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Post Archive for August 2011

Accusations interfere with broadband access in Swaziland
August 27, 2011 ♦ No Comment
Accusations interfere with broadband access in Swaziland

Does the mafia really control Swaziland’s parastatal telecommunications company? Probably not, but such finger-pointing is distracting when the public needs faster and cheaper Internet services.

OA News: August 19-27, 2011
August 27, 2011 ♦ No Comment

29 stories from Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Internet Snapshot: Equatorial Guinea
August 25, 2011 ♦ 2 Comments
Internet Snapshot: Equatorial Guinea

According to 2010 estimates, Equatorial Guinea generates a GDP of nearly $37,000 per capita – a sum 74 times greater than that found in Zimbabwe. Therefore, why does Equatorial Guinea, a nation with one of the highest GDP’s per capita in the world (and the highest in Africa) have some of the worst levels of Internet connectivity?

How social media can bring trust to Guinea’s 2011 elections
August 23, 2011 ♦ No Comment
How social media can bring trust to Guinea’s 2011 elections

Guinea’s legislative elections are to be held on 11/27/2011. How can Nigeria’s experience with crowdsourcing apply to Guinea, a nation where social media is less prominent and fact often gets tangled with fiction?

August 2011 African ICT news roundup (Part 3 of 3)
August 18, 2011 ♦ No Comment
August 2011 African ICT news roundup (Part 3 of 3)

27 fresh articles/posts/stories from Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Reunion, Senegal, Seychelles, SL, SA, Swaziland, Uganda, Zim

August 2011 African ICT news roundup (Part 2 of 3)
August 17, 2011 ♦ No Comment
August 2011 African ICT news roundup (Part 2 of 3)

25 fresh articles/posts/stories on Cameroon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, SA, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and more