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OA News: March 2-3, 2011

March 3, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Flawed or inaccurate surveys can happen. Such seems to be the case with an IISD survey ranking Togo’s Internet penetration higher than Nigeria’s:
    West Africa – The Nation Ranks Third on Internet Penetration {Daily Champion via allAfrica}
  2. A 2007 cable from Nairobi to the United States contains numerous comments from former Safaricom CEO on how the Chinese approach ICT investment in Africa. Are the Chinese in fact pressuring politicians?
    Chinese ‘driving ICT agenda’ in Africa: Wikileaks {CIO}
  3. As a result of the EASSy cable, connectivity prices in Botswana are expected to bring an average price reduction range of 25-40 percent for end users:
    EASSy to transform telcom landscape {The Botswana Gazetta}
  4. #5 is ‘Facebook login’:
    Libya, Egypt are Google’s most searched terms in February {Joy Online}
  5. Alleged ‘sabotage’ from with AU and UNECA:
    Wary as .africa faces hurdles {ASNS News}