Why Tech Hubs Matter

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Feb 25 2013, 06:00:00

Jonathan Kalan writing in Wamda:

courtesy of Kinu Hub Tanzania

In a region with a near-total absence of true "3rd spaces"- physical spaces like coffee shops, libraries, and internet cafes, Africa's "hub boom" has emerged to fill the gap, fostering openness, access, collaboration, education and sharing in Kenya's tech community, while offering nodes for international exchange, where people like Eric Schmidt can drop in to get a sense of what's going on.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   Genome of Tapeworm Found in Man's Brain Sequenced (news)
SciDev.Net
26 November 2014

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a rare, ten centimetre-long, ribbon-shaped tapeworm that had been travelling through a man's brain for four years in a move that could lead to new treatments ... [read more]

Africa:   Ebola Vaccine Results Give Hope (news)
Deutsche Welle
27 November 2014

Ebola vaccine researchers say they are 'encouraged' by the results of an initial clinical trial, in which volunteers developed antibodies needed to fight the virus. But the end product is still some ... [read more]

Africa:   New, Open-Source Tool to Support Resilience-Building (press release)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
27 November 2014

The Index for Risk Management (InfoRM) sheds new light on what drives crises -- and what communities need in order to face them [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!