Technology in Africa


A Year in Review at Meltwater Incubator in Accra – Ghana

Meltwater Incubator in AccraThe MEST Incubator in Accra, Ghana was an exciting place to be in 2012.  This incubator provides seed funding and world class advisors to graduates of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) who are successful at their final pitch. read more

What Africa Can Learn from Chile’s Policy on the ICT Industry

Africa and South America are often classified together as developing continents, but in the area of technological advancements and innovative developments using home-grown technology, Latin American countries seem to have made a lot more progress than their African counterparts. In many areas especially healthcare, alternative energy and in the ICT 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.

5 Things Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know

Being an entrepreneur is difficult. Being a successful entrepreneur is even more difficult.

As we gear up for the 2nd Accra Startup Weekend taking place this weekend (November 16-18, 2012) at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, the question on read more

Saya Does America

Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Robert Lamptey, CEO and Co-founder of Saya Mobile (“Saya”), fresh off the plane from his whirlwind trip to San Fransisco and New York. Robert and his partner, Badu Boahen,were invited to pitch at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 in San Francisco – the first African company to do so.

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Amazing Speech Technology For South Africa Diversity

Among the biggest hurdles South Africa faces is its multi cultural demographic and language barrier. With over forty six million people speaking in eleven official languages, it will be difficult for the region to create a centralized hub for technology. But not for long. In Pretoria, the Human Language 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.

A voice for people in Tech in Africa

Dear friends in tech in Africa,

we are so excited to announce the beginning of this online magazine http://siliconafrica.com which  intend to be the voice of all the people working in technology fields or studying technology in Africa.

We will work hard to make it a place where you find useful and relevant information, and also premiere place 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.