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OA News: February 14-21, 2011

February 21, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Vodafone aims to drive mobile Internet penetration by releasing affordable smartphones in South Africa:
    Cheap mobile phones heading for South Africa {}
  2. Skype to offer low-end client for phones/areas without 3G capability:
    Skype Looks to Developing Markets for Growth {PCWorld}
  3. In Zimbabwe, 24% of urban residents use the Internet, and there is less reliance on state-run media:
    Survey Reveals Increase in Internet Use in the Country {M2M}
  4. Discussion of the five major undersea cables connecting West Africa to the rest of the world:
    Major Submarine Fiber-optic Cables of West Africa: Benefits and Challenges {Liberian Observer}
  5. Mobile broadband and rural connectivity for all Africans by 2020? Ericsson feels such a feat is possible:
    Ericsson looks to redefine African telecom {Bikyamasr}
  6. Consultants arrive in Kenya to work on e-gov and other initiatives:
    IBM experts on month long project {Capital FM}
  7. Without independent journalists allowed in Libya, citizens take to the Web. International media must determine which sources to trust, but with substantial volume comes some credibility:
    Libya: Citizen Journalism Leads Way in Covering Escalating Conflict {allAfrica}
  8. Approx. 1/4 of the Rwandan newspaper’s website traffic comes from Rwanda:
    Hits on the New Times Website Sour Above 13 Million {The New Times via allAfrica}