With so much going on in Africa, it may be the apropo time for such an event as Kilombo 2012, which
will focus on Africa, Africans and social justice. Set to be an annual
event and the first will, say the organizers, lay the foundation for
launching the Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African
Self-Determination. The event, which is also a festival for the ending
of neo-colonialism in Africa, will take place in Ghana, September 14-16,
2012. Organizers are expecting attendees from U.S., UK, Namibia, and
In many African countries, Internet access is either too expensive for
or unavailable to the general population. But Google has launched a new servicethat
allows those in a few African nations to text globally through its free
email service provided by Google, Gmail.
With Broadband, Internet service is not only faster but less expensive
allowing more people to jump onboard the Web Express. And now the
African nations of Namibia and Botswana have Broadband. The countries recently linked up to an 8,700 mile-underground
cable system that provides faster and cheaper Internet connectivity.
According to a report by the African Development Bank, the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations' Economic
Commission for Africa and the UN development agency UNDP, the African
economy is expected to grow 4.5 percent this year. If this trend continues, the new growth can open new international trade doors for the continent.