‘We had to fight for the crown’: Seven-year-old Angela Roqo wins International Junior Miss SA


Seven-year-old Angela Rocco wins Miss SA International. Photo: Submitted by the family Little Angela Rocco won the Miss Youth International 2021/2022 title in South Africa on October 9, 2021, at an event in Durban. Her mother, Zichona Rocco, shares Angela’s journey with us, from her first title to her last achievement. At just three years old, Angela was already giving eloquent speeches and winning crowns in beauty pageants on various stages across South Africa. After winning the title of First

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Google Announces Scholarship Program As Part Of Initiative To Train 100 000 African Developers


This morning Google announced a new African Scholarship program aimed at helping developers become dependent on Google’s Android, web and cloud technologies. For this year, Google is offering 30,000 scholarships and 1,000 scholarships for Associate Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. The scholarship program will be facilitated by Google partners Pluralsight and Andela who offer what Google calls “an extensive educational curriculum designed to prepare motivated learners for entry-level and intermediate roles as software developers.” Are

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Google is looking for thousands of Africans who want to learn to code


Google has promised to teach 100,000 Africans to code for the web and mobile phones. Currently, you are looking for candidates to learn Android application programming, build websites, and be Google Cloud experts. The training is free, and it comes with the opportunity to get the full certification for free as well. Submissions are open here. Visit Business Insider South Africa for more stories. Google searches for thousands of people from anywhere in Africa who want to learn programming. The

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If you’re a Pakistani woman, you can now avail the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship – Celebrity


Educational activist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Oxford graduate Malala Yousafzai is not only a vital voice for a new generation that appears to have inherited a shattered world, but also the leader aspiring to change it. Because of her immaculate contributions and hard work for causes defending women’s education in Pakistan, the US Congress has passed a bill named after her that expands the number of scholarships for women in Pakistan under a merit- and needs-based program. As required

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Miss Africa Idaho Scholarship Program to take place in Boise on Saturday


The annual Miss Africa Idaho Scholarship Program Saturday to Boise. While all contestants have already been selected, we welcome anyone to come and see more information about the different cultures of Africa in a family friendly event. Program director Winnie Christensen says they have worked hard all year to prepare for Saturday. “They worked hard for this event, they want to showcase their culture and educate people,” she said. “They want to bridge that gap and show people, ‘Hey, we’re

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Google-linked DeepMind launches scholarships in South Africa


Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has donated scholarships to four Wits University students to complete master’s degrees in the field of machine learning. The scholarships – to be provided by Alphabet’s AI research firm DeepMind – will fund students enrolled for master’s degrees in computer science, artificial intelligence or robotics between 2022 and 2024. DeepMind scholarships include tuition and stipends as well as conference and equipment funding. The company will fund two Master’s students who aim to complete their

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G-Mobile triumphs over MACRA in licence case


The High Court of Zumba, Malawi, has refused to revoke the mobile telecommunications license granted to Globally Advanced Integrated Mobile Networks Limited (G-Mobile). The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has rescinded the license after G-Mobile failed to exceed several of the company’s start-up deadlines. A Zumba Supreme Court judge found MACRA’s decision unconstitutional. Judge Godfrey Moisi said, “A decision of a public authority may be overturned if the authority has acted without jurisdiction, has exceeded its jurisdiction or has failed

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Zimbabwe: 83 Students Off to Russia, Algeria


Dozens of students continue to benefit from presidential and national scholarship programs annually with another 83 leaving for Russia and Algeria to study science. Minister of Higher and University Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Professor Amon Morra, who was representing President Mnangagwa, yesterday chaired a farewell ceremony for 68 students heading to Algeria and 15 heading to Russia. Students will pursue various science programs including engineering, pharmacy, material science, and mathematics. Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Mroueh said the country

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Girl 17, takes over as ‘New TNM CEO’ | Malawi Nyasa Times


To celebrate the International Day of the Girl in 2021, 17-year-old Enipher from Khwalala Secondary School has been assigned the role of Senior CEO of Malawi’s leading mobile operator, TNM Plc, to serve as a model for current CEO Arnold Mbwana. A Form 3 student took over the position of Mbwana after learning about the operations of an integrated ICT company. Among other things, Enipher (as CEO of TNM Plc) has highlighted that it will amplify the provision of computers

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Emirates News Agency – Foreign Affairs Ministry, Sorbonne University sign agreement to support education in Africa


ABU DHABI, June 25 / WAM / The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has signed a cooperation agreement with Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi to support the education sector in a number of African countries. In a recent virtual ceremony, the agreement was signed by Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for International Development Affairs, and Professor Silvia Serrano, Vice President of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The agreement comes in line with the efforts

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