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A solar-powered Internet café for Chad
November 29, 2011 ♦ No Comment

Thanks to efforts from non-profit organizations like Chad Now, the Internet is gradually (and sustainably) reaching more Chadians.

OA News: November 22-23, 2011
November 24, 2011 ♦ No Comment

Recent tech stories from Ghana, Djibouti, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and more.

Chart: African Internet penetration versus urban population (2010)
November 23, 2011 ♦ No Comment
Chart: African Internet penetration versus urban population (2010)

The rural nature of Africa poses challenges for bringing the Internet outside of urban areas. We thought it would be interesting to compare estimated Internet penetration rates with how urbanized a given country claims to be.

Summary of ITU’s updated key telecom indicators (fixed, mobile broadband subscriptions)
November 22, 2011 ♦ One Comment

On November 16, 2011, the ITU released updated key ICT indicators for their six defined global regions. The latest data includes projections for 2011. How do African (Sub-Saharan African) trends look based on a few years of data?

OA News: November 17-21, 2011
November 21, 2011 ♦ No Comment

African ICT News Roundup, November 17-21, 2011.

Video: Is Broadband a Basic Human Right?
November 21, 2011 ♦ No Comment

Randall Lane, of Forbes, sits down with Dr. Hamadoun Touré, the head of the International Telecommunication Union to discuss broadband as a human right.