Weekly round-up #28

Hello Firefox OS Community,

This week has been full of hip-happening news for Africa. From our WoMoz highlighted in Ivory Coast to Orange introducing their new projects and GrowthAfrica applications being launched, we can say that our continent is definitely alive and kicking!

WoMoz in Ivory Coast
This week our WoMoz Manuala has been highlighted by “La Chambre de l’Economie Social et Solidaire Ivoirienne”! She’s introducing WoMoz and their activities as well as her passion for tech in an inspiring interview. Have a read here.


Firefox Club in Cairo
On 5th December, Mozilla Egypt will launch a new Firefox Club in Cairo for Student Ambassadors in Obour Academy.  Join them to learn more about Mozilla and the Egyptian community! Don’t miss this event.


GrowthAfrica applications are open
Great news, applications are now open for GrowthAfrica accelerators in Kenya and Uganda. If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur willing to make a positive impact in society, then this programme is made for you! You have until 17th January to apply for GrowthAfrica for a chance to be tomorrow’s African leader. Find more info here.

imgresOrange’s projects in Africa
Another great piece of new this week, our partner Orange has unveiled their projects for Africa and they are big! From spreading their presence across the continent to announcing the opening of 2 new centres in Dakar and Abidjan in order to pilot Botswana and the West African network, we really wish Orange all the best for their fantastic projects.

Winners of AppsAfrica Awards
The winners of AppsAfrica Awards have been announced! 10 talented participants have distinguished themselves during this competition. In case you didn’t know, AppsAfrica is a portal dedicated to mobile application developers, startups and the various technological communities across Africa. Discover who the winners are here.

Orange Klif AppChallenge Madagascar
… and the winners of the App Challenge in Madagascar are: BVoka, Ankamantatra and MemoStroop.

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!

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