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Kenya: Biometric Exercise Boosts Kenya Adolescent Girls

Nairobi — Thousands of Kenyan girls that regularly attend school, as well as their households, are set to benefit from a biometric registration exercise a United Kingdom aid agency is supporting.

UKAid is supporting the Adolescent Girls Initiative- Kenya (AGI-Kenya) to conduct a biometric registration exercise for 3 000 adolescent girls in 60 schools in Wajir County.

Implemented by Save the Children, the exercise uses easy-to-use and inexpensive equipment to read students' fingerprints to record daily attendance.

Ethiopian schools connectivity project boost with China Huawei

ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) -- Chinese telecom solution provider Huawei has delivered a project that aims to promote resources sharing and educational exchanges among schools in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

The Addis Ababa School Net Project will create connectivity among 65 education institutions, including 64 secondary schools and one university college through information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

E-learning system wins Seedstars World competition in Ethiopia

Software development startup AhadooTec won the Ethiopian leg of the Seedstars World competition in Addis Ababa yesterday for Fidel, its e-learning and school management system.

AhadooTec will now progress to the global Seedstars World final in Geneva, Switzerland next year to compete for up to US$500,000 in equity investment.

The Ethiopian leg – which came after African heats already took place in Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast,Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya – was hosted at iceaddis.

Rwanda to Host World's First 'Drone Airport'

The government has moved to set up a regulatory framework for remotely piloted aircraft, popularly referred to as 'drones,' following investor interest to establish the world's first drone airport (drone port) in the country beginning next year.

Last month, Norman Foster, a renowned British architect, expressed interest by his firm, Foster + Partners, alongside business partners to build the world's first drone port in the country to facilitate transport of urgent medical supplies and electronic parts to remote parts of the region using drones.

Happy Independence Day Nigeria! Google joins celebrations with a Doodle

It’s exactly 55 years ago now since Nigeria got her independence from British colonial rule and became sovereign nation.

It’s been 55 long and difficult years plagued by a Civil War, insurgency and bouts of economic depression. Nevertheless we Nigerians have managed to remain some of the happiest people on earth, not just because we choose to be happy, but because there’s still so much of a bright future to look forward to. For that reason alone, there’s a reason to celebrate.

MTN Business completes Hybrid Cloud offering with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

MTN Business has taken another step in moving African enterprises closer to accessing cloud services. The company today announced it would offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to its clientele.

Customers can use Azure ExpressRoute as a value added service, to enable a security-enhanced, SLA-backed network connection to Microsoft Azure. Azure ExpressRoute will also give customers connectivity access to additional services on Azure.

IBM completes pro bono projects in support of Rwanda’s growth

An IBM team spent one month in Kigali working on three projects which were aligned with the Rwanda government’s SMART Rwanda agenda. The projects dealt with the Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda National Police and the Imbuto Foundation. They then presented their recommendations to Rwandan authorities with a view to bolster the country’s development, public safety, citizen engagement and economic opportunities.

BRCK Education launches Kio Kit a value priced tablet for primary schools

Earlier this week, BRCK Education, a division of BRCK launched a value priced tablet that will be running web-based content and locally cached videos. BRCK is a Nairobi- based hardware and services tech company whose flagship product is the BRCK, which is an internet connectivity device made for low infrastructure environments.

Women in Tech Africa launches database of Africa’s high-flying women in tech

Women in Tech Africa, the largest women in tech group in over 30 countries, has created a database of a cross section of its members and links to their LinkedIn profiles and tags of their specialties to help women in tech be found.

The Database is searchable by skill set, country and other details and is open to recruiters, chief executive officers, event organizers in Africa to find their next hire, next speaker or even their next board member online.

Samsung talks education and ICT Skills at 5th Innovation Africa

Samsung has announced it will be taking part in the fifth Innovation Africa Summit taking place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda from 30 September to 2 October 2015. Over 40 African ministers, deputy ministers, and cabinet secretaries from 30 countries are expected to meet and share insights on education, innovation and ICT skills development in Africa.

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