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Post Archive for November 2009

OA News: November 28, 2009
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Egypt’s Telecom Market, Women’s progress in Swaziland

OA News: November 27, 2009
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Africa’s Media Explosion, New Kenyan e-learning program, ICT industry needs new blood

A look back at West Africa’s RIOnet
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A look back at West Africa’s RIOnet

Despite its shortcomings, we can’t forget how far current African infrastructure and ICT development has come since the early 1990’s. The following example highlights how foreign interests can aid developing nations by providing both physical and human resources for development.
RIO (meaning “Reseau Intertropical d’Ordinateurs”) was a network of electronic communication …

OA News: November 26, 2009
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ICT education, Tunisian forum, various broadband stories from Nigeria & E. Africa

Illiterate? Not a problem with voice applications
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Illiterate? Not a problem with voice applications

Today¬† (Nov 25, 2009), Uganda’s Monitor Online is running a story on how the Internet will soon be an option for the illiterate and disabled. Currently, such individuals are limited to basic SMS functions and in most cases, are unable to effectively browse the Internet. However, that is all about …

OA News: November 25, 2009
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Voice-navigated Internet, Lagos schools get ICT boost