By Harold Elletson It is baking hot and there is no breeze to stir the windsock on the edge of a tiny airstrip in the Western Australian desert. A small light aircraft is just visible in the distance through the heat haze. In one of the buildings in what passes for a settlement on the edge of the airfield, a group of children have […]
It is amazing to think what human ambition is truly capable of; particularly turning something of great adversity into one of hope, change agent none the less. If you had asked many people a few years ago what a drone was, don’t be surprised if the responses were aligned to a killing machine. The use of remotely piloted aircraft, otherwise known as drones, were […]
Invest in Africa Now!, matching African project promoters and investors worldwide Invest in Africa Now! (IIAN) is a new private company which aims at matching African project promoters and investors. It uses a comprehensive approach – from scoping of interventions till investor feedback – aided by an online equity platform, advertising (TV, Digital and Print), a co-investment fund, and the organisation of investor meetings […]
As an education consultant, Hala worked in several projects that obliged her to her travel outside of Khartoum. She saw schools with no roofs and no chairs. In fact, these were schools with nothing but very bright students whose eyes glowed as they regarded the lady from Khartoum who spoke Arabic in a accent they did not understand. Coming back to Khartoum always reinforced […]
When Dutch sailors first landed in Mauritius in 1598, they discovered an island paradise rich in lush, tropical vegetation and with abundant supplies of fresh water. They also famously found the dodo, which has been described as a “feathered tortoise,” a bird so fat that it could not fly. It provided an easy target and a ready supply of meat for even the most […]
Four comprehensive panel talks at this year’s eLearning Africa conference, taking place in Mauritius from September 27 to 29, will explore how technology enhanced learning can be used to develop useful and lifelong skills that are attractive to employers and reinforce learners’ employability. The thoughtfully devised sessions will examine how technology can be used across a wide range of education and training models to […]
Located in Uganda’s Oyam district, an area traumatised by two-decades of LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) conflict, Iceme Girls’ Senior Secondary School is using its newly-established Digital Inclusion Centre to educate, empower and support its students and surrounding community to heal the scars of the past.
Throughout eLearning Africa 2014, social media was alive with eLearning chatter. See how far the messages reached and what the Twitter community had to say about speakers and events at this year’s conference.
This week in the Uganda News Review: the school in Malaba and the woman who built it up from scratch, the latest feat in Ugandan engineering, and the scheme to send 1,000 more students to University this year. Read on… Uganda News in Brief: floating island blocks Luzira port (Monitor) ++++ Infighting damages Museveni presidential campaign (Observer) ++++ National census to create 1000 jobs […]
Cameroonian entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong – known to some 30,000 Twitter followers as @africatechie – is the founder and CEO of AppsTech, a company active in over 50 countries. A recipient of many business and entrepreneurship awards, Ms Enonchong is a passionate advocate for African interests on the global stage; her Twitter outlet, meanwhile, has become an essential channel for African technology news and comment. […]