Made in Africa

Developers in Africa use open source technology to solve some of the world's most intractable problems and grow their business ecosystems. Here's a snapshot of local projects across the continent.


Communications technology is booming across Africa, from mobile money to governmental services. Here are a few tech projects on the bleeding edge of innovation.

Messaging engine for the delivery of SMS, Star Menu and chat messages to diverse audiences in emerging markets and beyond.
PesaPI is an API for mobile money systems across Africa. Using PesaPI you can save considerable time and effort when integrating mobile money systems into your application, making it easy for your …

Junebug is an open-source server application providing SMS and USSD gateway connectivity for integrators, operators and application developers. Junebug enables integrators to automate the setup, monitoring, logging, and health checking of population scale messaging integrations.


Chisimba is the product of a collaboration of the 13 African universities involved in the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project. Its main purpose is to foster capacity buil…
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"Trained by Tunapanda" is our in-house technical, professional, and business training services equipping young people with the skills to solve local and global issues.

Open data, transparency, and internet freedom

Open Duka is a project designed by the Open Institute that will provide a freely accessible database of information on Kenyan entities. This information will provide citizens, journalists, and civi…
GotToVote is a toolkit of simple web and SMS services that help citizens get to the ballot box informed and ready to vote. Kenya version accessible at
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