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

Education

Pan-African incubator Energy Generation launches a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, in Lomé

(Togo First) – Pan-African incubator Energy Generation will open, next October, in Lomé and Accra a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Named Business & Energy School, this school will offer three programs:  Bachelor I in Management of Sales Administration and Business Relationship ; Bachelor III in Business Management and an MBA. The school’s graduates also have the possibility, via the Energy Generation … Continue reading Pan-African incubator Energy Generation launches a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, in Lomé

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Plants a Remarkable 350 Million Trees in One Day

As forests around the world continue to shrink, reforestation efforts have begun gaining momentum. “In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched an [sic] historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change,” reported the United Nations (U.N.) Environment organization after the historic event. Continue reading… Continue reading Ethiopia Plants a Remarkable 350 Million Trees in One Day

German Development Minister Announces Launch of IT Program for Africa’s Youth

The initial phase of the SAP and BMZ project will focus on Morocco, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tunisia, and Nigeria.  Rabat – German software company SAP and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are launching a program create 450 jobs in the information technology (IT) sector and to increase employment opportunities in ten African countries.  The collaborative project was presented in Berlin on Friday, … Continue reading German Development Minister Announces Launch of IT Program for Africa’s Youth

Student who emigrated from Africa becomes high school valedictorian

When Afi Tagnedji and her family immigrated to the United States from Africa 4 years ago, Tagnedji took it upon herself to seize any educational opportunity she could get. She became valedictorian, student council president and is a part of the National Honor Society. She has earned full scholarship to attend college, where she plans to study to become a doctor and help people in … Continue reading Student who emigrated from Africa becomes high school valedictorian

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Everywhere is a classroom for Emily Kamizi, even the buses in Lusaka, Zambia’s congested capital. It can take an hour or more to cross the city, so Ms. Kamizi puts on her headphones, turns up Taylor Swift and concentrates on her M.B.A. studies. Ms. Kamizi, 25, is a student at Unicaf University, an African institution founded in 2012 with programs in fields like business, education … Continue reading Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism