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]
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]
Tanzania Library Services Board (TLSB) has the task to promote, establish, equip and develop libraries, information centres, and documentation centres in Tanzania. This includes the School of Library Archives and Documentation Studies (SLADS) and the project of a Children’s Multimedia Resource Centre. You will find a lot of information and news on libraries etc. in Tanzania, including the addresses of regional libraries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Programme and fulltexts of the papers pesented at the "World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council", which took place in Durban, South Africa, in 2007. As the conference took place in South Africa, you will find more papers from / about Africa (e.g. about Open Access). Nevertheless, all other conferences have papers on Africa, too, mostly gathered in a panel "Africa" or the like. See for "new website" >> "Annual Conference" >> "Past Conferences". Most papers are in English, for some you will find a translation in French or Spanish. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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]
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]