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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a leader of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Online forum’s International Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the leading four in the Report’s political empowerment classification, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The nation therefore appeared a natural suitable for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Work initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program…

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Aerospace Africa 

Rwanda Moves to Increase Air Force Capacity by Acquiring Textron C-208 EX Aircraft

ATI Engineering Services LLC of Pennsylvania has been awarded USD10.1 Million contract to supply two Textron C-208 EX utility aircraft for the East African country’s airforce, according to a Foreign Military Sales notification issued by the US Air Force (USAF). The EX is the third variant of the all-metal, high-wing 208 Caravan – introduced in 1984 – and the second iteration of the Grand Caravan, a stretched version of the 208, which arrived four years later. It is powered by a 870hp PT6A-140 engine. This contract provides the procurement of…

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Africa Information Services 

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program is…

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Africa Education 

Disability Movement Asks Lungu To Make Education Free For The Differently Abled

Born Short Living Tall (BSLT) has written President Edgar Lungu asking that the Head of State makes education free for all people who are differently abled. BSLT Executive Director Ntalasha Chisha stated that the physically challenged have been neglected in the country. “Throughout history, people with disability have been hidden away or subjected to abuse, ignorance and prejudice by society. Up until now, significant battles have been fought for the rights of people with disabilities. This is because People with disabilities are more likely to experience poverty, live in poor…

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Africa Professional Services 

Ghana FA ends Relationship with Referees Association of Ghana after setting ultra modern Department

President of the Ghana Football Association Mr Kurt Okeaku has confirmed the Association has ended its long standing relationship with the Referees Association of Ghana after the FA set up the referees department. The GFA recently appointed retired FIFA referee Alex Kotey to head the position of Referees Manager which is in accordance with FIFA’s regulation. Alex Kotey will now take over the general recruitment of referees which used to be the preserve of RAG. According to Kurt Okraku, the establishment of the Referee’s Managers position is part of efforts to…

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