Resources - 2010

1) The Africa Media Barometer
There is a special report on Botswana
2) Christopher Coenen, Ulrich Riem: Development Through Electronic
Networks. Information and Communication Technologies in Africa
Final Report (Office of Technology Assessment of the German Bundestag: 2009
2009 and earlier

The text below is based on a bibliography and links by Prof Dr Rafael Capurro and is reproduced with permission.

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Information Ethics in Africa
A Bibliography

Binsbergen, W.M.J. van: Globalization and Virtuality: Analytical Problems Posed by the Contemporary Transformation of African Societies. In: B. Meyer / P.L. Geschiere Eds.: Globalization and Identity. Dialectics of flow and closurure. Oxford: Blackwell 1989, pp. 273-303.

Brannigan, Michael: Ethics Across Cultures with PowerWeb Ethics (New York 2005)

Britz, J.J. / Mendina, T. Eds.: Information Ethics in the Electronic Age: Current Issues in Africa and the World (McFarland 2004).

Brunet, Patrick / Tiemtoré, Oumarou / Vettraino-Soulard, Marie-Claude: Ethics and the Internet in West Africa. Towards an ethical model of integration Africa World Press/IDRC 2004.

Jackson, Willy / Mandé Issiaka: "New Technologies" and "Ancient Africa": the Impact of New Information and Communication Technologies in Sub-Saharian Afria. In: Rafael Capurro, Johannes Frühbauer, Thomas Hausmanninger Eds.: Localizing the Internet. Ethical Aspects in Intercultural Perspective. München: Fink 2007, ICIE Book Series, Vol. 4, pp. 171-176.
CEPE 2005, Enschede, The Netherlands, pp. 291-306.

Scheule, Rupert M.: "Get us Connected". Zur ICT-basierten Implementierung von Vernetzungsgerechtigkeit in Afrika. In: Rupert M. Scheule, Rafael Capurro, Thomas Hausmanninger Hrsg.: Vernetzt gespalten. Der Digital Divide in ethischer Perspektive. München: Fink 2004, Schriftenreihe des ICIE, Bd. 3, pp. 199-204.

Website: Africa Media Ethics

Ethics and Philosophy in Africa
A Bibliography
:: PhilWeb: African Philosophy - Theory

Appiaha, Kwame Anthony: African Philosophy. In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Appiaha, Kwame Anthony: In My Father's House. Africa in the Philosophy of Culture. New York/Oxford 1992.

Bodunrin, Peter O.: Philosophy in Africa - Trends and Perspectives. Ile-Ife 1985.

href="http://ww/cas/sociology/vss/collins/">Collins, Patricia Hill: Black Feminist Thought. Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York 1990.

Collins, Patricia Hill: Fighting Words. Black Women in the Search for Justice. 1998

Coetzee, P.H. / Roux, A.P.J. (Eds.): Philosophy from Africa.rsity Press 2002 (second edition).

Diemer, Alwin Ed.: Philosophy in the present situation in Africa. Wiesbaden
: F. Steiner Verlag 1981

Eze, Emmanuel Chukwudi Ed.: Postcolonial African Philosophy. A Critical Reader. Oxford 1997

Foaleng, Michel: Über die Logik der Unterentwicklung. Die Schulphilosophie und die
problematische Akkulturation in Schwarzafrika. IKO Verlag, Frankfurt a.M. 1999.

Gbadegesin, Segun: African Philosophy. Traditional Yoruba Philosophy and Contemporary African Realities. Frankfurt/M. 1991.

Graneß, Anke / Kresse Kai Eds.: Sagacious Reasoning. Henry Odera Okra in memoriam. Frankfurt/M: Lang 1997.

Graneß, Anke: Kwasi Wiredu's Ethics of Consensus. An African Model. 2000.

Gyekye, Kwame: African Cultural Values. An Introduction. Sankofa 1996.

Gyekye, Kwame: Tradition and Modernity. Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience New York - Oxford 1997.

Hausknotz, Florentina: Kwasi Wiredu. Kultur und Menschheit 2005

Holenstein, Elmar: Philosophie-Atlas. Orte und Wege des Denkens. Zürich 2004.

Houtondji, Paulin J.: Afrikanische Philosophie. Mythos und Realität. Berlin 1993 (orig. African
Philosophy. Myth and Reality 1976).

Kagame, Alexis: Sprache und Sein. Eine Ontologie der Bantu Zentralafrikas. Heidelberg 1985

Kigongo, James K.: The Relevance of African Ethics to Contemporary Society

Kimmerle, Heinz:
Philosophie in Afrika - Afrikanische Philosophie

Kimmerle, Heinz / Wimmer, Franz M. eds.: Philosophy and Democracy in Intercultural Perspective. Amsterdam - Atlanta 1997.

Kresse, Kai et al.: Afrikanische Philosophie. In: Widerspruch. Zeitschrift für Philosophie Jg. 17, H. 30, Tübingen: Attempto 1997.

Lölke, Ulrike: Kritische Traditionen. Afrika. Philosophie als Ort der Dekolonisation. IKO-Verlag 2001 (Denktraditionen im Dialog, Bd. 10).

Masolo, D.A.: African Philosophy in Search of Identity. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press 1994.

Mudimbe, Valentin Y.: The Invention of Africa. Gnosis, Philosophy and the Order of Knowledge. Bloomington 1988.

Mbiti, John S.: Africat="on" style="font-family: arial;">Nairobi: African Educational Publishers 1969.

Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion 1975

Mlilo, Luke G. / Soédé, N.Y. (eds.): Doing Theology and Philosohy in the African context. IKO-Verlag 2003 (Denktraditionen im Dialog, Bd. 17).

Neugebauer, C.: Einführung in die afrikanische Philosophie. München/Kinshasa, Presses Univ. Africaines 1989.
Njoroge, R.J. / Bennaars, G.A.: Philosophy and Education in Africa. Nairobi: Transce="Arial,Helvetica">
Nkulu, Mutombo: The African Charter of Human and People's Rights

Nkrumah, Kwame:
Consciencism. Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonization and Development. Heinemann 1964; Panaf 1970.

Odera Oruka, H. / Masolo, D.A.: Philosophy and Culture.
Nairobi, Bookwise Ltd. 1983.

Okere, Theophilus: African Philosophy. A Historico-Hermeneutical Investigation of the Condition of its Possibility. Lanham: University Press of America 1983.

Okere, Theophilus / Njoku, Chukwudi Anthony / Devisch, René (Guest Editors): Special Issue: All Knowledge is first of all local knowledge. In: Africa Development, Vol. XXX, No. 3, 2005.

Oladipo, Olusegun Ed.: The Third Way in African Philosophy: Essays in Honour of Kwasi Wiredu. Ibadan: Hope Publications 2002.

Oruka, H. Odera: Mythologies as African Philosophy. In: East Africa Journal 10. Auch in: Anke Graneß, Kai Kresse, Eds.: Sagacious Reasoning. H. Odera Oruka in Memoriam. Frankfurt: Peter Lang 1997.

Oruka, H. Odera: Trends in Contemporary African Philosophy. Nairobi: Shirikon 1990

Oruka, H. Odera: Sage Philosophy. Indigenous Thinkers and Modern Debate on African Philosophy. Nairobi: Acts Press 1990/1991.

Prozesky, Martin Ed.: Comparative Ethics (Chapter 4: African Ethics)

Ruch, E.A. / ain Philosohical Trends in Contemporary
.y w:st="on" style="font-family: arial;">Rome: Catholic Book Agency 1981.

Serequeberhan, Tsenay: African Philosophy. The Essential Readings. St. Paul, Minnesota, Pragon House 1996.

Serequeberhan, Tsenay: The Hermeneutics of African Philosophy. Horizon and Discourse. New York: Routledtge 1994.

Tempels, Placide: Bantu-Philosophie. Ontologie und Ethik. Heidelberg 19945/1956.

Wiredu, Kwasi: Philosophy and an African Culture. Cambridge 1995.

Wiredu, Kwasi: Cultural Universials and Particulars. An African Perspective. Indiana Univ. Press 1996.

Wiredu, Kwasi / Gyekye, Kwame Eds.: Person and Community. Washington 1992.

:: Most Important Names in African Philosophy (A Bibliography)

polylog. Zeitschrift für interkulturelle Philosophie:

Africa: History, Culture, Economy, Politics
:: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber, Klaas van Walraben (Eds.): Africa Yearbook 2004. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers 2005.

Anderson, John D.: East Africa in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. London: Heinemann 1972

Ansprenger, Franz: Geschichte Afrikas. München 2002.

Bernal, Martin: Black Athena. The Afro-Asiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. Bd. I, New Brunswick 1987.

Binsbergen, W.M.J. van: Black Athena: Ten Years After. Talanta 1997.

Binsbergen, W.M.J. van: Global Bee Flight: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ancient Egypt, and the World - Beyond the Black Athena thesis. Hamburg - Münster LIT 2004.

Binsbergen, W.M.J. van / Dijk, R.A. van (eds.): Situating Globality. African Agency in the Appropriation of Global Culture. African Dynamics. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers 2004.

Büttner, Thea: Geschichte Afrikas. Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1976, 2 Bde.

Davidson, Basil: The Growth of African Civilisation. East and Central Africa in the late Nineteenth Century. Longman 1974.

Diop, Cheikh Anta: The African Origin of Civilization. Myth or Reality. Westport: Lawrence Hill 1974 (orig. Nations nègres et culture, Paris 1955).

Fanon, Frantz: The Wretched of the Earth. Preface by Jean-Paul Sartre. Penguin Book 1963.

Hofmeier, R / Mehler, A. Hrsg.: Kleines Afrika-Lexikon, München 2004.

Imfeld, Al: Verlernen, was mich stumm macht. Lesebuch zur afrikanischen Kultur. Zürich: Unionsverlag 1980

Mabe, Jacob E. Hrsg.: Das Afrika-Lexikon. Ein Kontinent in 1.000 Stichwörtern. Metzler 2004.

Mbiti, John S.: African religions and philosophy. London: Heinemann 1975 (dt. Afrikanische Religion und Weltanschauung, 1974)

Nkrumah, Kwame: Consciencism. Philosophy and Ideology for De-Colonisation. London: panaf 1974.

Rodney, Walter: Afrika. Die Geschiche einer Unterentwicklung. Berlin: Verl. Wagenbach 1975

Serageldin, Isma
ïl / Taboroff, June (eds.): Culture and Development in Africa. Washington D.C.: The World Bank 1994.

Sundermeier, T.: Nur gemeinsam können wir leben. Das Menschenbild schwarzafrikanischer Religionen. 1997 (3. Aufl.)

:: African Culture
:: BBC World Service: The Story of Africa
:: Cybergeography

:: Africa South of the Sahara (Stanford University)
:: Africa Economies
:: Economy of Africa (Wikipedia)
:: Google Directory

ICT in Africa

Brown, Cheryl & and Hurst, Gabrielle (Eds). 2007. A Good Place to Start: the IDS Knowledge Services guide to finding development information online. For more information and a PDF version of the book:

Greis, Andreas: Cybergeography. Zur Morphologie des Digital Divide. In:
Rupert M. Scheule, Rafael Capurro, Thomas Hausmanninger Hrsg.: Vernetzt gespalten. Der Digital Divide in ethischer Perspektive. München: Fink 2004, Schriftenreihe des ICIE 2004, 37-50.

Tadadjeu, Maurice / Tamanji, Pius: Information Technology and Cultural Exchange. In: Gérard Berthoud, Albert Kündig, Beat Sitter-Liver (Hg.): l' information. Récits et réalité. Fribourg: Academic Press (2005), S. 53-63.

ICT in Africa:
:: ICTs for rural development,
:: Open Access Arrangements for Developing Countries,
:: The African Digital Commons - a participant's guide, 2005,
:: Africa South of the Sahara: Internet and Computing (Stanford)
(-> Statistics)
:: African Services Committee
:: AISI: The African Digital Divide Agenda (-> Scan-ICT)
:: APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor
:: Connectivity Africa (Canada)
:: ECA (UN Economic Commission for Africa)
ICT 4 Development in Africa (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA), Interdisciplinary Research Workshop (October 2005)
:: NGO.ZA: a joint venture between SANGONeT (Southern Africa NGO network) and ICOZA, South Africa's first independently empowered Tier 1 Internet service provider (ISP).

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

-> African Regional Preparatory Conference for the WSIS (2005) (pdf)
-> Evaluation of the Implementation of the Geneva Plan of Action and Information Society Indicators. The African Regional Preparatory Conference for the WSIS)

ICT Projects in Africa:

General Information:

:: provides interesting information about e-learning in Africa.
:: The PANOS Institute provides high quality information on communication issues in Africa. They also run a blog with many interesting articles.
:: ITU: Statistics (-> World Telecommunications Indicators Database)
:: Nua Internet Surveys
:: Open Source

:: UNCTAD: StDev
:: UN ICT Task Force
:: UNESCO: Institute of Statistics
:: UNESCO: Information and Communication Report (1999-2000)
:: World Bank: Statistics
:: Zooknic Internet Intelligence (World Domains)

African Universities and Institutions
(under construction)

African School of Open Education (ASOE)
Uganda Martyrs University: Institute of Ethics and Development Studies
University of Pretoria: Department of Information Science

:: Progressive African Library & Information Activists Group

This project is run under the auspices of

under the patronage of UNESCO.

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