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Post Archive for January 2015

Vernacular languages coming online thanks to Mozilla, grassroots efforts
January 31, 2015 ♦ Comments Off on Vernacular languages coming online thanks to Mozilla, grassroots efforts

Localizing online content needs to be a priority for companies operating in Africa.

African highlights from ‘State of Broadband 2014’ report
January 27, 2015 ♦ One Comment
African highlights from ‘State of Broadband 2014’ report

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released its third annual country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband deployment.

Barriers to affordable broadband access in Cameroon
January 24, 2015 ♦ Comments Off on Barriers to affordable broadband access in Cameroon
Barriers to affordable broadband access in Cameroon

Key points from an August 2014 case study on the barriers to affordable broadband access in Cameroon.

Gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable
January 22, 2015 ♦ Comments Off on Gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable
Gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable

ICTs raise awareness of the need to improve women’s rights. There needs to be even greater policy intervention, however.

Is African broadband data worth it?
January 20, 2015 ♦ One Comment
Is African broadband data worth it?

A Research ICT Africa policy brief from June 2014 asks the question: “Is broadband data worth the money?” The answer depends on where you live.

SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014’ report only marginally improved this year
January 17, 2015 ♦ Comments Off on SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014’ report only marginally improved this year
SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014’ report only marginally improved this year

A recent ITU report examines global ICT development, the cost of broadband, and how youth are driving internet usage. We’ve broken out how trends apply to African countries.