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OA News: March 16-22, 2011

March 22, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment

Playing catch-up from the past week’s stories:

  1. Using cell phones and Skype to grow business in Uganda:
    Internet Assists Economic Growth in Africa — Not Just Political Change {JustMeans}
  2. Google is trying to mesh with Senegal, but how does Senegal feel?
    The Coming Battle for Africa’s Internet {The Atlantic}
  3. 5,000 laptops for Africa:
    UAE teacher distributes solar-powered laptops to Africa {The National}
  4. Ghana Holds First Internet Governance Forum {Ghana News Agency}
  5. eMOCHA: Android Data Collection for mHealth {MobileActive}
  6. One example how the Internet can link governments:
    Why Even Rural Colleges Must Take Up E-Learning {Daily Nation via allAfrica}
  7. Affordability Still Key to Internet Penetration {The Monitor via allAfrica}
  8. Broadband drives Egypt growth {ITWeb}
  9. The ITU defines 4G:
    What is 4G? {myBroadband}
  10. A Research and Markets report on DRC puts fixed line penetration at 0.1% and Internet at 0.6%:
    Research and Markets: Democratic Republic of Congo – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – 2011 {Busieness Wire}
  11. 46% of Kenyan and 43% of South African users having made remote purchases via mobile internet, fixed internet and telephone respectively:
    Mobile banking opportunities in Africa {Bizcommunity}
  12. Online broadcasting is making its way to South Africa:
    Tuning in to the digital age {Mail & Guardian}
  13. A broad look at some ICT changes taking place in Africa, 2008-present:
    African hi-tech taking leading position {Afrik-News}
  14. Developing nations in Asia are experiencing an interest in online gaming. Will the trend make its way to Africa in 5 years?
    Online gaming spreads to Asia’s poorer nations {Asia One}

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