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How to build a real energy revolution in Africa

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Nearly 70% of the sub-Saharan African population doesn’t have electricity.

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Essay of the Day: Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Wiredu discusses the use of the consensus principle for political theory and practice in Africa. The consensus principle used to be widespread in African politics, and Wiredu elaborates on the example of the traditional political system of the Ashantis in Ghana as a possible guideline for a recommendable path for African politics. For empirical data, he draws from historical material published by British anthropologists (Evans-Pritchard & Fortes et al.) and Ghanaian intellectuals (Busia et al.). According to Wiredu, a non-party system based on consensus as a central principle of political organisation in Africa could avoid the evident problems of both the one-party system and the multi-party system imposed by the West.”
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Building Resilience to Climate Change - World Bank and AfDB Partner to ... - AllAfrica.com

Building Resilience to Climate Change - World Bank and AfDB Partner to ... - AllAfrica.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank have completed a seminar on improving the hydrological and meteorological systems in Africa.
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Ebola is 'entrenched' in West Africa

Ebola is 'entrenched' in West Africa | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries and is accelerating in almost all settings.
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Bitcoin in Africa: The Success Story of a Tunisian Entrepreneur - CryptoCoinsNews

Bitcoin in Africa: The Success Story of a Tunisian Entrepreneur - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As we constantly point out, Bitcoin is an excellent entry gate to financial services, crowd-funding and e-commerce for the citizens of this world who live in countries where the banking infrastructure is, at best, outdated. CryptoCoinsNews met a Tunisian entrepreneur who successfully launched a Bitcoin marketplace for website themes.


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How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art

How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks - we make money not art | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Visual artist Melle Smets and researcher Joost van Onna followed the travel of discarded cars from Europe to Ghana and ended up at Suame Magazine, near the town of Kumasi, in Ghana. In this area, 200,000 artisans are working in 12,000 workshops, stores and factories to repair and give a new life to European disused vehicles.
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'Fab Lab' Igniting Revolution in Kenya - YouTube

The University of Nairobi’s Science and Technology Park is banking on 3-D prototyping to spark a manufacturing revolution in the country. Lenny Ruvaga has mo... (See how @FabLab students in Nairobi are #3Dprinting medical devices for infants.
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No more enclosures: knowledge democracy and social transformation | openDemocracy

No more enclosures: knowledge democracy and social transformation | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the late 1990s, a Ugandan intellectual and civil society activist called Paulo Wangoola returned home to the Kingdom of Busoga on the Eastern shores of Lake Victoria. After 25 years of work in various parts of Africa and abroad, his message to his Elders was this:

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3D Printed Infant Vein Finders Created by Kenyan Student May be a Game Changer For Africa

3D Printed Infant Vein Finders Created by Kenyan Student May be a Game Changer For Africa | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As 3D printing and scanning technologies continue to drop in price, their availability to individuals and organizations within developing nations continue to expand. Not only does this allow access to printers in these less fortunate areas of the world, but it also allows for cheap access to whatever these printers can fabricate.

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polylog / themes / focus / Kwasi Wiredu: Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics. A Plea for a Non-party Polity

polylog / themes / focus / Kwasi Wiredu: Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics. A Plea for a Non-party Polity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Wiredu discusses the consensus principle in the political system of the Ashantis in Ghana as a guideline for a recommendable path for African politics.
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Science subjects sorted by youth Fablabs - The New Age Online

Science subjects sorted by youth Fablabs - The New Age Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Tshwane has launched a project that will help pupils master science subjects from primary to secondary schools.

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How BitPesa Plans to Reduce Friction in the Remittances Market

How BitPesa Plans to Reduce Friction in the Remittances Market | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The socially-focused bitcoin startup aims to "cut through" the inefficiencies in international remittances and underdeveloped banking systems.
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Solar is giving hundreds of millions of Africans access to electricity for the first tim

Solar is giving hundreds of millions of Africans access to electricity for the first tim | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

FOR THE WORLD’S 1.2 billion poorest people, who are facing a long and perhaps endless wait for a connection to mains electricity, solar power could be the answer to their prayers. A further 2.5 billion are “underelectrified”, in development parlance: although connected to the grid, they can get only unreliable, scanty power. That blights lives too. The whole of sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of 910m, consumes only 145 terawatt hours of electricity a year—less than the 4.8m people who live in the state of Alabama. That is the pitiful equivalent of one incandescent light bulb per person for three hours a day.

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Technology bridging the gap between wealthy and poor nations?

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FABLab: Namibia's 'life-giving' ideas factory - BBC News

FABLab: Namibia's 'life-giving' ideas factory - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A place where entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into products, the BBC visits Namibia's "fabrication laboratory".
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Fablabs and Makerspaces in Africa - P2P Foundation

Initiated by Andrew Paterson (Helsinki), in conversation with Michel Bauwens & Irma Wilson (Johannesburg), with aim to gain better understanding of the P2P developments in Africa that are emergent in the form of hacker & makerspaces and fablabs. Further suggestions most welcome to develop this list beyond the those listed in Fablab directory.
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Foresight for Development: A meta-analysis and recommendations for an African future’s learning repository

Foresight for Development: A meta-analysis and recommendations for an African future’s learning repository | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 
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Google to bring net access to Africa using blimps, masts and satellites

Google to bring net access to Africa using blimps, masts and satellites | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Search engine company to bring Wi-Fi to remote African regions in emerging markets
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That's a lot of blimps

 

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AFRICONNECTION | Africa Trend Bulletin from trendwatching.com

AFRICONNECTION | Africa Trend Bulletin from trendwatching.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Africanization of social platforms, virtual connections & peer-to-peer services.
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Nigeria launches new biometric ID card - brought to you by Mastercard | ZDNet

Nigeria launches new biometric ID card - brought to you by Mastercard | ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
13 million person pilot of national identity card combines both biometric verification for state services and a prepayment wallet aimed at bringing financial services to the poorest.
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UNICEF updating Uganda's Digital Kiosk computing platform - Gizmag

UNICEF updating Uganda's Digital Kiosk computing platform - Gizmag | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For the past couple of years, UNICEF Uganda and partners have been designing, developing, prototyping and rolling out youth-focused community computers that can operate on mains power where available, or solar-power in remote rural areas. Work has just finished on the design of the second generation Digital Kiosk, and the UK's fanless computer specialist Aleutia is now working on a new open source, low power computer system to squeeze into the table-topped repurposed oil drum that will become the Digital Drum.

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Maker Faire Johannesburg: A Beacon of Hope for Africa? | Inside3DP.com

Maker Faire Johannesburg: A Beacon of Hope for Africa? | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The maker movement event will be coming to Johannesburg this September, offering makers the chance to change (and 3D print) history.
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'Fab Lab' Igniting Revolution in Kenya - Voice of America

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“FabLab” as it's called, is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication at the University of Nairobi.

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This Awesome Interactive Map Will Make You Think Twice About Africa

This Awesome Interactive Map Will Make You Think Twice About Africa | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This graph is worth as many as you can take out of it.
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Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya

Phone-to-phone payments already bringing massive changes to Kenya | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Try to imagine what your life would be like if you had no bank account, no credit or debit cards, and no cash, and on top of that, you lived in a country where poverty, crime, and corruption were rampant. I’ve never been there, but by many reports Kenya is just such a place. How do people cope?

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