+Worldreader and +Opera have connected 5 million readers in Africa to a library of 25,000 free digital book titles via their mobile phones. Their goal is to reach 10 million readers by the end of 2015!
Nigerians go to the polls on March 28 in a tight contest, which is getting extra attention after the original date was rescheduled at the last minute. Many voters will be holding their registration card in one hand, and their mobile in the other -- making democratic history with the help of tech.
The tools and apps they develop can be used in a variety of ways, such as promoting the businesses of the girls' families (thereby reducing unemployment), improving security in the shanty town and providing health care information.
Learning about technology and practical science can help children develop into critical thinkers. That is according to a young Ghanaian entrepreneur who encourages girls as young as six to develop technology tools.
More on Mawingu Networks' (along with help from Microsoft and OPIC) TV white spaces efforts in rural Kenya where, currently, 12 percent of the target population uses the Internet at least once every three months. The monthly cost of access? $3.
I arrived in Moroni, the capital of Comoros, after a long trip which started in a Bostonian snowstorm, then a stop over in Paris to drop my winter clothes and take my scuba diving equipment, another stop over in Amsterdam, Nairobi, Dzaoudzi and finally the airport of Moroni. Right after the landing in Moroni, I …