"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]
The Campus Numérique Francophone de Bamako is a French programme that aims at supporting Malian university and research institutions in the use of new information and communication technologies. [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]
CIPESA is an initiative to help Africans to better understand the policy-making processes that affect them, especially in the area of information and communications technology (ICT) and development. Its objectives are to raise awareness about key issues, provide useful information to assist African participation in policy-making, and stir debate by sparking discussion and convening productive gatherings.
CIPESA's mission is to increase the capacity of East and Southern African stakeholders to participate in international ICT policy-making. The aim is to promote the effective representation of African interests in international policy-making processes. ... [according to site editor's information]
"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]
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.
"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 Centre for Francophone and African Linguistics and Literatures was creaated 1969 as Centre for Maghrebian, African and Antillean Literatures and changed its name and research field in 1993. On its website, you will find information on research, staff, publications, theses or events (among others with invited writers). Furthermore, you will find extensive information on their specialised documentation centre, on databases and other places where to find resources. Under "Actualité" there are a few fulltext documents. Unfortunately, the site doesn't seem to have been updated since 2005. ... [editors ilissAfrica]