Hello Firefox OS Community,

What a week – we’re still recovering from jet-lag from Orlando! Even though we’re catching up on sleep, we’ve still been super busy brainstorming about our plans for next year, our communities are continuing to do a smashing job and several new projects are flourishing across the continent…

Code4AfricaCode4Kenya
One of the best bits of news this week has to be the launch of 3 new Innovation Fellowship’s by Code4Kenya! This time, the fellows will use digital tools and public data to drive investigations into everything from the treatment of HIV positive prisoners and the exploitation of subsistence farmers, to the hidden hand of organised crime in our society.
Once again it’s an amazing initiative that we invite you to discover here.

Top 5 women changing IT in Africa – Ethel Cofie
We are very happy to see Ethel Cofie’s work recognized all over the world. We introduced to you her amazing job at Women in Tech Africa, where she has been nominated several times as a leading woman in the African tech scene and now she’s one of the top 5 women who is changing the continent. Read her interview and feel inspired.

SWIFT events in Mauritius
This week, SWIFT announced that its 23rd African Regional Conference will take place from May 17th to 19th in Mauritius around new technologies. This conference will gather the key stakeholders in the financial and ICT industries in order to discuss the current situation in Africa. And during this week, SWIFT will organise the Innotribe Startup Challenge for fintech startups for the second year in a row – it aims to introduce the world’s brightest startups. Find more info in this great article from DisruptAfrica.

NDERECAMP in Cameroon
Last weekend, Mozilla Cameroon organised their 3rd Nderecamp around local content for innovation and how to improve the region thanks to ICT. Even our MozRep Dorothée attended the event from Orlando! And once again, it was a great success. Congratulations to the team!

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