Some Websites And Blogs We Liked:By | Friday, September 24 2010 at 13:39
OPEN DATA - KENYA
On July 8 2011, President Mwai Kibaki launched the Kenya Open Data Initiative, making key government data freely available to the public through a single online portal. The 2009 census, national and regional expenditure, and information on key public services are some of the first datasets to be released. The website is a user-friendly platform that allows for visualizations and downloads of the data and easy access for software developers. Indeed, tools and applications have already been built to take this data and make it more useful than it originally was.
For more information visit - http://opendata.go.ke/
THIS IS AFRICA
This Is Africa is a label of the Ghetto Radio Foundation and a media organisation which refreshes the world's view of Africa, correct misperceptions and shatter old stereotypes, by showing that what gives urban Africa its funk and vibe today is far removed from the tired and narrow clichés of safaris, traditional drums, corruption, poverty, war and disease.
For more information visit - http://www.thisisafrica.me
AFRICAN DIGITAL ART
African Digital Art is a website which shows off technology and creativity around Africa. It provides a creative space for digital artists and professionals to gain inspiration. It includes; audio/visual production, animation, interactive projects, websites, short films, graphic art and design.
For more information visit - http://www.africandigitalart.com/
Afrographique is a blog by Ivan Colic which aims to collect as much data as possible with the aim of presenting the information in an exciting and digestible format to all.
For more information visit - http://afrographique.tumblr.com/
Afrigator is a social media aggregator and directory built especially for African digital citizens who publish and consume content on the Web. It tries to showcase the best digital content that the continent has to offer.
For more information visit - http://afrigator.com
This website is Africa's encyclopedia. It is a collaborative environment that seeks to build the most complete and trusted marketplace of facts and data on Africa, and analysing the stories and trends they tell us. It aims to create a more dispassionate and evidence-based commentary on the continent.
For more information visit - http://www.africapedia.com
The Other Africa
This website is a photographic project which aims to present a new image of the African continent. The ambitious photographer behind this is Philippe Sibelly, a man who is determined to visit the continent's 54 countries and depict the emerging middle classes, the night cityscapes and portraits of local DJs. The website is also available in Swahili.
For more information visit - http://www.theotherafrica.eu/
Afropop Worldwide is many things; a web site, a radio program, a database, and an international musical archive run by a team of dedicated researchers. But perhaps this site's most significant contribution is that it increase the profile of African and African Diaspora music worldwide, and to see that benefits from this increased profile go back to artists, music industry professionals, and the countries that produce the music.
For more information visit - http://www.afropop.org/
‘A white African’s view of the world’
Erik Hersman grew up in Kenya and Sudan. In this highly popular blog, Hersman likes to write about technology and give his thoughts on how it is impacting, and can how it can potentially change Africa.
For more information visit: http://whiteafrican.com
This is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity and resourcefulness. A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent to show the ways in which individuals have used creativity to overcome adversity.
For more information visit: http://www.afrigadget.com
OkayAfrica.com is a fresh cultural guide to Africa. It showcases up-to-date music, news, blogs, events and features on the best talents Africa has to offer.
For more information visit: http://www.okayafrica.com/
African Digital Art
This artistic site is a creative space where digital artists, enthusiasts and professionals can seek inspiration, showcase their artistry and connect with each other.
For more information visit: http://www.africandigitalart.com/
This ‘house of Africanity’ serves as a platform where individuals anywhere in the world the can post events and experiences about the African continent.
For more information visit: http://www.hosafa.com/
InforAfricaNow.com is Africa's Free Web directory. The site has over 13,000 entries listed across Africa for companies, businesses, governments, organisations and individuals.
For more information visit: http://www.infoafricanow.com/
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