Telco brings educational ebooks to D.R. Congo, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso

The National Centre for Distance Learning (CNED) and telco Orange have partnered to ensure availability of educational ebooks for students in the francophone West African countries of Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. Pre-launch the project already has 29,000 students signed up to receive content “in ebook format” through the MondoCNED app, that can be Read More …

African sci fi, ebooks in Africa and other crazy notions

We’re a month away from the Aké Arts and Book Festival in Nigeria, and this year the African Speculative Fiction Society will be presenting the first annual Nommo Award for sci-fi. This hard on the heels of two sci-fi movies featuring at the Luxor African Film Festival earlier this year. Yes folks, the Global New Renaissance Read More …

Kenya – book sales fall as VAT and piracy bite. Does salvation lie with digital?

The 20th Nairobi International Book Fair wrapped up yesterday after a five-day event themed “United In Reading.” But an otherwise colourful function in Kenya’s capital (the second-largest publishing fair in sub-Saharan Africa after Cape Town in South Africa), which was well-attended by both trade and the public (26,000 visitors), was overshadowed by the dark cloud Read More …