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UNDP to provide smartphones, airtime and data to Ugandan market vendors

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Jumia Uganda, an e-commerce company, have launched an online platform to enable small and medium enterprises to connect with consumers during physical distancing measures. UNDP will provide smartphones, airtime, and data to be used by market vendors while Jumia Food will help via its dedicated app and […]

COVID-19: Facebook approves $100m for SMEs in 30 countries

Social media giant Facebook, said it has approved $100 million to assist small, medium enterprise (SMEs) in Nigeria and other countries where its employees live and work. In a statement, Facebook said as the COVID-19 outbreak escalates, its focus has been on keeping people safe and informed by making sure everyone has accurate information, supporting global […]

Alibaba Foundation & Jack Ma Foundation To Donate Medical Supplies To Africa To Help Fight Covid-19

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the world, including to countries in Africa, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced donations, including: 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits each, to every one of the 54 African nations. In total, 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks and 60,000 protective suits will be […]

Greenlight Planet creates jobs for more than 2000 women in rural Kenya

Greenlight Planet, a global leader in solar home energy solutions has created job opportunities for more than 2000 women in rural Kenya. This represents nearly 50% of the commission sales agents that sell and service the company’s Sun King solar products to the underserved communities in rural Kenya. Operating the off-grid solar industry’s largest pay-as-you-go […]

Mastercard aims to address STEM tech skills shortage though Girls4Tech programme

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are still the most in-demand jobs in South Africa in the job market, yet only 13% of graduates in STEM fields are women, despite South Africa being ranked 17th out of 153 countries in the 2020 Global Gender Gap Report. Ahead of International Women’s Day, Mastercard has launched […]

African youth survey resets African narrative

The most comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth to date – the African Youth Survey 2020 – reveals a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurialism, and confidence in a shared African identity. Africa’s youth believe they can solve problems collaboratively, and are hopeful of […]

Two health centres receive boost from M-PESA Foundation

Maternal health services in Samburu County have received a major boost after M-PESA Foundation constructed and equipped a new born unit at Maralal Referral Hospital. This was done through the Uzazi Salama project, a partnership between M-PESA Foundation, Pharm Access, AMREF and the County Government of Samburu. The new born unit constructed at a cost […]

Russia, Ghana to cooperate on nuclear education

University students from three Ghanaian universities are set to benefit from nuclear education programs from Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic University commencing this month. Upcoming Ghanaian engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers will receive world-class masters and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia. The tuition fees for the full duration of education will be funded by the […]

Russia and Ghana launch co-operation in nuclear education

Three key Ghanaian universities and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will start working together to help upcoming engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers from Ghana to receive world-class Master’s and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia. The tuition fees for the full duration of education will be funded by the Russian Ministry of Higher Education and […]

DEMS Volunteers’ Berths to Drive Nigerian Awareness on Digital Economy

A team of Nigerian media professionals has launched Digital Economy Media Volunteers’ (DEMS Volunteers’), with a view to leading nationwide awareness campaigns on the Digital Economy. A communiqué issued by the group at the end of the maiden meeting at the weekend in Lagos and signed by the Director of Communications, Mr. Peter Oluka, recalled […]