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OA News: August 16-18, 2010

August 18, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Sure, ICT can help stamp out hunger, but can it contribute to Malawi’s lofty goal?
    No African Child Will Die Of Hunger By 2015 – Malawi’s President {Bernama}
  2. Another article on the need for better communication regarding ICT policies. Interesting is the mention of “comprehensive life cycle assessments” of digital product and services:
    Africa keen to speed up plan on promotion ICTs {The Citizen}
  3. A random press release touting the benefits of satellite Internet:
    The Benefits of a Satellite Broadband Service Provider in Africa {PR-inside}
  4. How did this happen? Infrastructure, collaboration, new policies, competition and rising connectivity numbers:
    African ISPs grow to regional carriers {Computerworld}
  5. Opening remarks from the opening session of the Fifth African Regional Conference on Rural Communications in Accra:
    Africa must embrace ICT {GhanaWeb}
  6. A conference “to highlight the synergy of collaboration between African countries and other developing countries, and between African countries and the developed countries towards
    development solutions” is slated for March 2011 in Nigeria:
    Stakeholders hold summit on ICT for Africa {Vanguard}
  7. A brief look at Africa’s undersea cables and reasons for pricing differences:
    Africa gets more digitised {234Next}