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Post Archive for February 2010

Summary of a summary: Nigeria’s ICT Quiz
February 27, 2010 ♦ No Comment
Summary of a summary: Nigeria’s ICT Quiz

Last week, Nigerian secondary school students participated in an annual information and communication technology quiz. A summary of the two-day event, written by Y. Z. Yau, the director of CITAD, appeared in the Lagos-based Daily Independent. Mr. Yau also had some interesting personal thoughts on the quiz, and they are …

OA News: February 26-27, 2010
February 27, 2010 ♦ No Comment

Zambia’s Chawama Youth Project report, Tanzanian farming data website, Nigerian ICT Quiz

Africa should want its own ad networks
February 26, 2010 ♦ 9 Comments
Africa should want its own ad networks

2012 Update: AdsBrook, a Ghanaian startup ad network is in Beta stage. The platform will soon provide ads to web publishers and mobile developers.
Fundamentally, an online advertisement is a medium for communication. Advertisements are a vehicle for the transfer of goods and/or services. Not only do ads contribute to the …

OA News: February 25, 2010
February 25, 2010 ♦ No Comment

Ghana becomes W. African ICT hub, massive Nigerian training program, Zimbabwe’s national ICT plan

Must read: ‘African Languages in a Digital Age’
February 24, 2010 ♦ No Comment
Must read: ‘African Languages in a Digital Age’

What is localization in the African context and what is its importance in the long term? African Languages in a Digital Age: Challenges and opportunities for indigenous language computing, a new e-book authored by Don Osborn and published by the Human Sciences Research Council, examines the need for such localization …

OA News: February 24, 2010
February 23, 2010 ♦ No Comment

Two reports on mobile phone/broadband use from the UN and ITU