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Post Archive for July 2014

JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs
July 21, 2014 ♦ 3 Comments
JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs

JumpStart Africa is the first crowdfunding platform to revolutionize the way the world supports Africa by backing innovative projects developed by African entrepreneurs. Simply put, JumpStart Africa is Africa’s Kickstarter.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: e-commerce in the spotlight, figuring out local content, Angola as an ICT leader, BRCK ships, and more
July 17, 2014 ♦ Comments Off on Online Africa Weekly Top 10: e-commerce in the spotlight, figuring out local content, Angola as an ICT leader, BRCK ships, and more

We take a deeper dive on top stories of the week including the prospect for African e-commerce, the growing adoption of tablets in African education, the nuances of local content, and more.

UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery
July 9, 2014 ♦ Comments Off on UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery
UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery

Few African governments offer a suite of online services for citizens. In fact, nearly one-third of African countries are in the bottom 10 percent of the world rankings. That, however, is changing, and there are dozens of successful African examples of e-government initiatives.

Reasons why Cameroon needs to open up its 3G market
July 6, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Reasons why Cameroon needs to open up its 3G market

Cameroon lags behind other African nations in terms of broadband affordability. A recent Research ICT Africa policy brief addresses what is causing the high cost – and what can potentially be done to remedy the situation.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: Africa’s mobile money lead, 5G, solar-powered schools, Eritrea’s internet snapshot, and more
July 2, 2014 ♦ Comments Off on Online Africa Weekly Top 10: Africa’s mobile money lead, 5G, solar-powered schools, Eritrea’s internet snapshot, and more

We take a deeper dive on top stories of the week including solar-powered schools, lower tariffs for Gabon, South Africa’s access divide, Africa’s mobile money lead, African 5G, Eritrea’s internet stats, and Libyan voter registration.