Constantly busy and enthusiastic, iLab offers training, hosts tech events and serves as a meet-up space for tech enthusiasts.
Only 0.58 per cent of Liberians are on-grid, expensively, at $0.43 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). Many rely on diesel generators.
On the corner of Broad and Lynch streets, downtown Monrovia, a small team watches over Liberia’s main link to the global internet.
Roughly 73 percent of Africa’s land has cell phone coverage – that still leaves vast tracts of rural Africa without network access. Africa has 170,000 mobile towers now, with another 60,000 planned, according to tower company IHS Group. At an average of $200,000 each means an outlay of $12 billion.
At Next Gen Computer, Kampala, Esther demos the latest laptops, airfreighted from Dubai; meanshile, at House Party Computers, Accra, a technician tests refurbished PCs shipped from auction in the US.
South rift valley, Kenya is tea growing area. Kibugat village is the home of a IT skills for rural Kenya project that teaches youngsters essential IT skills at a refurbished tea plantation building.
The Afrikobs internet cafe, Kabale. Six computers share a single slow wireless modem connection. A mixture of internet and general business services show that rather than a place of relaxation, the net cafe is the office for many small town Ugandans.
In the shadow of the Virungas volcanoes, Kisoro, in the southwest of Uganda, close to Rwanda and DR Congo, is a the gateway to Mgahinga National park, home to mountain gorillas,
Perhaps only 23% of Ugandan homes are connected to the power grid, but mobile phones have permeated even the most rural areas.
Mark Kamau, training coordinator at NairoBits: “We teach youth from informal settlements, about computers, from the basics all the way to multimedia design with a focus-so far- on web design. They learn Photoshop, Dreamweaver, illustrator as well as some code, in order to able to build websites.”
Near Mbarara, Uganda, Gideon finds answers for small farmers.
Nokia’s ‘only connect’ handshake animation hand painted in a street advert, Mbarara, Uganda. In 2012 there were 16,356,387 mobile subscriptions in Uganda. Handset and airtime retailers are ubiquitous and
On the outskirts of Nairobi, Su Kahumbu plans a productive future for Kenya’s small dairy farmers.
Umbelically joined to the engineering building, grows the centre of Vodafone Ghana’s network.
“Eveyone comes to iHub”, says iTosh. The undisputed centre of hacker culture in Nairobi; hard to believe it’s only two years old.
Connecting mobile carriers and ISPs, boosting data rates by a factor of 100.
forcing hundreds of commuters to walk to work
Afua Hirsch on Accra Tech start-ups - achieving way beyond expectation
Can citizens use mobile technology to better participate in democracy?
More than two thousand new customers a day have joined Tigo, since re-opening in Kivu provinces.
In Ghana, a child with a disability might be referred to as a ‘Spirit Child’.
Hackathon in Kigali at the International conference on ICT for Agriculture.
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Discussion on China's engagement across Africa hosted by veteran journalists Eric Olander in Paris and Cobus van Staden in Cape Town
Interview podcast featuring innovators and entrepreneurs whose work is shaping the digital economies of Africa