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Oracle Project Aims to Build African Students’ Skills in Computer Networking and Databases

Oracle Project Aims to Build African Students’ Skills in Computer Networking and Databases

Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation today officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment.


Africa-Focused Technology Logistics Company, ACE To Receive $2.6 Million USD In Funding

Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa-focused technology driven e-commerce logistics and warehousing firm has received funding of US$850,000 from Interswitch’s recently launched ePayment Growth Fund, as part of a $2.6 million USD investment that would enable the company expand across Africa.


Interswitch Launches $10 Million Fund To Grow Africa’s Payment Industry

Leading pan-African integrated payment, processing and transaction switching company, Interswitch today announced the launch of a $10 million USD ‘ePayment Growth Fund’ which has already made its first investment.


Nokia’s HERE Maps Gets Major Updates For Android And Windows Phone In 10 African Nations

Nokia has started rolling out updates for its Windows Phone and Android Here mapping apps with “significant improvements” in about ten African countries and island nations. According to the company, it is bringing support for turn-by-turn navigation in Mayotte and Zimbabwe, while adding significant improvements to the maps for Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Liberia, Madagascar,


Mobile Ad Platform, InMobi Reaches Over One Billion Mobile Devices [INFOGRAPHIC]

InMobi, a leading mobile advertising platform, today announced that it reached over one billion unique mobile devices on its network in Q4 2014, making it the only mobile-first advertising platform to reach this landmark milestone. The key InMobi network statistics show that over 100 million consumers interact with InMobi at least six times per day


Rwanda Launches First Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project In East Africa

Rwanda is now home to the first utility-scale solar energy project in the whole of East Africa — thanks to Gigawatt Global’s 8.5 megawatt (MW) solar project located at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, a residential community in rural Rwanda. The $23.7 million solar energy project which was completed in early February is expected to boost

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Vigitabs Allow OAU’s Online Distance Learning Students Learn On-The-Go

With partnership from Edutech Software Solutions, a Lagos-based Education Technology company that designed and developed an indigenous and comprehensive eLearning solution for the programme, the University has made it possible for its students to learn on-the-go, from anywhere in the world, for the first time.


Meet The 23 Entrepreneurs That Got Into The Green Pioneer Acceleration Program

Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos has announced its next set of entrepreneurs selected to participate in the 2015 Green Pioneer Acceleration Program. The Green Pionner Acceleration Program is a business accelerator that seeks to support social enterprises with innovative products and services concerned about the effects of climate change. 11 committed entrepreneurs were