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SAP Skills for Africa delivers 52 skilled graduates to drive digital transformation in East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya,  October, – Digital transformation initiatives in East Africa received a welcome boost this week as 52 skilled youth graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program. Speaking at a graduation ceremony held at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi, Head of SAP Skills for Africa Meena Confait said every one of the graduates have already been placed at partner and customer organizations in the region. “This year marked our first expanded East Africa program, with candidates from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia completing their…

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Rx Healthcare Fund Announces Anchor Investors

CAIRO, Egypt, October 2, 2017/ — Rx Healthcare Fund (“Rx” or the “Fund”) (www.RxHealthManagement.com), an Africa-focused healthcare private equity fund currently under establishment, today announced that GE Healthcare (www.GEhealthcare.com), a leading global provider of transformational medical technologies and services, is set to become an anchor limited partner in Rx. Following an earlier commitment to Rx by the African Development Bank, the proposed minority investment by GE is subject to completion of fundraising. Rx, which is led by former Egyptian Minister of Health Dr. Hatem El Gabaly, is a private equity…

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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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DHL Express recognized as Top Employer in Africa for the third consecutive year

The company was certified as a Top Employer in twelve markets, including Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 14, 2016/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has been certified as a Top Employer in Africa by the Top Employers Institute at the prestigious Top Employer 2017 ceremony on Thursday 13 October at the Sandton Convention Centre. The company was certified as a Top Employer in twelve markets, including Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana,…

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Africa Technology 

How cloud technology can transform IT in Africa

Cloud technology is being hailed as an African success story – but what does its future hold?   By Brett Parker, SAP Africa Managing Director In March 2016, IBM opened its first Cloud Data Centre in South Africa, providing cloud services to enterprise clients. Just a month later, SAP announced that it was partnering with South Africa’s Dimension Data to launch SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, a cloud platform offering a range of business intelligence solutions for its growing African market. It’s only a few years since major cloud providers were wary…

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African students set to benefit from $27m scholarship program

EDINBURGH, United Kingdom, 04 October 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-  Some 200 African students will benefit from the chance to study at a leading university, thanks to a new package of scholarships. The University of Edinburgh’s partnership with The MasterCard Foundation will allocate $27 million over seven years. It will ensure access to education for bright young leaders who have a personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. Full scholarships will be offered to 80 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate African students. The initiative will…

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Mark Zuckerberg is having a blast in Nigeria

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Lagos, Nigeria, on his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, and it looks as if he’s having a blast. So far he’s visited a camp that teaches kids how to code, gone on a run through the city, and hosted a Q&A with local entrepreneurs. He even crashed a Nigerian hip-hop music video. Here’s everything Zuckerberg has been up to in Lagos: Zuckerberg landed in Lagos on Tuesday and visited a kids coding camp called CcHub in Yaba, a suburb of Lagos that’s considered to…

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National Blogging Month Begins July 1 – July 31

Are you a blogger, do you love the digital media, do you aspire to be one? Then you don’t have to miss out on the debut National Blogging Month by Mr. MacHenry Churchill. It is upon us already, make plans to be part of this project #NationalBLOGGINGmonth‎. Hello Veteran Bloggers, Emerging Bloggers and Aspiring Bloggers, We have chosen July 1 – July 31 as our NATIONAL BLOGGING MONTH to celebrate bloggers and the art of blogging in Nigeria. This date is chosen for strategic reasons. So join us as we officially…

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“Pidgin English” The Streetwear Inspired by African Culture

Speaking of fashion and brands, a streetwear inspired by African culture and influences the brand Pidgin English stands to strike a chord within the African diaspora. With such an intriguing name you can’t help but want to know more about the brand or be reminded of your favorite Pidgin phrase you use in your everyday lingo.  The brand was birthed out of a need to fill a void for many youth and young adults in the African diaspora. Nigerian-American designer Olumide Yerokunstated he wants to give men of the African diaspora more options…

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PigiaMe launches customized chat apps services on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

Nairobi,  –PigiaMe, Kenya’s leading quality classified website, reveals cutting-edge one-on-one customer relationships efforts. Since its creation, PigiaMe continuously sought to improve its user’s experience through innovative marketing and customer service. Now, it has taken it a step further by providing real time assistance directly on WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.   PigiaMe was one of the first Kenyan companies to embrace WhatsApp as a communication channel in early 2015. Building on this success, it is now the first classified to provide a notification system not only on WhatsApp but also on…

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