African traditions are under threat. While younger generations increasingly desire to move to the big cities, emigrate, or assimilate, globalisation has brought external cultures into competition with local ones, leaving many of these older structures close to dissolution. One proposed solution to this erosion of tradition is the ATOE (African Traditions Online Encyclopaedia) - a Wikipedia-style, user-generated website that will amass the collected knowledge, culture and history of the Continent into one public resource. The project will be launched at eLearning Africa 2014: so the news team caught up with the man behind the idea to discover what motivates him, and gain a little insight into the life of a Cameroonian clan chief (...)
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Published by Elearning Africa, February 24th, 2014.
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