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Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is AfricanBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how African innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to:

5 of Africa’s Leading Innovative Companies


Africa is fast becoming synonymous with innovation and technological advances that are simplifying the developing conditions of Africa. These innovative companies are fast making their mark across Africa and the world; as a result Africa is seeing an increase in companies dedicated to solid innovation and providing some of the best jobs on the continent. 1. Rocket Internet The company …

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U.S. company, Capstone Turbine, launches cutting edge power technology in Angola


On April 28th in Luanda, Capstone Turbine of the United States, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, presented a technical seminar to launch their highly effective power technology in Angola. Capstone’s technology can run on a wide range of cost-saving fuel sources. Angolan companies and government representatives in the fields of energy production, agriculture, and infrastructure development, joined Capstone to …

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Ghana Immigration Service Training School Opens IT Laboratory


IOM Ghana and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have opened an information technology laboratory at the GIS Training School and Academy (ISATS) at Assin Fosu, Central Region of Ghana. The project, designed to build GIS information technology capacity, was funded by the European Union (EU) through the Ghana Integrated Migration Management Approach (GIMMA) project, implemented jointly by GIS and IOM. …

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Ehlanzeni students to take part in HIV testing campaign

Mduduzi Manana

By – Pretoria – Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana will on Friday take the First Things First Higher Education and Training HIV/Aids (HEAIDS) Programme to Ehlanzeni Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Mlumati Campus, Mpumalanga. The HEAIDS programme provides a health advisory service that includes HIV testing and counselling, TB and STI screening. The HEAIDS …

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Digital course giving hope to unemployed youth

Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

By – Johannesburg – When Aphiwe Cengimbo matriculated in 2011, what he knew for sure was that he wanted to be in the media and digital industry. However, with no funding to pursue his dream through a tertiary institution, his dreams were shattered. Determined not to give up on his dream, the 24-year-old from Vosloorus in the East Rand …

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Data Saving ‘KairosWebTV’ Launches in Nigeria

From Left: Mr. Ejiro Eghagha, Managing Partner Mercury West Africa, Mr Onoriode Akpe, Chief Executive Officer of Red Sappire Limited, Mr. Celestine Achi, the CEO of Cihan Group and the founder of KairosWebTV and Ms. Ruth Opakunle, Head Marketing of Cihan Group

Set To Boost Entrepreneurship Will Stream Rio2016 Live KairosWebTV, a next-generation premier online TV platform for emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups, news and insights, technology trends, edutainment, skits, events & online digital training, is set to transform Nigeria’s online television space. The space is witnessing a big bang with the launch of http://www.kairosweb.TV , an innovative premier WebTV owned and …

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Rehabilitation of Kalimani Earth Dam

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The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. Today, the Presentation of Special Seedlings for a GGP project “The Project for the Rehabilitation of Kalimani Earth Dam” was held in Kalimani Location, Matinyani Division, Matinyani District, Kitui County. The Grant Contract of this project …

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Zambia to Implement the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System


A mission of the International Monetary Fund visited Lusaka during April 4–8, 2016, to assist the authorities with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), which was endorsed by the Executive Board in May 2015. The mission supported the development of the National Summary Data Page (NSDP), which will be posted on the Central Statistical Office website, …

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The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform

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Guardian TV will provide exclusive video interviews, as well as up-to-the-minute videos from across the world. The Guardian (, Nigeria’s most trusted newspaper, launched its online TV platform, Guardian TV (, on Wednesday, April 27. Guardian TV will provide exclusive video interviews, as well as up-to-the-minute videos from across the world, and will be available on virtually any device that …

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SA: SOCs must support re-industrialisation, localisation

lynne brown

By – Cape Town – Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says supporting re-industrialisation is critical for state-owned companies as it will help to bolster growth and transform the economy. Tabling the department’s Budget Vote at the National Assembly on Tuesday, the Minister said when it comes to shareholding and participation, the domestic economy was still dominated by race and …

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