Africa

Maker Faire Africa comes to Jo’Burg

Maker Faire Africa was first held in Ghana in 2009, then Kenya 2010, Egypt 2011, Nigeria 2012 and now in South Africa 2014. It’s been an amazing thing to be a part of, and the best is to be there and see the local ingenuity, the practical inventions that are made by some of the smartest and scrappiest people in Africa.

Reflections on two days in a ‘media silo’

I’m sitting in the old German parliament building listening to a plenary discussion on activism.

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation with Njeri Gateru

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya’s LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn’t hesitate to answer with the word, “Visibility.” She describes promoting conversations on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in public spac

UPDATE: APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt

MONTREAL
25 June 2014
(APCNews)

APC denounces the arrests of 23 protestors and human rights defenders in Egypt, including the arrest of Yara

Arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders

24 June 2014
(Nazra for Feminist Studies)

On 21 June 2014, eight women human rights defenders were arrested for protesting peacefully against the Pro

UPDATE: APC members support statement to release APC partner Alaa Abd El Fattah

MONTREAL
23 June 2014
(APCNews)

APC strongly condemns the conviction of Egyptian activist and APC partner Alaa Abd El Fattah, sentenced on 11 June

Integra Evaluates USAID’s STEWARD III Under REPLACE

As a Task Order under the REPLACE IDIQ, Integra has conducted a mid-term performance evaluation of the Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West Africa Regional Development Program (STEWARD III), being implemented for USAID/West Africa by the US Forest Service International Program in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire. STEWARD, which is funded through biodiversity, […]

Builders and Talkers: The Fallacy of the Grant vs Investment Debate

A bunch of people are talking about where the money comes from that funds the tech startups and/or the ecosystem in East Africa’s tech community:

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