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Post Archive for March 2011

Updated: African Nations with Active National ICT Plans
March 31, 2011 ♦ 4 Comments
Updated: African Nations with Active National ICT Plans

Last updated: March 30, 2011. Twenty-five African nations appear to have a recent/current ICT plan. Approximately 60% of these plans are official active through at least 2011.

OA News: March 27-29, 2011
March 30, 2011 ♦ No Comment

WACS, Seacom, Sentech broadband, SA telecoms predictions, IXPs, cyber laws

Predicting SA’s Internet growth continues to prove challenging
March 29, 2011 ♦ 2 Comments
Predicting SA’s Internet growth continues to prove challenging

A timeline of Internet user predictions by South Africa’s World Wide Worx sheds light on the challenges in forecasting Internet growth. In this case, the predictions proved conservative.

Introducing a tech hub for Ethiopia
March 26, 2011 ♦ One Comment
Introducing a tech hub for Ethiopia

ice ethiopia, Ethiopia’s latest tech hub and business incubator has been active for over two months. The e-learning space in Ethiopia has never been so active.

OA News: March 23-25, 2011
March 26, 2011 ♦ No Comment

Seacom pushes for better fibre policy, Rwanda’s tech future, building capacity in Liberia, analyzing and visualizing African leaders on Facebook

Seventeen months later: TwitterKids of Tanzania
March 24, 2011 ♦ No Comment
Seventeen months later: TwitterKids of Tanzania

In October 2009, a group of Class 5 students from Shepherds Junior School in Arusha, Tanzania took the Internet by storm when they signed on to Twitter. Affectionately known as the TwitterKids, this group continues to interact via social media.