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Few requests for Facebook, Google user information from African governments in 2013
April 18, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Few requests for Facebook, Google user information from African governments in 2013

Despite reports of online surveillance, relatively few African governments – 8 to be exact – requested user information or content removal from Facebook or Google.

Video roundup: ICT hubs, rural projects, m-commerce, online freedom, and more
February 19, 2014 ♦ No Comment

35 videos shared on YouTube by various sources in the five months from September 2013 – February 2014 highlight the diverse ways in which the internet is poised to African society.

Google’s Project Link to bring reliable (and hopefully more affordable) broadband to Kampala, Uganda
November 21, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Google’s Project Link to bring reliable (and hopefully more affordable) broadband to Kampala, Uganda

Google’s latest internet infrastructure project (on the heels of Fiber and Project Loon) is an urban fibre network for Kampala, Uganda that can be accessed by local internet providers to increase data rates at a lower cost to subscribers.
Bringing reliable broadband internet access to landlocked nations is not the easiest …

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.

Google Big Tent event discusses South Africa’s digital future
September 5, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Google Big Tent event discusses South Africa’s digital future

For the first time ever, Google brought its Big Tent to Africa. On September 5th, the event made its debut in Johannesburg, South Africa, gathering together leaders from politics, business, and technology to exchange ideas and debate South Africa’s digital future.

Google invites you to share your internet success story and show the world why Africa is amazing
August 27, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Google invites you to share your internet success story and show the world why Africa is amazing

Google is giving away $125,000 dollars to the five most inspiring stories of how the web and Google have played a pivotal role in transforming lives in Africa. Each will receive $25,000 to improve on their success.