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    SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

    by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 07, 2015

    SMS Uprising is a collection of essays that provides practical examples of how mobile technology is providing new ways for activists in Africa to organise and strive for social change.

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    Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing

    by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 27, 2015

    At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections. A few days into the crisis, a group of Kenyans in Nairobi launched Ushahidi, a website to map violence “based on reports submitted via the web and mobile phone”.

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