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OA News: January 25, 2011

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  1. What West Africa can expect from the recent WB committment:
    West Africa Rising: World Bank offers Internet ‘revolution’ to Sierra Leone, Liberia {Christian Science Monitor}
  2. A recent survey shows that 10% of Kenyans have Internet access, a much greater percentage than nearby Tanzania:
    With 4m users, Kenya leads EA in access to Internet services {The East African}
  3. 51% of South Africans who have access to the Internet shop online:
    SA’s online shopping gets thumbs up {}
  4. The thorn in Africa’s side:
    Africa’s Power Shortages Threaten the Development of Data Centres And the Cost of Running Base Stations {Balancing Act via TMC}
  5. Portuguese service for Africa will be cut – details to follow:
    BBC to Shut Down 5 Language Services {VOA News}
  6. Computer Point, IBM eye Kampala {East African Business Week}
  7. An offshore broadband project in Ghana that would have been the first of its kind in Africa has failed to meet it completion period:
    Ghana’s offshore broadband network behind schedule {Ghana Business News}
  8. An opinion on recent uniquely African projects and ways the continent is becoming connected:
    Connecting the unconnected {Afrinnovator}
  9. Telecommunication: broadband internet soon a reality in the Congo Brazzaville {Afrique Avenir}
  10. ZANU PF may have altered server data containing views of Zimbabweans on a new constitution:
    Copac Main Computer Hacked Into {SW Radio Africa via allAfrica}
  11. Interesting point on Ugandan Internet habits: low e-commerce, low mobile Internet access, high reliance on cyber-cafes:
    Slow Growth for E-Commerce As Local Internet Use Rises {The Monitor via allAfrica}
  12. The environmentally-sound project will soon be active. Angola is currently on the SAT3 cable:
    $U.S.92 Million for Installation of Submarine Cable {Angola Press via allAfrica}
  13. Some North Rift parents cite the Internet as a cause of ‘moral decay’, suggesting the need for better ICT awareness:
    Concern As Parents Shun ICT Learning {Daily Nation via allAfrica}