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Post Archive for October 2010

OA News: October 27-30, 2010
October 30, 2010 ♦ No Comment

Nine stories from the past 3 days: Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and more

Google Baraza
October 28, 2010 ♦ No Comment
Google Baraza

Yes, it’s Google, and yes, it’s similar to Yahoo! Answers, but the new Baraza site fills a major void in African web-space. Not only is there relatively little targeted African content, but typical African content that does exist often lacks value or focus.  Now, with Baraza, not only can users …

OA News: October 26, 2010
October 27, 2010 ♦ No Comment

13 years of Nigerian Internet growth, eGranary computer program, mobile cost structures

One year of following African ICT news
October 24, 2010 ♦ No Comment
One year of following African ICT news

After diligently keeping track of news stories relating to African ICT progress for a full year, it is time to reflect.

OA News: October 19-24, 2010
October 24, 2010 ♦ No Comment

ITU stats, Nigerian broadband costs & mobile stats, Asian investment, Glo 1 & ACE, .africa campaign

Will Africa avoid perilously simple passwords?
October 23, 2010 ♦ No Comment
Will Africa avoid perilously simple passwords?

From 2010, but applicable to Facebook and mobile banking users everywhere.
The generic password is not a uniquely African problem by any means, but is an area where Africa can potentially leapfrog the rest of the world. However, the task of imposing complex passwords is far from easy. For one, what …