Apps4Africa 2011 Winners: Innovative Apps Combating Climate Change

Originally from the Appfrica blog Appfrica is the organizer and facilitator of the second annual Apps4Africa competition which rewards African technologists for developing creative solutions to some of the continent’s most challenging issues. 2011 was the second year we’ve done Apps4Africa, the first year culminated with this congratulatory message from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: Last year the […]

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Afrinnovator Year 2010 in Review Part 2 – July to December

One more day to the close of 2010 and the decade and today we continue on our journey through the year that’s just passed. Yesterday we took a look at key happenings as we covered them here on Afrinnovator. Today we proceed on to take a look at the last half of the year, July […]

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[VIDEO] Uganda Rising: The Role of Software in Uganda's Economic Growth

Software enterprise holds what is probably the most unique propositions – relatively low inputs can result in massively unproportionally larger output. The truth is that in most cases, software primarily does not need as much capital in the sense of monetary inputs as other sectors. The main thing is a great idea and great execution […]

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Hive Colab: A Collaborative Community Work Space in Uganda

Appfrica has announced a new initiative called Hive Colab, a place for freelance developers to find a good working environment. Hive Colab is a collaboration between Appfrica Labs, Project Diaspora, UConnect, and Node Six: Hive Colab is a collaborative, community owned, open work environment for young tech entrepreneurs looking to focus on projects, to access […]

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SwiftRiver 101 at iHub

iHub seems to be carrying on a lot of activity of late. Just days following the biggest and baddest Barcamp in Africa yet, the iHub hosted the SwiftRiver team for a day of introducing the community to the SwiftRiver initiative. Getting Started with SwiftRiver – Batuque from Ushahidi on Vimeo. Jon Gosier is the team […]

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Bantalabs/Limbe Labs: the iHub/Appfrica of West Africa

We’ve recently covered stories about iHub that is opening up in Nairobi, Kenya in March. And I’m sure many people reading this are also aware of Appfrica Labs in neighboring  Uganda. It seems the trend of creating community innovation centers is spreading throughout the continent. West Africa is not left behind. Bantalabs is the new […]

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