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Some important, appropriate digital developments across Africa

This is “just” a short list of some digital communities and projects for sustainability and social development in Africa that I think everybody should know. I aim to follow this field much more regularly from now on.

The best places and moments to make room for women in technology

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A few great quotes from a piece on technology, Kenyan women and geek culture that all “first world” western people should read in full for its implications on their society:

Digital divide in Africa: is it really that big?

More or less consciously, many people still see Africa as one vast totally offline wilderness, half jungle, half desert, but that’s not the whole story. During a discussion about software and hardware costs, Clayton, a software engineer, noted that it would be wrong to think that computer are still off limits for most Africans: