Education & Capacity Building

DOB Equity Invests in learning accelerator Moringa for its regional expansion

October 30, 2019

KENYA – DOB Equity, a Dutch family-backed impact investor in East Africa, has invested in Moringa School, a technology learning accelerator in Kenya, to help it capitalize on the fast-growing demand for technical-skilled professionals. Founded in Nairobi in 2014, Moringa School offers an intensive tech education program designed to equip students with the right skillset […]

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Snapplify raises US$2m growth funding from Knife Capital and Hlayisani Capital

October 28, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA – South African ed-tech startup Snapplify has raised US$2 million funding to accelerate its international expansion initiatives and advance its data analytics capabilities to enhance classroom teaching effectiveness. Already Africa’s largest e-book aggregator and distributor, the company is now looking for further speed its growth with US$2 million in expansion capital. The capital […]

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SDG Investment Fund invests in African education platform to increase its portfolio

October 28, 2019

AFRICA – SDG Investment Fund, A Danish fund managed by IFU, in cooperation with Finnfund from Finland and Proparco from France, have invested US$22.23m in Africa Education Holding (AEH), which offers affordable high-quality programmes in labour market relevant studies of medicine, business, IT, law and social sciences. Proparco, a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement […]

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Finnish development financier to invest US$7m in Maarifa Education Group

October 25, 2019

AFRICA – Finnish development financier, Finnfund, is investing US$7m in Maarifa Education Group, a private tertiary education company operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. “This is Finnfund’s first direct investment in the education sector. Increasing access to tertiary education offers the students market relevant skills, bridging the gap of young graduates and labour market demands”, says Finnfund’s […]

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Moi University launches its first locally assembled MU Fortune Computers in Kenya

October 23, 2019

KENYA – Moi University launched a range of ICT devices assembled at Moi University’s Rivatex Complex in Eldoret town under the brand name MU. MU technologies Digital Assembly Plant launched new products namely MU Fortune Slim Book and MU Trigono which are both 360° convertible laptops. Others are MU Fortune Slim desktop, MU Fortune Liva […]

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Nokia partners Ethiopian universities to train students on latest technology

October 19, 2019

ETHIOPIA – Nokia, Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology and consumer electronics company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two leading universities in Ethiopia to promote digital skills and innovation. According to CNBC, Nokia will collaborate and provide high-level technical skills to students of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and Addis Ababa Institute […]

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Ethiopian Airlines to establish Business School with EU support

December 10, 2018

ETHIOPIA – Ethiopian Airlines and European Union Delegation to Ethiopia have signed a letter of intent to establish the Ethio-European International Business School (EEIBS) in Ethiopia. The School will focus on delivering training of the Masters in Business Admistration (MBA) course to the country and Africa’s budding entrepreneurs and young minds. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian […]

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Strathmore signs deal to offer degree courses on phones

February 18, 2016

KENYA – Strathmore University has signed a deal with a Silicon Valley-based education and social venture firm, One University Network (OUN), which will see the institution develop smartphone-based degree and certificate programmes.

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Vumatel brings free fibre broadband to schools

February 18, 2016

SOUTH AFRICA – Fibre broadband player Vumatel has promised to connect every school that it passes to its network.

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Foreign teachers leave Tanzania

February 15, 2016

TANZANIA – The decision by the Tanzanian government to kick out illegal immigrants had led to the expulsion of more than 5,500 foreign teachers as at the end of January.

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