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OA News: April 14-17, 2011

April 17, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Uganda’s Communications Commission deemed it necessary to request a block of Facebook and Twitter during a period of protests:
    Govt blocks facebook, twitter {The Observer}
  2. Swaziland’s Internet and mobile speeds dropped last week as network traffic increased. Much of the mobile networks are 2G:
    Protests hit Swaziland economy {Business Live}
  3. A new high capacity cable will eventually link Brazil and South Africa, providing a better connection to the U.S.:
    Brics nations back R3bn Brazil-SA mega cable {Tech Central}
  4. Arguable headline, but the logic here is that, since Kenyans replace their mobile phone handsets more often than their counterparts in Uganda and Tanzania, they could be more savvy to emerging trends in the ICT industry:
    Kenya is more ICT savvy than its East African neighbours {The East African}
  5. Venture capital and angel funding is finding its way to Africa at a growing rate:
    Africa now attracting a string of investors in tech markets {The East African}
  6. 55% gain last year:
    Burundi mobile users double in 2010-regulator {Reuters}
  7. The interest in Android in Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa has taken off since 2010:
    Android Developer Challenge, Sub-Saharan Africa! {Android Developers}
  8. Follow submissions for the WB’s app challenge:
    Apps for Development Application Gallery: Africa {World Bank}
uganda ucc april 14 2011 social media

UCC document to ISPs aiming to prevent social unrest over a period of 24 hours from 4/14/11-4/15/11