The author grew up in Kenya and the Sudan and is a web-technology professional. Therefore, the focus of his blog is on new information and communication technologies (ICT) in Africa. You will find many interesting articles about "Internet and Africa", "mobile phones and Africa" or "inventions from Africa". Furthermore, you will also find a "calendar of African technology events". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"Interest in language technology research for African languages has seen a tremendous increase in recent years. This is marked by the growing availability of digital corpora, dictionaries and tools for many (formerly) resource-scarce African languages. The AfLaT website aims to catalogue these resources for the benefit of researchers interested in African language technology.AfLaT.org contains a steadily growing collection of bibliographic resources, web links and tools, provided by AfLaT members." ... [according to site editor’s information]
Probably one of the first trials to establish a socalled "virtual research environment" in Africa (using e-mail, mailing lists, databases, file transfer, Internet Resource Guides etc.). The website offers access to the mails and other documents that were exchanged in the course of theses first trials starting 1994. [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]
According to his own statement, the author of this Twitter account lists "African Twitter users". As also non-African users are listed, what (also) counts seems to be the "African content" of the Tweets.
"Emeka Okafor is a venture catalyst and entrepreneur who lives in New York City. He is the Maker Faire Africa curator and was the director for TED Global 2007 that took place in Arusha, Tanzania. His other interests include sustainable technologies in the developing world and paradigm breaking technologies in general. His blog, Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa. " ... [according to site editor’s information]
Information and news around the topic of "open source software" in Africa ("A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product, source-material, 'blueprints', and documentation available at no cost to the public." according to en.wikipedia). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Articles around the topic of "open source" in Africa ("A main principle and practice of open source software development is peer production by bartering and collaboration, with the end-product, source-material, 'blueprints', and documentation available at no cost to the public." according to en.wikipedia) and generally on the topic of ICTs in Africa. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
"The Development Policy Review Network is a network of development experts and policymakers in the Netherlands and Belgium who aim to reduce the gap between science, policy, development practice and the corporate sector." DPRN offers a whole range of online fulltext publications as well as two databases with access to fulltexts (see table of contents)....