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Companies boost mentorship and training for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people. The alliance, which will focus on creating and implementing employability programmes, mentorship and training initiatives designed to equip young people with essential workplace skills, is part of the company’s business-driven movement […]


Volkswagen and Siemens launch joint electric mobility pilot project in Rwanda

In a first for the African continent, the Volkswagen Brand has launched a pilot project in partnership with Siemens to test the feasibility of electric mobility in Rwanda. The pilot project, which will form part of Volkswagen’s operations in East African country, was officially announced by Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Group South Africa and […]


Digitisation key to shaping the future success and growth of African economies

The world as we know it, is dramatically shifting as a result of technology. And given the reach of digital technology and the change it promises, Habib Mahakian, Vice-President, Emerging Africa at Dell Technologies, says that organisations across the continent are in a race to become digital businesses. As an accelerator of development, the world […]


ICT infrastructure a barrier to data centre adoption in Africa

To help Africa realise the benefits of the data economy, more data centres in the region are urgently needed. However, building data centres starts with enabling access to the ICT infrastructure and ecosystems, and there are several barriers Africa faces.  “All of the big trends that are shaping economies today, from cloud data centres,  smart […]


First Brick Holdings announces plans to build Ethiopia’s first privately owned data centre

First Brick Holdings has announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Ethiopia’, which will build and operate the first state-of-the-art, privately owned data centre in the east African country. In line with First Brick’s first data centre facility in Uganda, Raxio Uganda, the new data centre will be constructed and operated as a […]


Growth in African Fintech drives growth in cyberattacks

According to reports, Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with US$132.8 million raised in 2018, making last year the sector’s best year yet – and proving the sector’s readiness given the high mobile phone penetration levels and […]


Africa Data Centres becomes first neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres Nairobi (formally known as East Africa Data Centre) has announced that it is officially Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. The company is now the first neutral data centre to be certified PCI DSS in Nairobi, and this, together with Uptime Institute Tier III and ISO 27001 certification, is […]


Lenovo partners with Jangala to connect education centres for refugees

Lenovo Foundation is partnering with Jangala to provide Wi-Fi access and hardware donations in education centres for refugees across Africa. Jangala, a charitable non-government organisation (NGO) is working to meet refugees’ needs with its ‘Big Box’ connectivity solution. It creates Wi-Fi that is ‘easy to manage and scale’, to support thousands of users in a […]


Airtel and MTN launch GSMA ‘We Care’ initiative promoting digital inclusion in Rwanda

Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile Internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA’s  ‘We Care’ initiative […]


Virtualize Africa Programme expands to enhance digital skills in Africa

VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy – Virtualize Africa programme. As part of this expansion, it shared details of a Memorandum of Understanding with Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The overarching goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital […]


ITEC and Oasis Academy join forces to open IT classroom in Uganda

Managed technology services provider ITEC and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Oasis Uganda are working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy located in Musoto Village, Mbale District; one of the poorest communities in Eastern Uganda. ITEC will be setting up a fully furnished IT classroom with PCs, monitors, a server, projector, accessories […]


iSON Xperiences commended for rapid growth in African BPO market

Frost & Sullivan has recognised iSON Xperiences with the 2019 African Company of the Year Award for its focus on developing the domestic African BPO markets. The company believes that Africa can match India’s competency in BPO, IT and ITES through high employment generation, greater focus on skills training and development, aggressive capacity building, and direct government intervention. “iSON is […]


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