This is an interesting and timely post from Tim Kelly of the World Bank “Tech Hubs Across Africa: Which Will Be The Legacy-Makers?”, With data gathered by iHub Research, Bongohive (which I hope to visit in July) and the World Bank. Eric Hersman (White African on Twitter) has already provided a nice update to the … More Tech Hubs in Africa…and beyond?
In early January, a small gathering of the tech community took place in Uganda to discuss technology for social change and in particular, using mobiles for international development (M4D) and the application FrontlineSMS. The lunch meeting was held in the relaxing, poolside atmosphere of the Cayenne Restaurant in Kampala, a great place to share ideas … More M4D and FrontlineSMS meetup in Kampala
Recently I finished reading The Blue Sweater: Bridging The Gap Between Rich and Poor In An Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz. It was really a deep, thought provoking read. As someone who has an interest in international development, The Blue Sweater offered a different approach on how to address the causes and effects of extreme … More The Blue Sweater
We (as BOSCO-Uganda) are so fortunate to be drawing upon the expertise of those in the Notre Dame community. In particular the Director of AgencyND, Don Schindler, who has been a solid resource when it comes to marketing and social media brainstorming. As an aside, recently the University of Notre Dame was recently ranked #1 … More With a little help from my friends…..
Over the course of the past year I’ve found several great sources for fiber optic maps, for both global and African based infrastructure. I’ve decided, at least for my own quick reference to use my blog as a main data source for this information. In a future post I may add other links … More Global and African fiber maps
Last week Bharti Airtel, the leading mobile provide in India, announced its intentions to purchase the African assets of Zain, a Kuwaiti telecom company, for US $10.7 billion. Bharti currently has a customer base of 125 million and with the Zain acquisition will add another 42 million subscribers. So other than getting Bharti into the … More Bharti Airtel and Zain come to terms
Africa Doesn’t Matter – How The West Has Failed The Poorest Continent And What We Can Do About It Author: Giles Bolton Let me preface this blog post with the following fact. I am not very familiar with development in sub-Saharan Africa (or anywhere for that matter) and was given this book by my brother … More book review: Africa Doesn’t Matter