Carnegie Mellon University and Mastercard Foundation partner to drive youth-led digital transformation in Africa

10,000 young people across Africa are set to benefit from the new Sh33.2 billion (USD $275.7 million) partnership, which will expand the engineering and technology, research, and entrepreneurship programs. The deal between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Mastercard Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, announced the transformational investment in higher education and innovation in Africa. The collaboration is aimed at catalyzing opportunities for 10,000 young people from economically disadvantaged communities—particularly young women, young people with disabilities, and forcibly displaced young people—and to drive inclusive development. The $275.7…

Senegal meets AFRAA ahead of hosting the premier gathering of aviation leaders in December 2022

The Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of the Republic of Senegal,  Alioune Sarr, met AFRAA Secretary General – Mr. Abderahmane Berthé and Air Senegal CEO – Mr. Alioune Badara Fall, ahead of the country’s hosting of the 54th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) in December 2022. The 54th AFRAA AGA will be held under the high patronage of the Head of State of the Republic of Senegal from 11-13 December 2022 at the Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf (CICAD) at the…

Senegal meets AFRAA ahead of 54th Annual General Assembly for aviation leaders

 African Airline stakeholders are set to meet in December for the 54th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).   The 54th AFRAA AGA will be held under the high patronage of the Head of State of the Republic of Senegal from 11-13 December 2022 at the Centre International de Conférences Abdou Diouf (CICAD) at the kind invitation of Air Senegal.   The Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of the Republic of Senegal,  Alioune Sarr, met AFRAA Secretary General – Mr. Abderahmane Berthé and…

Michelle Anekeya Appointed Head of East Africa Operations for Hudson Sandler

Strategic communications consultancy firm Hudson Sandler has appointed Michelle Anekeya as Partner, Head of East Africa. Prior to her appointment, Anekeya was based at Hill+Knowlton Strategies where she worked for over a decade serving in different positions such as associate director, client service director and account director. She has a strong track record in the development of award-winning integrated communications campaigns, crisis communications, digital communications, employee and executive communications, media relations, people management, stakeholder relations and advocacy. Her career which spans over 16 years in integrated marketing and communications has…

OPPO Teams Up with Spotify for Smart and Customized Music Experiences in ColorOS 13

Global leading technology company OPPO today announced a new partnership with popular audio streaming platform Spotify, to create an all-new easy, and customizable music experience on OPPO smartphones through its latest ColorOS 13 Android-based Operating System. With the Spotify app fully integrated with many new smart features in ColorOS 13, Kenyan listeners can now enjoy music, podcasts, and audiobooks with easier access and convenient control over the Spotify app on the home screen of their OPPO device in Kenyan markets where listeners may register for and use the Spotify service.…

MultiChoice Unveils Exciting Content Line Up for GOtv, DSTV Customers

MultiChoice Kenya held its 2022 annual content showcase this week in an exciting reveal of upcoming sports, local and international content that will keep GOtv and DStv customer on the edge of their seats in the coming months. Nancy Matimu, Managing Director MultiChoice Kenya said, “Whatever our customers choose to watch, we always aim to surprise, delight, and resonate with them, bringing them value in every way. The next six months are set to do just that. Our flagship local channels in all MultiChoice markets will continue to tell stories…

Agilitee Is Now Officially A Public Company

Agilitee, the market leader in electric vehicles and the green revolution giant, today announced that following an approval the MOI by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in July to be converted from being a privately held company to a public company, it has also received the approval of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission for the conversion and Agilitee has as of today the 2 of September 2022 been converted into a public company. Agilitee is now officially a public company and this marks the first step towards the most…

LEAP Africa and Dow partner to drive youth engagement in sustainability across Africa

LEAP Africa, one of Africa’s foremost youth- focused leadership development organisation and Dow are pleased to announce the third edition of its Pan- African ‘Youth Day of Service (YDoS)’ campaign, a youth-led social impact campaign with the theme Youthful and Useful, a move that is in  commemoration of International Youth Day held on 12th August. The Youth Day of Service is a week-long event that seeks to foster the spirit of service to the community and volunteerism among the African youth population with a focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable…

KCB Foundation scholarship beneficiaries launch an alumni group

KCB Foundation scholarship beneficiaries launched an Alumni Club on 26th Aug. 2022 at KCB Leadership Centre. The Club is meant to provide an opportunity for beneficiaries to support each other past their tertiary education level through mutually beneficial interactions and mentorship between alumni and beneficiaries in school. It will also provide a link between KCB Foundation and the alumni, tabling opportunities for discussions on how the two can team up for greater impact. The alumni club will bring together over 3,500 beneficiaries who have gone through or are presently sponsored…

Tech Companies Making a Difference in Africa

Africa has long been touted as the continent with the most growth potential when it comes to tech and innovation. Many African countries are building their own equivalents of Silicon Valley and tech companies from all across the world have been setting up offices and launching themselves into markets across the continent. And in addition to growing their customer bases, these companies are also committing to making affecting change in Africa.Here’s how. Africa has long been touted as the continent with the most growth potential when it comes to tech…