Canon Central and North Africa launches virtual film school for filmmakers

NORTH AFRICA – Canon Central and North Africa announced the launch of its revolutionary virtual film school called Canon Academy Video, aimed at providing filmmakers with a dynamic, interactive, and engaging educational platform. Canon is a provider of digital cameras, digital SLR cameras, inkjet printers & professional printers for business and home users With this first of its kind, newly…

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Carnegie Mellon University and Mastercard partner to drive youth-led digital transformation in Africa

RWANDA – Carnegie Mellon University–Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, the only American campus on the entire continent, together with the Rwandan government and the MasterCard Foundation have announced a “transformational” US$275.7 million investment in the institution, and higher education development across Africa. According to a statement from the university, US$175 million of the foundation’s investment will go to expanding engineering and…

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EdTech platform Emonovo secures bridge round to strengthen new brand strategy

MENA – Emonovo (previously MARJ3), an education technology platform in the MENA region, has secured an undisclosed bridge round from key angel investors in the US, Europe, and MENA, as well as a follow-up investment from Flat6Labs. Emonovo uses data and technology to connect young people in the region with the greatest majors and universities throughout the world. The participating…

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Eskom partners SARETEC to develop renewable energy artisan skills in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Eskom, electricity public utility, and the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to formalise the collaboration to develop renewable energy artisan skills in South Africa. The MOA will also support the implementation of the Eskom Just Energy Transition (JET) Strategy. Eskom has developed a comprehensive JET Strategy which places equal…

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170 cybersecurity trainees graduate from USIU Cyber Shujaa program

KENYA – The first cohort of 170 trainees has graduated from the Cyber Shujaa program run by the United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) in partnership with Kenya Bankers Association and Serianu Limited. The program is funded by the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) and it seeks to address existing gaps within the ICT and Cybersecurity sector in Africa. This…

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Ecommerce company QNET launches first African training centre in Ghana

GHANA – QNET, an e-commerce based direct selling company, has established its first-ever training centre in the Sub-Saharan Africa region in collaboration with Botsumtwi Limited. Located in East Legon, Accra, this new training centre will see the company bringing world-class training workshops and educational programmes for its community of distributors to participate in to enhance their management skills, increase business…

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Edtech startup Kukua raises US$6m in Series A round to establish its content

KENYA – Kukua, a Nairobi-based educational entertainment startup, which is the creator of the cartoon superhero brand Super Sema, has raised US$6 million in a Series A round. The round was sponsored by Tencent Investments and Italy-based VC Alchimia. Other investors in the round include EchoVC, FirstMinute Capital, and Auxxo Female Catalyst. Kukua says the financing will help it continue…

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Edtech Moringa School secures pre-Seed investment from Proparco

KENYA – Moringa School, an intensive tech education program, has received an investment from Proparco to support its expansion outside Kenya. Moringa has been training high school/university graduates to be software engineers and data scientists for the past 7 years in Kenya and has trained over 4,000 students with an employment rate of over 85%. The investment from Proparco will…

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Edtech startup Kibo School raises US$2m seed fund to launch degree program

NIGERIA – Kibo School, an online school that is set to offer several STEM degree programs targeted at students in Africa, has secured US$2 million seed funding led by Neo, a VC firm by the co-founder of Code.org. Future Africa, Pledges, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Transcend Network and several angel investors also participated in the round. The new funding brings the…

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Private education group Advtech raises stake in Makini Schools to 94%

KENYA – South African private education group Advtech has raised its stake in Makini Schools to 94 percent from 90 percent previously and introduced the Cambridge International Curriculum to complement the local syllabus. The firm has progressively raised its direct and indirect stake in the school, which currently operates seven facilities in Nairobi and Kisumu. Advtech, which disclosed the higher…

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