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Post Archive for December 2011

OA News: December 19-28, 2011
December 28, 2011 ♦ No Comment

An exciting end of the year for tech, telecoms, and Internet in Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mayotte, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

OA News: December 15-18, 2011
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Zambian ICT action, Zanu PF fights online criticism, iPhone 4S for South Africa, SMS ban in DRC, Rwanda spends two days discussing ICT future, fibre backbone makes progress in Central Africa, and more.

Top Google search terms by African country, 2011
December 16, 2011 ♦ One Comment

Intrigued by BizTechAfrica’s post “What Zimbabweans search for online,” we decided to take examine 2011’s Google search trends for all sub-Saharan African nations with available data (there are 37 of them).

OA News: December 12-15, 2011
December 15, 2011 ♦ No Comment

YouTube portal for Nigeria, BlackBerry for Malawi, African apps, 4G, decline of cybercafes in Kenya, Sierra Leone elections & media, South Sudan ICT update

Al-Shabaab’s first four days on Twitter
December 10, 2011 ♦ No Comment
Al-Shabaab’s first four days on Twitter

This week, Al-Shabaab turned to Twitter to promote its messages.

Video: Internet Service Prices Still High in Malawi
December 8, 2011 ♦ 2 Comments

Malawi’s Internet costs have vastly dropped since the days of $100/month for a 20kbps connection six years ago. Still, the presence of a fibre cable does not mean immediate reductions in Internet costs for consumers. Due to Malawi’s landlocked location, the country must link to international fibre via Mozambique, Zambia, …