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OA News: April 8, 2010

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  1. The Internet is not about to eliminate the need for libraries, at least not in Nigeria:
    Internet Redefines Library Services {Daily Champion via allAfrica}
  2. There are actually multiple stories and statistics under this title. First is the statistic that more Africans use mobile phones than fixed lines. Secondly, and more interestingly, only 3% of Burundi’s population has access to a phone, and 90% of these people live in urban areas:
    Mobile Internet dominates in Africa {ITWeb}
  3. Online degrees may be cheaper than traditionally earned degrees, but technology costs get in the way:
    High costs hamper e-degree roll-out {ITWeb}
  4. Another article on the impressive Nepad program (over 16, 000 schools in Africa are expected to be connected to the Internet by 2015):
    Kenya, Zambia join e-learning project {ComputerWorld}
  5. An article relaying the words of World Bank Vice President for Africa Region, Obiageli Ezekwesili:
    Africa’s Golden Moment Has Come {Accra Mail}
  6. Next week’s conference in Nigeria has some exciting speakers lined up:
    West Africa ICT Experts Gather for Titans of Tech 2010 {Vanguard via allAfrica}
  7. And finally, despite controversy, Madonna’s latest initiative in Malawi will help implement ICT in schools:
    Madonna promotes girl power in Malawi {Radio Netherlands Worldwide}