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OA News: April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. The first of two articles on the matter. Apparently the Chinese-led fiber optic project is using outdated cables that may lead to poor signal quality and wasted dollars. It will be interesting to follow the developments and hear the other side of the story:
    Review ICT backbone infrastructure {New Vision}
  2. The public and private sectors (including academic) will come together to showcase the latest technology and business opportunities in Ethiopia. Scheduled for early June of this year:
    iConcept Plc to Coordinate Massive ICT Exhibition {Addis Fortune}
  3. Reasons why Nigeria needs to place a greater emphasis on the generation of e-skills and the the adoption of ICT by the government:
    Making the case for e-Skill acquisition {The Punch}
  4. Every government can do more with ICT. Rwanda is one such case:
    Parties Urged to Embrace ICT {New Times via allAfrica}
  5. The cable (essentially a redundancy ring) links 3,500 customers and 250 buildings in its first stage:
    Access Kenya Launches 140-Km Metro Fibre Link in Nairobi {The East African via allAfrica}
  6. A more detailed article on the Ugandan backbone crisis:
    Nation Lays Wrong ICT Cable – Experts {The New Vision via allAfrica}
  7. How should we combine African belief systems with Western thought as we advance ICT in Africa?
    Is a non-Western path to Modernity via the Deployment of Information Communications Technology Possible in Africa? {International Federation for Information Processing}
  8. A conference paper that looks at how we can create an environment for inclusive ICT skills development:
    All for the ā€˜eā€™: Initiatives in a limited access environment {International Federation for Information Processing}