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OA News: February 3-7, 2011

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  1. Regional ICT projects may be threated due to a lack of funds:
    Funds for Nepad IT projects running out in Africa {ComputerWorld}
  2. “We want to take it to the next level and support the use of mobile phones and the Internet as a platform for social services, green growth, and social accountability…” – World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala:
    World Bank seeks views on ICT strategy to fight poverty {Microfinance Monitor}
  3. Security measures are paramount to encouraging e-commerce confidence:
    Africa ripe for e-commerce boom {ITWeb}
  4. Supercomputing is a relatively rare field of African research and university education. There’s activity in Ghana, Egypt, Tanzania and Nigeria, but the global gap is widening:
    Supercomputing treat for SA {news24}
  5. Tablets, Android, Nokia, ADSL, lowering tariffs:
    Five telecoms trends to watch in 2011 {}
  6. Scaling Internet access in non-coastal areas of Africa:
    A looming broadband revolution in West & Central Africa: Are better days ahead?? {Com World Series}
  7. Guide pupils to “practice double-clicking the mouse” for $700/month:
    Volunteer Computers and ICT teacher – Africa, Ghana {Zunia}
  8. A recent on-the-ground survey in East Africa suggests the vision of a robust and dynamic ICT sector driven by SMEs that create jobs and world-class innovation is possible:
    ICT in East Africa – Report Launch {infodev}
  9. Interesting infographics of how countries censor media, along with a Venn-diagram (lacking a cited source) that is worth a look:
    Infographics: Internet Censorship Is Rampant Around the World {FastCoDesign}
  10. A survey cites high levels of Internet penetration among South Africans over the age of 16. Also noteworthy are growing levels of rural mobile e-mail use:
    Internet usage on cellphones soars in SA {The Good News}
  11. The conclusion of the Mobile Web West Africa conference, along with a list of appCircus entries:
    Mobile Web West Africa: Harnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices {CP-Africa}
  12. Middle East and North Africa internet reality researched {Gemius}