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UmojaHack Africa 2021

1150 students participate in UmojaHack Africa 2021 ML hackathon

More than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa have participated in the UmojaHack Africa 2021 virtual machine learning hackathon. The hackathon organized by Zindi took place on the weekend of 27-28 March. 1150 Students from 21 African countries joined the event participating in three different machine learning challenges. They

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1.1M Africans acquire digital skills during COVID-19

Microsoft is announcing it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories acquire digital skills. Out of this, over one million learners across Africa participated in the Microsoft Global Skills program. The global skills initiative offers free online courses across Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub learning platforms. It

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Wentors, Microsoft to provide mentorship and training to 1,000 women in tech

Wentors is partnering with Microsoft to provide mentorship and training to one thousand women in tech. Through the initiative Microsoft 4Afrika will provide a platform to encourage women working in the technology industry in Africa. Wentors is a global community of women in technology mentoring and nurturing each other through

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AECF launches innovation fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy in Africa

African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is announcing a US$1.2 million innovation fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy to create new business opportunities in Africa. Entrepreneurs and Businesses using renewable energy located in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe can apply for funding. The deadline for

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Women Techsters Initiative to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills

Microsoft is working with Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative, Tech4Dev, to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills through the Women Techsters initiative. The initiative will will focus on training women and girls in software development, product design, product management, data science and

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Liquid Telecom consolidates services, rebrands as Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Liquid Telecom is announcing the culmination of all its business from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group. The company is rebranding its name from Liquid Telecom to Liquid Intelligent Technologies to mark this change. Over the last two decades, Liquid has firmly established

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Manchester United fans in Africa will get access to MUTV in new partnership with StarTimes

Manchester United is announcing a new partnership with StarTimes to bring MUTV to its numerous fans in Africa. Digital TV operator, StarTimes, will distribute MUTV to subscribers in over 30 countries across sub-Saharan African. Viewers in countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana will receive exclusive Manchester United content

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CSPs must transform to provide customers with a more seamless digital experience

Pikie Monaheng, CEO of Amdocs South Africa says the covid-19 global pandemic is accelerating the need for digitization. He is therefore asking communications service providers (CSPs) to step up as African customers demand a more seamless digital customer experience. It’s no secret that CSPs need to transform their businesses to

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How technology could promote growth in 5 African countries

For several years now, Africa has been viewed as an upcoming growth market. According to experts, there are several reasons to back the optimism: the continent has the youngest population globally, a promising consumption market for decades to come, and the continent is increasingly mobile phone-enabled. A growing digital ecosystem

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