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How an island 1/300th the size of most African countries succeeds as a tech business destination
June 24, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean, is geographically 300 times smaller than Madagascar – yet it outshines most African nations in terms of ICT usage and business environment.

Infrastructure investment and citizen awareness are needed to encourage Mozambique’s internet development
May 7, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Infrastructure investment and citizen awareness are needed to encourage Mozambique’s internet development

The Mozambican Government has made reforms to support national Internet development. Despite these steps, the nation still lags much of the continent in terms of connectivity.

A lack of transparency surrounds awarding of Chad’s first 3G/4G license
April 21, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Highlighted by the recent awarding of a 3G/4G license, Chad’s ICT progress is riddled with opaque promises.

ICT projects are strengthening The Gambia’s economy
March 19, 2014 ♦ No Comment

A technology summit held in The Gambia allowed ICT stakeholders to discuss how information technology can strengthen their economy. By doing so, they hoped to encourage Gambians to participate in the process.

Project Isizwe is bringing free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane in South Africa – and people are using it
February 24, 2014 ♦ 2 Comments
Project Isizwe is bringing free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane in South Africa – and people are using it

Project Isizwe, an ambitious project to bring free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in South Africa, has seen enormous user growth since launching in 2013.

Exploring Mali’s government social media accounts
February 18, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Exploring Mali’s government social media accounts

A great way to find social media accounts in under-represented African countries is to find a government presence and follow its connections. Such is the case with Mali’s ICT agency.