Education

SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES ARE INNOVATING WITH IOT

The urgency to upskill budding entrepreneurs, businesses and youth to accommodate the wave of change brought about by Industry 4.0 is continuously accelerating in Africa. With innovation comes the need for economies to adapt and embrace the disruption. Through programmes such as SqwidNet’s IoT SA University Challenge, this is already happening. At the core of any thriving society lies the power, will and ambition to innovate … Continue reading SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES ARE INNOVATING WITH IOT

Culture

Namibia Students Cultural Exchange coming in September

Namibia Students Cultural Exchange is an initiative that aims to unite students from different higher education institutions in Namibia and worldwide to promote culture and entrepreneurship. The event is scheduled to take place from 12 to 15 September at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek. Organiser and founder Sandro Ithana believes it is important for Namibians to come together and be open to different cultures. … Continue reading Namibia Students Cultural Exchange coming in September

Startup

FRENCH: Un hackathon dédié à la jeunesse

Dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Virus Ebola, Internews a organisé un Hackathon dans la ville de Goma, au Nord Kivu, faisant suite à celui qui a eu lieu à Kinshasa en marge de la Kinshasa Digital Week 2019. Les 30 et 31 mai derniers 60 jeunes ont eu pour mission d’imaginer et de développer des projets dans le but d’aider les agents de la … Continue reading FRENCH: Un hackathon dédié à la jeunesse

Education

Why choose postgraduate studies at the University of Rwanda?

Recent developments in technology have turned the world into a global village, making the job market more competitive and jeopardising the security of jobs for many. And so to be safer, one has to upgrade one’s skills to be more secure. But this has not been an easy path if busy work-life and endless commitments are to be considered. So, how can one pursue education … Continue reading Why choose postgraduate studies at the University of Rwanda?

Agriculture

Support African women working in agriculture

EMPOWERMENT As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month, the country will reflect on the progress made in achieving gender equality and main-streaming the gender agenda across all areas, including agriculture. Agriculture sustains 70% of Africa’s livelihoods, while playing an integral role as an engine of economic growth and poverty reduction. African women, on average, make up 40% of the agricultural labour workforce and produce 70% of … Continue reading Support African women working in agriculture

Education

The Brown Skin Guys and Girls Who Blew My Mind at TEDx Lagos

It’s safe to say that wherever you live in the world especially as a music lover, you’ve heard the term “Afrobeats”. The popularly referenced genre used loosely to categorise music coming out of Nigeria and to some extent Africa. The uprising of this sound from Beyoncé’s Afrocentric “The Lion King” Music Project, to Davido teaming up with Chris Brown and Burna Boy’s noteworthy performance on … Continue reading The Brown Skin Guys and Girls Who Blew My Mind at TEDx Lagos

Kenya

Partnership with Kenyan university will build data science expertise

A collaboration between the University of Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute for Data Science and the Strathmore University Business School in Kenya, will focus on using data science to address contemporary challenges facing Kenya and other African countries. The partnership will involve an exchange of ideas and people between the two institutions, sharing expertise, connecting researchers across disciplines and facilitating research projects. The aim is to … Continue reading Partnership with Kenyan university will build data science expertise