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Submit your proposal for a chance to grow your business and disrupt how secondary education is delivered across Africa The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting growth-stage, educational technology (EdTech) innovators to apply for an opportunity to grow their ventures while contributing to improving the quality of education …

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Theodor Wonja Michael passes on at 94

One of the oldest living Germans of African descent has passed on. Theodor Wonja Michael died in Cologne on Saturday (19 October), aged 94. Michael, who was born on 15 January 1925 as the youngest of four children to a father from Cameroon and a German mother, was one of the few remaining Black Germans who lived through the horrors …

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Book Review: Memories of Theodor Wonja Michael

Deutsch Sein und Schwarz Dazu” (“To Be German and Black”) is a treasure and a gift for German historiography. It is a treasure because Theodor Michael succeeds in vividly describing and analysing key events of his dramatic life in a historical and political context, covering the period from the Weimar Republic to this day.

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Maisha Business: Project to support African women entrepreneurs in Europe launches

An initiative to promote African women entrepreneurs in Europe will launch in the German commercial city of Frankfurt/Main on 25 October. Maisha Business Women in Europe (MBWE) will offer women with refugee experience the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial ideas and market their products and services. According to Virginia Wangare Greiner, one of the directors of the empowerment project, MBWE …

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Meet the Ghanaian driving digital literacy in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies

    Getting Africa’s large and growing youth population ready for active roles in the global digital economy is no small task. But as one innovative social enterprise in Ghana has shown, when public and private sector partners collaborate to solve key societal problems, there is virtually no limit to what can be achieved.  “Our continent is a wealth of …

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Rwanda blazes trail in Africa as smartphone maker inaugurates factory in Kigali

A private company, Mara Phones, has opened a smartphone manufacturing plant in Kigali, blazing a trail in Africa in the local production of electronic goods. Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame Monday inaugurated what is being described as Africa’s “first high tech smartphone factory” in the country’s capital city. He commended the drive towards affordable smartphones and underlined the need to boost …

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More foreign-born teachers working in Germany

There are more teachers from abroad working in German schools than ever before. The last decade has seen an increase of 61% in the number of foreign teachers. More teachers in Germany have non-German passports than ever before, according to figures from the German Statistics Office Destatis published on 2 October. Despite the increase, the percentage remains relatively modest; only …

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Dangote unveils Waste-to-Wealth, recycling initiatives in Nigeria

As part of activities marking the 2019 Global Sustainability Week, employees of the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited (https://Dangote.com/) flagged off an environment initiative tagged “Waste to Wealth initiative”, focused on managing waste disposal while generating income and giving back to communities wherein it operates. The Company marked the Sustainability Week with the theme: “Our Community, Our Passion” with …

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Germany’s outstanding African students to be honoured in Hamburg

A laudable initiative to promote higher educational achievements among youth in the community of people of African origin in Germany holds its annual award ceremony in Hamburg on Saturday, 2 November 2019. The African Youth Education Awards (AYEA) motivates African-origin youth in the country to seek excellence in school. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed …

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Germany’s biggest business start-up fair holds in Berlin

Do you want to start a business, grow or revitalise your existing company and need inspiration, advice and funds? The German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days (Die Deutschen Gründer- und Unternehmertage or deGUT), holding in Berlin on 18-19 October, is the place to be. In addition to a comprehensive, free seminar and workshop program, the fair offers information on all start-up …

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