By vbassey

GIA to return in Autumn

Games Industry Africa will be on hiatus and return in August. Hitting the half way stage of the year comes with a privileged opportunity to reflect, recharge and return with a larger emphasis on continuing to support the efforts of developers across the African continent.

Emerge Gaming and MTN to launch MTN Arena

Emerge Gaming Limited, the operator of online eSports and casual gaming competition and tournament platform technology, has signed an agreement with Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited (MTN) to distribute, market and operate Emerge’s platform technology under the brand “MTN Arena”, in South Africa.

Digital Lab Africa announces Winners

Following 500 submissions from 32 countries across the African continent, Digital Lab Africa celebrating its fourth edition has announced Robert Mensah from Nigeria and Tristan Mocke from South Africa winners in the video game category.

Microsoft partners with Gebeya to launch Virtual Skillslab

As part of its continued efforts to build digital skills capacity, employability, and close the skills gap on the African continent, Microsoft 4Afrika has partnered with Pan-African EdTech company and talent marketplace Gebeya Inc. and the Technology and Innovation Institute, Ethiopia (TechIn) to launch its first virtual SkillsLab in Ethiopia. For those with long term ambitions to delve into the gaming industry it could be a watershed moment.