Mobile Apps in Africa News: #9

US$10,000 seed capital for Caribbean mobile app developers

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Mobile app developers from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica can win US$10,000 in seed capital through an initiative of the World Bank’s infoDev programme.

Mobile app entrepreneurs from the two countries are invited to join their counterparts from Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe to participate in the new initiative to take their apps to the world. MORE…

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24.com hosts first sub-Sahara media hackathon

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Africa’s largest digital news publisher, 24.com, will host sub-Saharan Africa’s first newsroom hackathon, in Cape Town, this weekend (September 6-7, 2013).

The two-day Editors’ Lab will see 14 teams from across South Africa compete to build the most innovative news-driven mobile app or website, with expert support from the initiative’s sponsors, theGlobal Editors’ Network, the African Media Initiativeand Google. MORE…

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