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]
"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]
"For fourteen years the Highway Africa conference has been at the centre of Africa’s debates on journalism and new media. The conference has over the years become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world." You will find a lot of information on the current conference, some information on past conferences can be found under "news". The "research" section offers you some free e-books concerning media and journalism in Africa (content see table of contents)....
Students of the Axel Springer Akademie for journalism chose an imaginative way of reporting about the FIFA football world cup. They collect data from the social web, like twitter, blogs, facebook, youtube, etc. to write their articles. Hence, they say, "We get you closer to South Africa than any classic report ever could. We do not only present news, we present feelings and perceptions". ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Tanzanian Blog Awards site offers a long list of Tanzanian blogs. Unfortunately, the list ist not (yet?) sorted by categories. Only the nominated blogs can be browsed by category. The winning blogs are voted for online by the users of the website.The site offers articles in Swahili as well as in English. [editors ilissAfrica]
Online journal with news and analyses on Africa. Slate.fr was created by the French Jacques Attali, Jean-Marie Colombani, Johan Hufnagel, Eric Le Boucher, Eric Leser. It belongs to the US -American The Slate Group, which belongs to Washington Post Company. The website also offers some interesting blogs.
Black Girl Ethnography (BGE) creatively documents the path towards becoming an ethnographer particularly from the perspective of, but not exclusive to, Black women. The content leans more towards those who use film, music and multi-media as a method of research and analysis. BGE posts everything from narratives detailing fieldwork experiences, book and film reviews, journal articles, original interviews with filmmakers and documentarians; to discussions with researchers about race, class, gender, and globalization, in Africa and the African Diaspora. Kimberly Bernita Ross from Michigan State University is the blog administrator. ... [according to site editor's information]
"Nii Simmond ['s blog] is focused on Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Africa. He speaks at frequent events and conferences throughout the year about sustainable entrepreneurship, innovation in science & engineering, and financial innovations in Africa. His Blog, Nubian Cheetah seeks to inform those who have an intrinsic interest in Africa's sustainable development with regards to innovation, technology, business, venture capital and sustainable entrepreneurship." ... [according to site editor’s information]
"Voices of Africa is a training programme initiated by Voices of Africa Media Foundation. Its goal is to empower you African men and women with limited media experience to pursue a career as community reporter. Central to the training programme is the potential of the mobile phone as a powerful reporting tool. With trainings and materials designed to fit the taste and interest of young Africans, we train reporters to use the mobile phone to create objective news about their own communities. We use online coaching by media professionals and publish the stories on this training website www.voicesofafrica.com.Mobile reports on this website are made by current trainees and reflect their progress. The reporters under training bring out stories based on local views and issues." This blog received the Best Videoblog Jury Award 2008 of Deutsche Welle. ... [according to site editor’s information]