March 20, 2012

African innovations

Homegrown advancements drive Africa's tech revolution.

Across Africa, developers and programmers are coming up with new technologies from mobile banking to mapping software and medical tablets to cloud storage. Now the continent is increasingly relying on its own homegrown innovations.

But this technology revolution is not without its challenges. So what are the obstacles facing the industry, and will this new breed of innovators be able to overcome them?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Eric Osiakwan, director of the African Internet Service Providers Association, and Juliana Rotich (@afromusing), co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi.

What do you think? What has the movement achieved and what needs to change? Send us your thoughts and comments on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #AJStream.

Here are some highlights from the conversation online: