Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mobile Opportunities in Africa - Engaging with the Next Billion

Shared here for my friends caring about the people, societies and development in Africa

Rudy De Waele's [on Twitter @mtrend]
presentation at ForumOxford: Mobile Apps and Technologies Conference 2013

"This slideshow presentation is an in-depth analysis of African mobile market penetration in each country. Included are some examples of innovative local entrepreneurs, creating new opportunities with mobile across the continent. As with all my presentations, you will never catch the real context of my talk just based on the slides if you haven't heard the talk. Feel free to ask if any doubts."


Saturday, October 04, 2008

Focus: Social Media in Afrika

A series by Jonathan Gosier on ReadWriteWeb

Part One
Looks at social media contributions from Africans

Part Two: Looks at mobile and connectivity innovations and
Part Three: Looks at how local Governments, NGOs and nonprofits are being affected.

Jonathan Gosier born in USA and lives now in Kampala, Uganda. He is the founder of Appfrica and does regular post on Appfrica.net | Appfrica Wiki

Other Blogs on Africa

Erik Hersman at WhiteAfrican.com (great Interview with Jon)
Ismail Dhorat at StartupAfrica.com

In Part one we learn about the Web Community in Africa and some Social Media Projects like

Afrigator (a South African aggregator of African blogs and news)

Zoopy (a YouTube/Flickr like service also out of South Africa)

Ushahidi (an SMS crisis reporting and mapping engine from Kenya).

Muti.co.za (a Digg-like South African news site)

Sokwanele.com (an SMS/mapping application similar to Ushahidi)

Amatomou (a South African news and social media aggregator)

BlogSpirit (a Ugandan blog aggregator based on the open source Gregarious)

Mzalendo (portal for tracking the actions of Kenya's Parliament)


One of the commentators on this post pointed to a Bandwidth Blog entry (and comments) which lists additional Web 2.0 ventures: South Africa's web startups to watch

via JD Lasica

Earlier entries
The Voices of Africa: A Step Up in Citizen Journalism in Africa
Africa: Reuters & Bloggers...All On One Page
Citizen Journalism Project: South-Africa

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

ComScore: Social Networking World Metrix

Today, comScore released its latest data on Social Network usage

Growth of Unique Visitors



In number of growth Europe is first, in percentage it is Middle-East/Africa - North America is last.

Growth of selected Social Networks



Clearly Facebook is No. among this selected SN and HI5 second (Note: Asia's hotshots are not included in this research!)

more

Friday, June 06, 2008

comScore und die (Online-) World

In 1996 kamen noch rund zweidrittel aller Onliner aus den USA, Ende 2007 sind es gerade noch 21 % und die Wachstumsrate außerhalb der Staaten ist mehr als doppelt so hoch wie innerhalb der USA (ComeScore).

Vielleicht ein wenig zu US-lastig sieht ComeScore für 2010 folgende Aufteilung der World-Online-Population:

Asien, Pazifikraum 42 %
Europa 24,5 %
Nordamerika 20 %
Lateinamerika 7,9 %
Afrika,Mittlerer Osten 5,7 %

Interessant auch die Darstellung der Unique Besucher nach U.S. Audience / Non-U.S. Audience (ComScore-Datenbasis) für die Top 10 World-Properties



Diese und andere Daten, zu ComScore (Strategie und Angebote) und zum Markt gibt es in der Präsentation des ComScore Investor Day vom 29. Mai 2008 (102 pg., in English) seit gestern online.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

GroupM's Global Ad Forcast 2007 - 2008

Die Wachstummärkte sind Asien, Mittel- und Osteuropa, der Mittlere Osten & Afrika und Lateinamerika ...



PDF: This Year, Next Year (groupm)

The report see's China third in ad spending by 2008

Ranking 2008

USA 36,6 %
Japan 8,5 %
China 6,8 %
UK 5,7 %
Germany 5,3 %

2008 Ad spending in China will go mainly to TV advertising 71,7 % (to compare: TV share US 43,5 %, UK 25,7 %)

more at Media Guardian

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Voices of Africa: A Step Up in Citizen Journalism in Africa

The Voices of Africa is an initiative of the Africa Interactive Media Foundation aiming "at inaugurating and propagating citizen journalism in Africa using advanced technology mobile phones ... "



more about the project, the people and organization behind it



One of the person behind that project - Pim de Wit - I know for quite a long time, but I didn't know that we share the concern and love for Africa, before I read via Boing Boing / White African about this initiative

Erik Hersman - a white african - wrote:
"Last month I covered some new websites that offer news on Africa in different formats and ways than how we see the mainstream media generally using the Internet. They embrace bloggers, user-generated pictures and comments.

AfricaNews, part of Africa Interactive, has actually been around a little while longer than many of the ones mentioned in that post. However, they've been in the middle of sourcing stories via bloggers well before this relaunch. The new site, redesigned to better showcase bloggers and user-generated media just went live today.

Probably the most innovative part of the whole site, the mobile reporters are Africans reporting via their mobile phones ..."

(cross posted on HEM on Media, Marketing & Internet)

Voices of Africa: A Step Up in Citizen Journalism in Africa

The Voices of Africa is an initiative of the Africa Interactive Media Foundation aiming "at inaugurating and propagating citizen journalism in Africa using advanced technology mobile phones ... "



more about the project, the people and organization behind it



One of the person behind that project - Pim de Wit - I know for quite a long time, but I didn't know that we share the concern and love for Africa, before I read via Boing Boing / White African about this initiative

Erik Hersman - a white african - wrote:
"Last month I covered some new websites that offer news on Africa in different formats and ways than how we see the mainstream media generally using the Internet. They embrace bloggers, user-generated pictures and comments.

AfricaNews, part of Africa Interactive, has actually been around a little while longer than many of the ones mentioned in that post. However, they've been in the middle of sourcing stories via bloggers well before this relaunch. The new site, redesigned to better showcase bloggers and user-generated media just went live today.

Probably the most innovative part of the whole site, the mobile reporters are Africans reporting via their mobile phones ..."

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Citizen Journalism Projects & Initiatives

Last updated: 25-June-2007

On our Social Media Blog we try to build a list of Citizen Journalism Projects & Initiatives. We know, this list of Citizen Journalism Sites will never be complete - projects come, grow and go ...

You can help! Please send in links for CJ-Site still missing on this list (and any correction) via comment or by eMail.

As there are multiple list from US CJ-Sites on the web, we don't list them here - except they are written (also) for the rest of us. Our aim is to build over time a respectable list for Europe, Africa (and Asia) if our reader and we can read / see something we understand.

Our actual CJ-list (per 10-June-2007):

If you want more than a Link-List, please let us know!

Disclaimer:
I am involved in the German project Readers Edition . If you are interested we could network, learn from each other and exchange and amplify subjects we care about.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

ICT4D Program and the Internet in Africa Today

Last week there was a workshop at re-publica, Berlin named

Netz-Kultur in Ländern des Südens

with Andrea Goetzke (newthinking) , Frederic Dubois (APC), Christian Kreutz (GTZ) and xy Matzka (??). Most of the presenter mentioned the ICT4D Programme. So I looked for there Website and the digital Version of the book online

'ICT4D - CONNECTING PEOPLE FOR A BETTER WORLD'

Lessons, Innovations and Perspectives of Information and Communication Technologies in Development.

(If I see the material and presentations from this session Online, I will publish such links on this post.)

Andrea Goetzke presented stats from 2005, so I checked the actual "The Internet World Stats on Usage" (updated - March 2007).

Some data on Internet Africa


Total Population: about 933. 5 mio. equals 14.2 % of world pubulation
Total Internet Population: about 33.3 mio.

- equals 3.6 % of African population
- equals 3.0 % of Internet users in the world

African countries with highest Internet penetration

Reunion (France) 27.4 %
Sychelles 24.7 %
Mauritius 23.2 %
Morocco 15.1 %
South Africa 10.3 %
Zimbabwe 9.6 %
Tunesia 9.2 %
Egypt 6.9 %
Algeria 5.7 %

Internet users in numbers (000)

South Africa 5,100
Egypt 5,000
Nigeria 5,000
Marocco 4,600
Sudan 2,800
Algeria 1,920
Zimbabwe 1,200
Kenya 1,111
Tunisia 953
Senegal 540
Uganda 500
Benin 425
Ghana 401
Tanzania 333
Togo 300
Mauritius 300
Cameroon 250
Zambia 231

The complete Africa stats you find at Internet World stats

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Africa: Reuters & Bloggers...All On One Page

via/from Joho the Blog:

"Reuters has started a site devoted exclusively to Africa. Each country has its own page. And there at the top left of each page is a feed of the most recent posts from Global Voices. Reuters is a funder of GV, and this is a very cool integration of the mainstream media and our global voices."

Note:
Resource for Journalists (incl. Citizen Journalists)
Alertnews

P.S.
Detailed report from Rebecca MacKinnon on RConversation
Reuters Africa: breaking new ground

Earlier entry:
Reuters & Pluck: User Generated Content a Standard Part of the Mix

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Citizen Journalism Project: South-Africa

On January 9th, 2007 REPORTER.co.za a Citizen Journalism Project in South-Africa, sponsored by Johnnic Communications - publisher of the Sunday Times, Sowetan, Sunday World, The Herald and Daily Dispatch - celebrates its first birthday.



Besides the News it has a Columnists section, Poetry section, Fun Zone and of course a Reporter Zone


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Citizen reporters are paid between 1.95 - to 4.55 Euro, net (S.A. citizen only) and it looks like, that it is still sponsored by Johnnic Communications.

Reporter.co.za Website

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

PwC's Global Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2006-2010 Out

Just released:



PricewaterhouseCoopers' Global Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2006-2010.

A leading global entertainment and media industry forecast and in depth global analyses and 5-year growth projections for 14 industry segments

- Filmed Entertainment
- TV Networks: Broadcast and Cable
- TV Distribution
- Recorded Music
- Radio and Out-of-Home Advertising
- Internet Advertising and Access Spending
- Video Games
- Business Information
- Magazine Publishing
- Newspaper Publishing
- Book Publishing
- Theme Parks and Amusement Parks
- Casino and other Regulated Gaming (expanded)
- Sports

covering USA, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Canada

Link to PwC Report Landingpage with additional materiel (some free)

Quote:
"Digital technologies, mainly broadband internet and mobile, are becoming established and increasingly lucrative distribution channels that are changing the way consumers acquire entertainment and media content, the report says. Global spending via online and wireless channels reached $19 billion in 2005 and will increase to $67 billion by 2010. "

via MarketingVOX

Friday, May 12, 2006

Internet in Africa - Progress and Disinterest

Where are the (infrastructur) roll-out-plans to serve that 915 million people in 54 countries and make Internet usage affordable to most of them? There is some progress yes, but still in small numbers and a lot of disinterest (or fear) from the government, from media and from the ITC industry ...

We media Global Forum last week in London called for action
We The World: Africa

Some facts on Internet Africa:

The World Internet Usage Statistics report (March 2006 data) for Africa:

Population (est. 2006): 915 million
Population in % of World Population: 14.1 %

Internet User/Usage: 23.6 million
Internet Penetration: 2.6 %
Usage in % of Word Usage: 2.3 %
Usage Growth 2000 - 2005: 423.9 %

Internet World Stats has a detailed List by countries

clickz.com has a large table compiled from "CIA The World Factbook 2006"
Web Usage Climbs in Africa - Usage and ISP's

And eMarketer adds on 10-May-2006 some additional resources from ITU and Africa Online on Internet Africa

Africa Is Coming Online!

Is Africa 'coming'?


Some more Africa links on my list: e.g.

Making Room for the Third World in the Second Superpower

My Heart (used to be) in Accra byEthan Zuckermann

allAfrica.com English French


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

We Media Conference London - Live


Live

Update
Program for Thursday, May 4th
All times are British Summer Time (BST) / GMT+1

9.00 Welcome We, The Media and The World
9.15 Big Idea 4 The Democratization of Media - Where Does Trust Fit In?
9.45 Global Forum We the World: Asia and China
10.45 Break
11.00 We the World (cont'd) South Asia

13.00 We the World (cont'd) Middle East
14.15 Big Idea 5 A Global Call to Action
14.45 We the World (cont'd) Africa
15.45 Break
16.00 Business Forum Investing in We: Where's the Money?
17.00 Call to Action The We Media Global Initiative
17.45 Closing We Media Next

at the BBC

at Reuters

we media Conference Blog

Friday, September 23, 2005

RWB Guide for Cyber-Dissident Bloggers

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) published a new guide for Cyber-Dissident Bloggers to help them to beat censors in countries from Africa to America and from Asia to Europe ...

Read the full story on RWB Website



Download (PDF) in English | French

(or in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Spanish and more ... )

via Blogging Planet
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