What the German government thinks a “Strategic Partnership for a ‘Digital Africa'” should look like

Written by Tobias Denskus – reblogged from http://aidnography.blogspot.de. It was coincidence that the #HackingTeam story broke while I was drafting this post. In one way, these two posts are very much unrelated, but in other ways there is a narrative that binds them together: While ‘digital development’, ICT4D and ICT4Bad happen right here and now, the German ministry…

Towards greener cities in Egypt and Germany

Growing Grassroots: Changing Cities in a Changing Climate *Arabic Below* Green areas in cities are often called the “lungs of a city”. They are good for the air, for the climate and bring about a better quality of life to the city’s population. Do you like sitting in green areas or have you even thought…

First German-African ICT startup fair held in Berlin – ICT@frica

The first German-African ICT Start-up Fair was held on 11 October 2014 in the Malzfabrik venue in Berlin, Germany. Ten German-African start-ups from the automotive, cooling technology, resource planning, irrigation technology, engineering, solar and wind power technology, as well as sanitary and electro technology areas were presenting their business ideas at the event and inviting all those interested to have…

“While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.”

… Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (Dec 21, 1949 – Oct.15, 1987) declared a week before his murder. He was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, Pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. (Wikipedia) His quotes and initiatives are remembered across the globe, here we…

Letter by P.E.Muundjua (Ovaherero Genocide Committee) to the German NGO-Alliance

This letter refers to the Appeal to the Members of the German Bundestag for recognition of and compensation for the genocide in the former colony of “German South-West Africa”, today’s Republic of Namibia : No Amnesty on Genocide! +++++++ 18 March, 2012 in Windhoek, Namibia Dear NGO-Alliance,Thank you so much for your note of support to us of…

No Amnesty on Genocide!

Appeal to the Members of the German Bundestag for recognition of and compensation for the genocide in the former colony of “German South-West Africa”, today’s Republic of Namibia We – the initiatives, organisations and institutions of the civil society signed below – welcome the conciliatory approach adopted by the German Federal Government as demonstrated by…