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Africa needs female entrepreneurs of choice
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Africa needs female entrepreneurs of choice

As founder of Yeigo, one of the world’s first VoIP applications, Rapelang Rabana was named one of Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs by Forbes and included in Oprah Magazine’s “O Power List”. In her newest venture, she’s tackling two of eLearning’s greatest challenges: measuring impact and improving the retention of knowledge. Here she talks with eLearning Africa about what’s wrong with on-the-job training, why eLearning […]

Bullion ebullient
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Bullion ebullient

In this edition: the gender gap is bridged – as is the Atlantic ocean. Find out what books Ugandans like to read most, how the country’s doctors are helping diagnose fevers on the other side of the world, and about the Ugandan film with Oscar-winning potential – read on… Uganda News in brief: Mbabazi-M7 row: spy tapes show extent of Mbabazi support (Observer) ++++ […]

Web 2.0 and social media learning opportunities
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Web 2.0 and social media learning opportunities

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Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source Internet applications designed to enhance collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost. These new technologies, known as Web 2.0 and social media, enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) is hosting a series of 5-day learning […]

The suspense is killing me
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The suspense is killing me

“Those most often left behind are language minorities. Keeping the promise of the MDGs requires a new understanding of the critical role of language in human development. Because there can be no true development without linguistic development, only by putting language at the centre of development can we close the gaps and meet key targets of the MDGs and other global agendas such as […]

Social media rebranding agriculture
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Social media rebranding agriculture

Eds: Many thanks to Adebola Adedugbe for agreeing to do the interview after a lengthy power cut in Abuja! Energetic, resourceful young Africans make up roughly 50% of the Continent’s population. And their rising numbers go hand in hand with a decreasing agricultural workforce. Waves of young people migrate from rural to urban areas in search of white-collar jobs and better earnings. Why pick […]

Solar classrooms light up African education
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Solar classrooms light up African education

Africa is a hotbed of technological innovation. The challenges it faces – of bridging the urban-rural divide, expanding infrastructure and extending education – are seen by many of the Continent’s digital pioneers as opportunities for creativity and invention. The task now is to start developing their ideas on a continental scale. by Alasdair MacKinnon For Asia Kamukama, innovation means a four-by-four with solar panels […]

The Three E’s of the Technology Revolution: Ecommerce, Entrepreneurship, and Education (repost)
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The Three E’s of the Technology Revolution: Ecommerce, Entrepreneurship, and Education (repost)

We are in the midst of a new leg of the Technology Revolution: mobile technology. Emissaries, acolytes, and strategists have all converged, coming from diverse backgrounds, geographical locations, and age groups. They’ve all learned to creatively synthesize social media and various apps to literally mobilize the troops. The myriad foot soldiers who have been incubated in a petri dish of war, poverty, and a […]