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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]
The Academy's mission is to serve, first, as an honorific society with the primary function of honouring African science and technology achievers and, second, as a development oriented mobiliser of the entire African science and technology community with the fundamental role of facilitating the development of scientific and technological capacity for science-led development in Africa, promoting excellence and relevance in doing so.
African Academy of sciences primarily focusses on
* Capacity building in science and technology
* Mobilisation and training of the African Scientific community
* Publication and dissemination of Scientific materials
* Research, development and public advocacy ... [according to site editor's information]
The website offers a broad overview over publishing in (mainly francophone) African countries. You will find fulltexts (analyses, theses, ...) and also a concrete consulting and cooperation offer for African publishers. One focus is on textbooks. [editors ilissAfrica]
"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)....
"The World Report series is a biennial report series that reports on the state of the world in terms of freedom of access to information, freedom of expression and related issues." You will find a country-oriented map interface and a question-oriented interface. The report will give you information on the amount of libraries in a specific country, on internet users and other things.
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Online study of the use of internet in Africa, with a focus on the historical development and the use of internet in education. The study was prepared between 1999 and 2002. [editors ilissAfrica]
Wiki about localisation in Africa, mainly concerning African languages and their development, especially in the field of ICT / Computer technologies. Their are regional groups and also meetings. [editors ilissAfrica]
Site about African languages and their development, especially in the field of ICT / Computer technologies. There is information / links to fonts for different languages, some basic documents on language policy in Africa, links for machine translators and much more links concerning the topic. [editors ilissAfrica]