Monthly Archives: December 2011


Herman Chinery-Hesse: “Technology is the only way for Africa to get rich"

Herman Chinery-Hesse is the founder of theSOFTtribe, the largest software company in Ghana and possibly West Africa.

Fifteen years ago Herman decided to abandon his comfortable life in the United Kingdom to prove to sceptical friends what he had always maintained – that his native Ghana was a land of opportunity waiting for entrepreneurs with innovative read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

WHAT AFRICA CAN LEARN FROM CHINA’S TECH INDUSTRY

The Chinese Revolution under Mao Tsetung began in 1949. Since then, China has undergone a massive industrial and technological revolution in the last ten years, after more than 50 years of mixed fortunes in its technological march.

By the 1990s, it was clear that advances in technology in China were producing mixed results, and China still found itself read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

WHAT AFRICA CAN LEARN FROM THE INDIA TECHNOLOGICAL INDUSTRY

In one of the previous blog posts, we made mention of the BRICS countries. The “I” in the BRICS acronym stands for India. Today, India is almost wholly synonymous with ICT. India’s IT professionals are ubiquitous; you will find them in almost every country, and India’s IT industry accounts for one of its major exports to read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

What Africa Can Learn from Brazil's Technological Industry

Perhaps no country can arguably be said to be the perfect example of how a supposed developing or Third World country has seized its destiny in its hands and confounded all the naysayers in the area of technological development and advancement than Brazil. Brazil has shown in a few short years, that it is not only known for football read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

TOP 30 IT Companies In Africa

In a typical stock market valuation, the company’s worth is assessed mainly using the basic principle and that is the profit the company makes for its shareholders. In Africa however, where there is a different economic environment, the top fifty African companies read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Launch of Digital Library in Rwanda

Once you start engineering with vision, who knows what you can achieve.

Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in conjunction with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) recently launched what seems to have been a trigger switch in the country-Digital Library.

These are learning centers where people especially students are able to gain access read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Most Powerful IT Guys In Africa

Only an estimated one percent of web and tech startups of Black CEOs and founders and it come as a shock that a much bigger part of the population is not included. However, with the growing popularity of smart phones and tablet computers, a new niche is opening read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

60 Startups To Follow In Africa

Logo Silicon AfricaThere are lots of startups that have been created over the years in Africa. Below is the list of African startup companies to watch out for.

Afrigator is a blog directory and a social media search engine designed for people who are interested in blogs, videos, photos and news from Africa developed by Justin Hartman. African Film Library is an online database of African films. < is this link valid? It display nothing? I found something here, but it’s not related to the startup we want to feature: http://wn.com/Africanfilmlibrary Afrinnovator focuses primarily on Eastern Africa and this pan-African tech blog site also provides a platform that aggregates content from several prominent African blogs. Africanpixel is a Kenyan based app developer and is one of the first African firms to develop mobile products aimed for the iPhone market. AmaRadio is a South African based music desktop created and designed by local developer Gary James. Amatomu is an article aggregator and blog search engine that focuses on various blogs that have been published in South Africa created by Mail & Guardian online. Blueworld South Africa’s own social network focused on bringing together African citizens. Chesscube is a chess based gaming platform founded by Mark Levitt in 2006.  The site offers chess training videos, chess play & chat, etc. Encipher is an IT product and service delivery company founded in 2008 and has long been providing IT products and computing solutions for various types of start-ups and large corporate organizations. Freelancentral is a freelancing site that offers an online platform for freelancers and employers. Gatorpeeeps is officially a division of Afrigator but this is an online based

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Top 100 Websites In Africa

It has always been interesting to know the top websites in Africa. There are different factors to consider when rating the top websites but most of the time; the volume of traffic a website receives will determine its overall page ranking. But there are other categories to consider as well. For one, the popularity of a website read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Top Technology Startups In Africa

Cover of the book "Futures of Technology in Africa"

While Africa has not been able to participate in major technological advancement and compete with tech startups with the rest of the world, everything is not lost. Mobile startups are gradually taking shape and it is slowly making a huge contribution to the world in general. Below are some of the top African startups with larger audience and or consumer read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.