Africa Techies To Compete in Hackathon for Social Good

A first of its kind hackathon will bring together edtech (education technology) entrepreneurs from throughout Africa to explore and develop new paths and methods for sustainable change in social systems. Taking place from May 17 – 20, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the aim of the game is in the title: over four intensive days of competitive creation, participants of the Gamify it! Hackathon! will set out to prov...

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Twitter Chat: The #eLA15 edTech – May 8, 12PM GMT

Where do I start? What knowledge do I need? What are the main traps? 35% of young people in Africa have no access to secondary education or technical skills development, and 82 million adults lack basic literacy skills(1), but budding education technology entrepreneurs across the continent are recognizing the untapped business potential of the African education market, and coming up with innovative solutions ...

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YALI Fellowship Conference Reunites Fellows in Accra

Over 150 young leaders from 21 West African countries will gather in Accra, Ghana next week to share their expertise and engage on issues they have defined as critical for the future of Africa. In support of President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), USAID and IREX are organizing the 1st Annual West Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Accra from April 26-28, 2015...

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Bloomberg Media Initiative Organizes Training [Africa]

Professionals with an interest in Financial Journalism can apply for this free program. The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program is a comprehensive integrated curriculum around economics, business, journalism and public policy, designed by a consortium of faculty from six leading African universities. The program aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists...

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Safaricom partners with MTN to spread M-Pesa Services

Kenya’s Safaricom has partnered with mobile phone service provider, MTN in a new venture that will enable its 19.5 million M-Pesa users to send and receive money from 19 African countries and beyond. M-Pesa users in 7 East African nations will now be able to move cash across borders. Vodafone, which owns 40% of Safaricom, has entered into a deal with South Africa’s MTN, which will connect their respecti...

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