Hello Firefox OS Community,
It’s that time of the week again! We have only good news to announce to you today – from our KLIF smartphone being shortlisted as the ‘best device for Africa’ to a successful Software Freedom Day in Tunisia. And if that’s not enough we’ll also be reporting on some positive numbers for our partner Orange… Wow, this week has just been amazing!
KLIF shortlisted at Africa Com
We are proud and happy to announce that our Orange KLIF is shortlisted as “Best Device for Africa” at the Africa Com Awards! Africa Com is the biggest tech event in Africa, gathering key stakeholders from across the digital scene. This year, the ceremony will take place on the 18th of November in Cape Town, South Africa. So keep your fingers crossed for the KLIF!!
— John Bernard (@thejohnbernard) October 20, 2015
Software Freedom Day in Tunisia
On 18th of October, the Software Freedom Day took place in Sousse, Tunisia. With more than 600 people attending, mainly students from all over the country, the event was a great success. The number of attendees is growing year-on-year, showing resistance against the lack of privacy on the web. And more great news, Mozilla Tunisia recruited new contributors during this event! Welcome!!
— Zaafouri Amine (@zaafouriFF) 18 Octobre 2015
4 Women leader in tech in 2015
This week we also came across a small article introducing 4 women leaders in the tech sector. With an impressive career in the world of technology, these women are definitely worth keeping an eye on. Discover more on them here.
Africa Youth Choice Awards
You still have a few days left to vote for the best African app and tech start-ups at the Africa Youth Choice Awards!! With many great apps and start-ups shortlisted, it would only be smart to vote wisely 😉
The ceremony will take place on the 1st of November in Lagos, Nigeria! You can book your tickets here.
Orange in Africa
Excellent news for our partner Orange who registers an increase of 8.2% on mobile services in Africa and the Middle East. This impressive growth is being led by African countries, including Ivory Coast, Egypt, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea. Orange is now counting 111.2 million subscribers! Well Done!
Lastly, if you’d like to be part of our ‘round up’ crew, tweet us your highlights to @FirefoxOSAfrica and use #FirefoxOSFive – or feel free to drop us an email!