The author of the site, Ken Banks is the creator of FrontlineSMS, a mobile messaging application used by grassroots non-profit communities worldwide. Among others, the website offers a database which contains projects wordlwide using mobile phones for development project and the like. The site and its blog moreover offer a lot of articles and information connecting new technologies to anthropology, conservation and development. Ken Banks is computer scientist and later on studied at SOAS. Since the early 1990s he travelled a lot around different African countries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This site offers information on information and communication technologies in Africa (for the moment, about 20 African countries are dealt with). You will find many fulltext documents and a database with information on ICT indicators in different African countries. [editors ilissAfrica]"Research ICT Africa! seeks to fulfil a strategic gap in the development of a sustainable information society and knowledge economy on the African continent by building information communication technology (ICT) policy and regulatory research capacity in Africa needed to inform effective governance.
Through a network of African researchers it will generate the information and analysis needed to inform appropriate but visionary policy formulation and effective regulation of ICTs across Africa. It will embark on sustained and rigorous research to provide decision-makers with the data and analysis to make informed decisions in the public interest.
The Research ICT Africa! partners include tertiary institutions and development agencies in Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia." ... [according to site editor's information]
Blog of the researcher Tierno Bah about past and present issues of Guinea, as well as some other African states. Bah also writes an amount of other interesting blogs, especially about West Africa (Mande, Fulani, Fuuta, ....) and about computer science in Africa (list of blogs: see table of contents).You will also find some fulltexts and e-books (e.g. in Ajami-Fulfulde includind Latin transcription). ... [editors ilissAfrica]