Facebook Opens First African Office in South Africa

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook's newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company's new Head of Africa. Facebook is already an important part of how people and business connect in Africa. This office w...

29 Jun 4:26 PM 0 Read More...

Google Empowers Collaborative Citizen Journalism with News Labs

Google today revealed details of a new project designed to power the world of journalism. News Labs is a joint venture between Google and a number of technology firms and entrepreneurs to make it easier to research and publish stories. It's something aimed primarily at major newsrooms and reporting outlets, but it also features tools that can help to power and promote collaborative citizen journalism. Th...

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Google Launches Ramadan Companion To Highlight Holy Month

Technology and faith come together for a billion plus people observing the holy month of Ramadan. In the spirit of the Muslim holy month, Google has launched a Ramadan Companion app which gives the user customized and locally relevant information, tips, and other content highlighting the richness of what the web can offer during Ramadan around you. With the app, you can find out the sunset time in your loca...

23 Jun 10:27 AM 0 Read More...

Africa Techies To Compete in Hackathon for Social Good

A first of its kind hackathon will bring together edtech (education technology) entrepreneurs from throughout Africa to explore and develop new paths and methods for sustainable change in social systems. Taking place from May 17 – 20, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the aim of the game is in the title: over four intensive days of competitive creation, participants of the Gamify it! Hackathon! will set out to prov...

16 May 12:31 PM 0 Read More...

#FreeZone9Bloggers: The Case of the Zone 9 Bloggers in Ethiopia

There was a need for an alternative voice in Ethiopia. A group of young Ethiopian bloggers wanted to spread awareness on human right violations. They chose to call themselves “Zone 9 Bloggers″, a name referring to the zones of the notorious Kality prison, where political prisoners and journalists are being held. The prison has eight zones, but the ninth “zone” refers to the rest of Ethiopia. Even if...

13 Mar 4:32 PM 1 Read More...
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