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Samsung grows young girls’ capacity in ICT skills in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, 02 October 2017, – 40 employees from Samsung’s headquarters in South Korea have gathered in Accra to take part in the company’s annual Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP). The week-long initiative, which is aimed at empowering young girls with future-focused ICT skills, has been carried out in partnership with Better World. Each year, Samsung employees dedicate their time and skills to an initiative which they feel will add value to one of the regions in which the company operates. As part of this year’s programme, staff members will impart their…

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Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa through one and two year Oncology Fellowship Program in 2016 & 2017

DARMSTADT, Germany, October 2, 2017/ — Merck gives back to society through Merck Foundation’s programs to build cancer care capacity in Africa. Merck Foundation provides Africa with Twenty New Oncologists through Merck Africa Oncology Fellowship Program established in India, Kenya and Egypt. SDG 3 calls us to sustainably invest on building healthcare capacity to improve access to equitable healthcare solutions. Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) started the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa. Dr….

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Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 honored in New York City

NEW YORK CITY, September 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Closing out the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly week by recognizing the Most Influential People of African Decent (MIPAD). MIPAD, a global civil society initiative, honored high achievers of African Descent under the age of 40 from over 48 countries worldwide. Notables and key power players came together from around the world in celebration at the prestigious, One UN Millennium Hilton Hotel in New York City. Ndaba Mandela, Brazilian actress Taís Araújo and Stephanie Busari of CNN Africa In support of…

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Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool to creatively help change the narrative of Africa as a tourist destination, the team also took part in a live panel discussion exploring the ‘Evolution of Online Travel and Lifestyle Tourism: Leveraging Africa’s Diversity’. The event, developed by the Rwanda…

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INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON AFRICAN LEADERSHIP 2017, NEW YORK, USA

Leadership in Africa has evolved over the years, tilting towards a more democratic government, and enlightened populace, although challenges abound, Africa has continued to strive for a better society, where its leaders are more transparent, accountable and innovative; while its citizens remain engaged in the decision-making process. Businesses have also not been left behind as they have continued to offer disruptive products and services, touching society and operating business beyond just profits – but aiming for greater societal impact through corporate social responsibility and sustainability practices. The Summit will, therefore,…

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Win Up to 1 Million Naira In Scholarships as part of the Jumia Back to School Season Sales and Free Shipping Offer

Jumia (www.Jumia.com) has announced its inaugural essay writing competition for all Nigerian students with the chance to win up to 1 million naira in scholarship. The competition is a part of Jumia’s kick-off of the 2017 Back to School season sales. The nationwide competition will bring together students from all over in an intellectual bout that challenges them to develop smart solutions and unleash hidden potentials that will address tangible problems faced in the country. The essay competition will be divided into 3 categories – senior secondary school (SSS), junior secondary…

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth and Entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

Silicon Valley-based university continues to expand global program offerings with new partnership with De Beers Group. Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its successful programs to Southern Africa: the Seed Transformation Program of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, known as Stanford Seed, and the Stanford…

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Facebook To Start Showing Publisher Logos in Trending and Search

SAN FRANCISCO, United States of America, August 22, 2017/ — Today, we will begin introducing publisher logos next to articles in Trending Search surfaces on Facebook and (www.Facebook.com) as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance people’s recognition of the sources of news distributed on our platform. Publishers will now be able to upload multiple versions of their logos through a new Brand Asset Library, so that the logos can appear next to their content on Facebook. We built this in close collaboration with a number of partners, as part of the…

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Investors eyeing Africa’s private education opportunity

The African continent has a large number of young people, with the United Nations estimating about 40% of the population is under the age of 15. However, in many countries the public sector has not been able to adequately keep up with demand for education. Generally speaking there is also a mismatch between graduates’ skills and what is required by employers. This situation has created fertile ground for growth in the private education industry. For instance, Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed ADvTECH has built a diversified company with numerous basic and tertiary…

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Mobile contributes $110bn to sub-Saharan economies

Sub-Saharan Africa is, and will continue to be, the fastest growing mobile market in the world. By the end of the decade, there will be more than half a billion mobile subscribers in the region, up from 420 million at the end of 2016. Among the growth drivers is the under-16 age group, which accounts for more than 40 percent of the population in many countries, and women, who are currently 17 percent less likely to have a mobile phone subscription than their male counterparts. Mobile is now also a…

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