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OA News: March 12, 2010

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  1. There is plenty of excitement in Nairobi, from iHub to ICANN to AfriCamp and more:
    Kenya: Nairobi becomes East Africa’s tech heartbeat {Global Voices Blog}
  2. Microsoft just opened a new office in Lagos:
    Microsoft strengthens commitment to Nigeria economy {Vanguard}
  3. A survey conducted last year shows 10% of the population has computer access but only 4% uses a computer. Interestingly, approximately one-third of Internet users view videos, access social networking sites, or play games online, despite limited bandwidth:
    Ghana – New Survey Results Uncover More Complex Patterns of Mobile Phone and Internet Use {allAfrica via Balancing Act}
  4. For those interested in Zimbabwe network information, ISPs, and domain registration:
    Internet and e-commerce industry in Zimbabwe {Ecommerce Journal}
  5. Municipal workers and unemployed graduates will receive special IT training thanks to a deal between South African government agencies and Microsoft:
    2000 to gain in IT skills plan {Sowetan}
  6. The service will link Gmail Chat with mobile devices. Other countries may see such flexibility in the future:
    Google offers free Gmail SMS in Ghana {Ghana Business News}