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- Bharti Airtel (‘Airtel’) has announced a partnership with The Learning Resources Management Group to provide an extensive e-learning program for Airtel employees across 17 African countries.In addition to the practical benefits it offers, the program will also build a culture of learning and community amongst Airtel employees by facilitating and sharing knowledge and expertise between peers. Airtel has already invested in a comprehensive suite of 500 courses from the Learning Resources Management Group touching on a range of subjects including – Accounting, IT, HR, Customer Service, Leadership and Management skills, amongst others.

- Ghana:Two organisations that support entrepreneurship have partnered to launch a project to transform young technology enthusiasts into successful entrepreneurs. The initiative, launched by Enablis Entrepreneurial Network and NetHope on June. This year, targets 100 tech savvy youth from universities, technical institutions and technological incubation centres among others. Overall, it will support 100 innovative technology ideas from Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana.

- Chitungwiuza Central Hospital in Zimbabwe has started a computerisation programme to improve its service delivery. Addressing journalists at the hospital recently during the launch of its Silver Jubilee celebrations, CEO Dr Obadiah Moyo said computerisation would improve the management of patients' information."There is total computerisation of the hospital going on as we speak and a training programme for the staffers has already begun," said Dr Moyo."The hospital started training certified nurses and maternity nurses, and more than 1 000 nurses graduated from the school," Dr Moyo said. The hospital was chosen for a pilot project for the 2012 e-Government programme.

- Tanzania — Ifakara Community Group (ICG) has donated 49 computers worth 34.5m/- to community secondary schools, the police's Criminal Investigation Department and courts of law in Kilombero District. The donation comprises three laptops handed over to the two public offices and desktop computers to secondary schools aimed at helping students learn computers.

-28 Kenyan judges were yesterday given iPads and BlackBerry smartphones to help them in their work. Each of the judges was given the new iPad and a BlackBerry torch all of which are loaded with relevant software and materials relevant to their judicial work including the Kenya Law Reports, Holy Books, and the Law Dictionary among others.