Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet Access Built for Africa

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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The Future is ‘Smart’ but is it Equal? African Women’s Digital Agency

As mobile and smartphone use expands across Africa, Fatimah Kelleher asks what role African women play in digital futures, and how we build a more egalitarian digital present where African women can fully use and become more active in technological innovation. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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The Big Question: What Role Should Technology Play in Africa’s Development?

Technology is the touchstone of development. Acquiring advanced technologies helped boot-strap China and India out of the economic doldrums in a generation. Across Europe and North America, it’s maintained the West’s economic, social, cultural, political, and military leadership. Yet for decades, Africa was perceived as having been left behind. Now, as mobile technology spreads across…

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Africans & Mobile Apps For Social Change

With the growth of mobile phones in Africa, the use of Apps is also catching on.  The app is software that can be used on mobile phones, computers and MP3players. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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ICT Development In Africa

Three African countries have made significant progress in the Information and Communications Technology sector (ICT). Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda have taken important steps to close the so called “digital divide”, according to the International Telecommunications Union Measuring Information Society, an agency of the UN. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Mauritius To Get Its Own Fiber-Optic Network

Mauritius is set to join a growing number of African countries that will have their own fiber-optic network, ensuring high quality bandwidth for Internet connections. The new network will enable the government to make Internet service more affordable and accessible to the general population. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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