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Computer programme advances Kenya STEM education

Burhani Managing Director, Zoher Pirbhai, and Lydia Mutegi,
Kibera sub-county Directorate of Education representative

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – INTEREST in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Kenya is set to increase following the signing of a partnership between an engineering company and Kibera Sub-County government. Burhani Engineers Limited will provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county. […]

Women keen disrupt male dominated ICT sector

Standard Bank Top Women Conference

By GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE forthcoming Standard Bank Top Women Conference  scheduled for next month would explore strategies how women can thrive in male-dominated industries. The event is scheduled for Johannesburg on August 16-17. World-renowned South African HIV/Aids research pioneer Doctor Glenda Gray and Deputy Minister in the Department of Telecommunications and […]

Mass arrests in Uganda constitutional tensions

yoweri museveni

From HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – UGANDAN police have come under fire for the incessant crackdown on critics opposing plans by legislators to drop presidential age limits from the constitution.If successful, this would allow President Yoweri Museveni to run for another term. More than 50 people from the opposition and civil […]

Plans to prosecute Mugabe critics flop

MUGABE-AU

From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – MORE than 200 Zimbabweans have fallen foul to draconian legislation invoked to charge individuals allegedly insulting or undermining the authority of President Robert Mugabe. Human rights groups said there had been an increase in such cases in recent months ahead of next year’s elections. The […]

Botswana endorses SAP Africa Code Week

Youth are the main beneficiaries of the Africa Code Week

By SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MORE than 400 teachers in Botswana have undergone training in computer coding as part of a globally-recognised, continent wide initiative to equip youth in the continent with the requisite digital skills. Multinational software corporation, SAP, along with its partners and Botswana’s Ministry of Basic Education, successfully trained the […]

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