Africa Facts• Home to the tallest free standing mountain in the world (located on sea level): Mt. Kilimanjaro• Africa is the oldest inhabited territory in the world.• The great wildebeest migration is ONLY witnessed in Kenya and Tanzania• The hottest place in the world is Al’Aziziyah in Libya• 2100+ Languages spoken in Africa
Africa Facts• Some early evidence of agriculture in Africa dates from 16,000 BCE• Evolution believed to begin in East Africa• Home to the longest river in the world• More than half of all diamonds in the world come from Africa• Home to the fastest animal in the world: The Cheetah• Home to the largest land animal in the world: The African Elephant
Citations? From Where?• Most African Cultures not documented• Small languages never published• Computer literacy still very low• Centralization of government services aﬀects infrastructure development• State-controlled media – Until very recently• Information censorship
Wikipedia Definition“Broadly, a cita%on is a reference to a published or unpublished source (not always the original source)"
What can we do?• Create Human Citation Community• Create Article an Article Incubator• Create Competitions & Edit Campaigns• Oral Citations• Convince More Institutions on Authenticity of Wikipedia Articles• Mobile Editing• Kill WikiLeaks
Points to Remember• Africa’s 70% Internet Traﬃc is Mobile• Less than 22% of Africa is Documented• Africa is the 2nd Largest Continent• There is only 2 Wikimedia Chapters in Africa• Allow the African to Tell his Own Story
David Mugo Charlene (9) & Charnele (6) Mugo DJ | Not 22 years old Chairman of Wikimedia Kenya BoardAdvisor to Kenya’s VP on Digital Media & Technology Twitter: @raidarmax Skype, Gtalk: raidarmax http://mugo.me