Back in September we reported about how BantuWatch (on the Ushahidi platform) was used to collect crowd-sourced reports on electoral irregularities in the Zambian presidential elections. Today, we are following up on the results of the campaign and the impact this technology had.
But before that, lets take a look in the…
In the previous post, we gave some background on how Cape Town became the tech hub of South Africa. Now we will take a closer look at what’s going on in the region today.
In the olden days, when nation states ruled the world, international recognition by governments was the key to gaining legitimacy for a newly formed country. Now, activists turn to multinational private companies to gain further recognition.
In our efforts to give an overview of interesting phenomena in the African tech space we continue our tour in the south. While doing my research for this post, I came across many interesting new ideas, which I will summarize in two blog posts. In this first post I’ll try…
We start our tour around the tech scene in Africa with some news on an interesting application utilising social media in Zambia.
Today Zambians are going to the polls to elect their next president, parliament and local governments. As in the past, there are fears of election fraud and violence, but…
MEST, located in Accra, Ghana, provides a fully sponsored training and mentoring program in software development and entrepreneurship for aspiring African software entrepreneurs. MEST is an NGO funded by the Meltwater Group. Read More