Durodola as the new president, Bayero Agabi as vice president, Dan Oshodin as secretary and Adetoye Oremosu as public relations officer.

DHL Express launches campaign across Africa
DHL Express launches campaign across Africa

The words, "Aint no mountain high enough" from the popular song has become the anthem to 100 000 employees at DHL Express as they launch their latest global advertising campaign, The International Specialists, across markets in Africa. [video]

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