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Post Archive for May 2010

OA News: May 31, 2010
May 31, 2010 ♦ No Comment

The merits of open source, Ugandan state site hacked, Zain Kenya 3G

Mauritania’s outlook no longer on hold
May 31, 2010 ♦ No Comment
Mauritania’s outlook no longer on hold

Just a few years ago, Mauritania appeared to be on a trajectory for certain ICT success. For one, neighboring North African nations were relatively advance in terms of ICT adoption and could serve as a model for African success. An ICT policy was established in 1999-2000. In 2004, the government …

For better or for worse, Western Sahara’s Internet future is with Morocco
May 30, 2010 ♦ 5 Comments
For better or for worse, Western Sahara’s Internet future is with Morocco

The Internet’s future in Western Sahara has always been at the fate of politics.

Chart: National ICT plans by region, recent vs. last decade
May 29, 2010 ♦ No Comment
Chart: National ICT plans by region, recent vs. last decade

Measuring exact date of revision or enactment of an ICT plan, let alone determining if such a plan indeed exists, is a challenge. Still, general trends become apparent when comparing the recency of African ICT plans:

West Africa has a high prevalence of national ICT plans but many have not been …

OA News: May 27, 2010
May 28, 2010 ♦ No Comment

Interesting SA mobile Internet stats, Demystifying the Internet

OA News: May 21-25, 2010
May 26, 2010 ♦ No Comment

Internet predictions, ICT for reform & education always a hot topic