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Video roundup: The technology transforming Africa

February 13, 2013  »  VideoNo Comment

This week brought another great set of videos showing how Africa is adopting technology in new ways.

The technology transforming Africa

This episode of South2North welcomes Google Africa’s policy manager/cyber-activist Ory Okollohalong with technology writer and editor of the South African edition of Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak. Joining the two guests are four young techies who challenge Ory and Toby on the various technology problems they are facing in their fields of tourism, tax, gaming and journalism.

Microsoft: Africa needs affordable tech

Mteto Nyati, Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa, wants to make technology more affordable to Africans.

Investir au Cameroun

Part of the new online government campaign to attract investment for Cameroon. A website,, has more information.

Microsoft 4Afrika TV Spot

American based software giant, Microsoft, is set to stamp its position in the African ICT arena by deploying cutting edge technology that will set it apart from other players in the continent. Microsoft has launched an initiative dubbed “Microsoft 4Afrika” which will see the company connect at least 1 million Africans by the year 2016 through the distribution of smart devices and high speed wireless broadband technologies.

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The Co-Creation Hub in Lagos

The Co-Creation Hub in Lagos is a ‘social innovation center’ that was set up by Femi Longe and Bosun Tijani, in 2011.

Finally…we’re not sure what to think about this video, but the idea is there. It’s a wacky video, really. From the description: “Ten years ago Africa was way behind in social media usage. As illustrated in the video, the number of Africans using social media has increased rapidly due to high speed internet services and mobile usages.”

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