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African Developers Taking on the Web Community Group

The mission of this group is to create and support a Pan-African community of competent, internationally certified IT professionals focused on developing the IT Web and mobile based tools for African Agriculture, Business, Education, Health Care, Government and general Social needs.

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Banning the spammers?

It’s too bad we’ve not been able to engage in much of the discussion for which this group was established, but I suspect the recent spate of spam could end up killing the group off by driving folks to drop it. Can something be done to ban the perpetrators and lock things down?

Web Adoption Strategy

The African continent has benefited from a tremendous adoption rate and record breaking in the Mobile realm. The question becomes: will the same rules apply for web and the Internet. Of course not, the number of people using personal computers in Africa in proportion to its population is insignificant at the moment. We know the mobile phone has become in some sense the PC of any average African citizen.

Looking for some comments about the different approaches from an infrastructure and capacity perspective as well as from a Value added service context (applicationsĀ targetedĀ for the Internet)