Facebook to add more African languages in effort to increase Internet adoption

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, says more African languages will be added to the social media platform to make it easier for African’s to access the social network’s applications reports DW. Promoting local...

Gates Foundation to fund the first open-platform credit model for education lending in Uganda

The first open-platform credit model for education lending will be funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and developed for Uganda and other nations Opportunity International last week announced that it...

Rwanda Government Enters into Partnership With Microsoft

Rwanda's Ministry of Education has entered into a partnership with Microsoft Corporation that will see incorporation of information and communication technology into various aspects of the country's education sector. The partnership which...

Kenya’s Communication Authority May ‘Block Internet’ During Elections

Kenya's Communication Authority (CA), the body which regulates the communication sector, has warned that it could shut down the internet during the 8 August general elections to prevent violence, the private...
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E-health is Africa’s new healthcare system

Africa’s health system has been constantly facing numerous problems for a while now. The constant search for a non-corruptible system has been effortless. This is why we have now realized that...

World Bank Set to Launch African Accelerator Programmes

The World Bank Group to launch a series of accelerator programmes across Africa, aiming at helping tech startups commercialize and scale innovative digital products. The first programme launched by the World Bank in...
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Touch Login Launched in Kenyan Standard Chartered Bank

Kenya’s Standard Chartered Bank on Monday launched a new feature for Apple iOS device with Touch ID sensors and Samsung Android devices, dubbed 'Touch Login' that allows customers to use fingerprint to...

AFD Group secures €24 million from the fund to deploy the African Renewable Energy...

At the Africa CEO Forum which opened yesterday in Geneva, AFD Group in partnership with the European Union unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in...

Ugandan Innovators Design Civic Engagement Platform for Cities, Urban Centers

A team of Ugandan young innovators, Sparkplug, has developed a platform for city dwellers to engage and set agenda for dialogue to change their cities as well as connect with their...
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Applications are open for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation’s (AIF) premiere pan-African award, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is inviting entries to anyone who has an exciting idea that not only solves challenges but can generate socio-economic prosperity...
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NSSF Launches Transaction Alerts to Members

Uganda’s top Pension body, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has rolled out a transaction alert service for her members. The development was revealed by...

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The 2nd Annual MTN Uganda Innovation App Challenge is Here, registration...

MTN Uganda, in partnership with tech and incubation hub; Outbox Hub and Garage48 launched the MTN App Challenge in 2015 - an event that...