This just in, Siena at Women of Kireka tells us that the fundraising drive has hit a milestone. Over $1000 has been raised in just over a week. If you haven’t yet sacrificed your cup of joe for the day in order to donate to these women, consider what just a $7 donation can provide […]

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A WHOLE LOT OF FIBRE In Part One of this series, I posited that the fight for broadband dominance in East and Southern Africa was only between O3b Networks’ proposed launch of 16 LEOS and the long-running and oft maligned EASSy fibre optic project. Essentially, it is still a fight between two opposing methods of […]

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When I met first Siena Anstis this summer at Cafe Pap in Kampala, I was a rock star. No really, she really thought I was a musician, Bobby Wine to be exact. Here, she tell’s it much better than I do. Besides sharing a love for photography and a lust for really expensive camera lenses, […]

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  If you’ve been keeping pace in the Afri-tech space lately, you have probably heard about two of the biggest projects battling for the Broadband Title by being the first to bring ubiquitous broadband access to all of Africa: the EASTERN AFRICA SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEM (EASSy?) project and the Google-backed O3b Networks satellite project. If […]

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I met Nakku Senkeeto on the first day of the UNAA Conference. To be specific, she was the first person I introduced myself to. However, it took four tries to arrange a sit-down conversation with her. Between speaking to young entrepreneurs looking to invest in their homeland, and being mobbed at her booth, it was […]

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The BBC Africa takes a look at Africans that are taking over the grunt work in Canada’s logging industry. The article highlights a key factor that makes life for Africa-educated Diaspora difficult. It’s hard to find jobs when all of a sudden your hard-earned, respected degree in Africa means nothing once you step in some […]

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Is it me or is “Jo’burg” starting to feel like the Silicon Valley of Africa. Just earlier today I was letting you guys know about Tech4Africa, and now here comes another conference with even bigger heavy hitters in the mobile/tech space lined up with speaking roles. This from the MobileActive08 website: The three-day event convenes […]

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It’s a little known secret around here at PD that I am a tech nerd, or should I appropriately say that I love following all things tech. I especially love following any manner of tech centered around Africa’s emerging techno-space. We’ll be tracking and promoting Tech4Africa as we get more information. If there are any […]

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