Open Collaboration for African Techies
It feels like Techie Thursday all over again. However, this Friday ActivSpaces is joining a number of African tech incubators in hosting a “Drupal in a day” training for the benefit of African developers. Valery Colong and Fua Tse of graduated ActivSpaces project Zinger Systems are covering the program. As clear demonstration, the Zinger Systems [...]
After a thrilling weekend at #subCMR in Douala, we decided for a little comic relief at ActivSpaces Buea with a “Techie Thursday”. Sebastian Prengel, an über-geek member of ActivSpaces, thought it would be cool for us to initiate the newbies at the lab with a little hacking ritual. So today we’re having a little fun by [...]
It’s the eve of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope. Both athletes and tourists are pouring into Buea to experience Africa’s most grueling footrace; a 24 mile sprint up a live volcano and down again. Conquering the mountain means braving cruel conditions: 50 degree temperature fluctuations, altitude sickness and a harsh path of volcanic stones. [...]
It’s February 11th, National Youth Day in Cameroon and a future generation of leaders are parading the streets in representation of their presence and aspirations. A great leader once said: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”. John F. Kennedy’s statement inspired us to join [...]
The West Cameroon leadership therefore opted to transform a “National Day” into a “Youth Day” as a tool for nation-building and consolidation, and greater mobilization of the population, most of whom were youths. -Youth & Nation-Building in Cameroon by Churchill Ewumbue-Monono The origin of Cameroon’s Youth Day was in itself a well calculated innovation. So it [...]
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