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HP and Cambridge join forces to support EdTech in Africa

In September, 25 influential African EdTech leaders will join a new fellowship program by Cambridge Partnership for Education and HP. The HP Cambridge EdTech Fellowship enhances participants' skills in leading impactful EdTech transformations in education systems. The inaugural cohort of EdTech...

Misinformation About COVID-19 Can Be Devastating in Rural West Africa

Sierra Leone was later than most to experience its first cases of COVID-19. Though the virus itself did not arrive in the country until 31 March 2020, rumours and fears spread among communities well before the country’s first confirmed case. As happened...

Afrilabs welcomes 7 new hubs into it’s Pan-African network

Afrilabs, a network of over 60 technology and innovation hubs across 27 African countries, has expanded by 7 new hub members, also extending its membership base to 3 new African countries - Sierra Leone, Somalia and Djibouti. Since its inception...

Twitter Reacts: 300 Dead, 600 Missing After Sierra Leone Mudslide

In the early hours of Monday morning, heavy rain struck Sierra Leone's capital city of Freetown. Although the country is prone to flooding, no one could have predicted the devastation that these particular floods would bring. As heavy flooding persisted,...

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

Orange has revealed that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in...

Sierra Leone: Digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives

Mobile phones serving as digital “wallets” for payments to response workers proved an invaluable tool in Sierra Leone’s response to the Ebola crisis, according to a new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance. With economic instability, natural...

Africell receives USD 35 mln investment

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) revealed that it will invest USD 35 million in telecom operator Africell. According to the IFC, the investment is intended to support the expansion and upgrade of mobile networks in Gambia, the DRC, Sierra...

Google develops Ebola-proof tablet device

Google and a group of technology volunteers have developed a tablet device that could help doctors in the fight against Ebola. According to the developers, the tablet has been designed in such a way that it can survive being...

Samsung donates 3000 smartphones in fight against Ebola

Samsung Electronics South Africa has revealed that the company will donate 3000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million (ZAR10,9 million) to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. The smartphones to be donated through the United Nations Office for the...

Renewable Energy Project commencing in West Africa

Sierra Leone has won the first call for proposals for the International Renewable Energy Agency/Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (IRENA/ADFD) financing facility; and have signed the 6MW Freetown Solar Park project, which will target urban and western rural districts...
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