WWWalker's African Business
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We were looking at writing Nokia S40 mobile applications running on the new X3 that can be used in Africa including Sudan, Liberia, Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa to aid in infrastructure projects for health, education and Christian evangelism.
In Africa people only have smartphones on low bandwidth 3G mobile internet plus WiFi at internet cafes to download apps and ebooks. Android is very popular. Laptops are too expensive. EBay UK is where they get their smartphones and laptops.
Christine Platt from Orange Presbyterian is new CEO of GRN. She is an electrical engineer from New South Wales. I heard her in July 2012 in Orange Presbyterian. She is using her technical skills in setting up radio transmitters and mobile hard drives and MP3 players with wind-up power supply to deliver the gospel in 6000 languages worldwide including Africa.
Africa is a financial sinkhole. I never get any joy there with my business.
Africa is full of crime, theft, impersonation, corruption and fraud. Their banking system and government officers need to be cleaned up. Criminals are always laundering money rather than working hard and using investments to advance their country. Greed is very common. Nearly all countries are run by dictatorships ranging from good to bad. They need transparent governments by putting their parliaments' Hansard online to search and see if they live up to what they promise to make their governments accountable. Nearly every internet money scam originates in Africa (Ghana, Nigeria). They are full of crooks and gangsters with poor law enforcement and crowded jails, low education and communication, high unemployment, war, flourishing organised criminal underworld and rampant HIV epidemic from poor moral standards and poverty.
I met a South African embassy staffer in Canberra in 2010.
South Africa has many mobile phone operators and communications companies.
South Africa is a base for Western IT companies in Africa.
From 2014-2016, in nursing home at Eight Mile Plains Brisbane, I play violin for a South African anglican priest who runs an ecumentical service every fortnight. He is a most generous and encouraging Christian brother who is always ready to help if I am stuck. He is never mean or condescending.
In 15 February 2018, Zuma resigned, a very corrupt ANC president of South Africa for past 9 years. ANC forced him to resign.
South Sudan was formed in the UN in 2011 from the south of Sudan in answer to the persecution of the south by the north's islamic majority. This was an answer to prayer! 200,000 Sudanese have died during this civil war.
After independence South Sudan fell into Civil War in 2013 and there are now 1 million refugees!
In December 2015, Bishop is looking to form a University by merging Yei Teacher Training College and 5 other church projects.
The Bishop is now seeking a new college principal:
The person would provide leadership in policy formation, develop plans and tools for the management of the University, and mobilize resources.
The person would be on the Diocesan staff, and qualifications include:
prayerfulness, enthusiasm, a PhD, and be self-supported.
- Bishop Hillary Adeba
- Principal YTTC
- Diocesan Education Coordinator
- Diocesan Program Coordinator
A colleague Rhys and Rhondda Hall of ACROSS SIM have setup a Radio Program in South Sudan for education, health and evangelism. Rhondda's father Rhys Price was a close friend of my father Preston Walker. They both went to Melbourne Bible Institute in 1938-39.
Rhys is attending a literacy expo and Mobiles for Education symposium in September 2012 in the USA. At the literacy expo, he is speaking on using digital media players for education, mother tongue books and songs for literacy. ACROSS now receives USAID for All Children Reading Project end of 2012 - great news!
In 2013, part of the radio project will close and some staff will be sacked from Faith Line Ministries. Send aid via Western Union to assist Faith Line Ministries to continue by themselves - worthy project.
In 2015-2016 ACROSS is using DAPs in cattle camps as UN lead agency to bring peace in civil war in South Sudan and in Northern Uganda refugee camps. DAPs are used for education, singing, evangelism and peace keeping. The South Sudan civil war is between tribal pasturalists. A colleague Walter is presenting at UNESCO Paris re ACROSS DAP educational work in March 2017. He is also presenting re ACROSS DAP ministry at Mobile Education conferences in Netherlands in March-April 2017. ACROSS DAP are teaching literacy in the mother tongue via materials from SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics).