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ICT projects are strengthening The Gambia’s economy
March 19, 2014 ♦ No Comment

A technology summit held in The Gambia allowed ICT stakeholders to discuss how information technology can strengthen their economy. By doing so, they hoped to encourage Gambians to participate in the process.

South African desktop computer runs on Android, uses 20 watts of power
March 10, 2014 ♦ No Comment
South African desktop computer runs on Android, uses 20 watts of power

Capsule Technologies (Pty) Ltd based in Cape Town, South Africa is working on designing a new Android desktop computer that uses no more than 20 watts of power. This computer should answer the specific needs of Africa, namely, the lack of infrastructure.

Global Startup Battle underway in 16 African cities
November 19, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Global Startup Battle underway in 16 African cities

At least 16 African cities and 11 countries (3 North African, 8 Sub-Saharan African) either held or will be holding a 54-hour Startup Weekend hackathon in mid-November 2013.

Startup Knight competition again supports South African software-based tech startups
October 3, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Startup Knight competition again supports South African software-based tech startups

Startup Knight, a competition for early stage South African software-based tech startups, is back for a second year. Entries are open until 24th October and winner will be announced the following week.

Five events to be held in Africa during Google for Entrepreneurs Week 2013
September 28, 2013 ♦ No Comment

This year, from September 30 – October 4, 2013, Googlers in Kampala, Johannesburg, Lagos, Tunis, and Accra will host events to equip entrepreneurs with the skills they need to build and scale internet businesses.

Senegal discusses how ICT can strengthen the digital economy
September 21, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Senegal discusses how ICT can strengthen the digital economy

Senegal hosted a Forum National sur la Gouvernance de l’Internet on September 19, 2013. The event, with three key panels, was organized by ISOC Senegal under the theme of economic development.