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OA News: September 22-23, 2010

September 22, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. A shortage of skilled teachers and a lack of technical infrastructure. These frequently cited problems are gradually being addressed:
    Two hot issues contribute to further e-learning development in Africa {Star Africa}
  2. Zimbabwean opinion on social media & politics, African views of the Web:
    Africa’s Facebook converts {The Herald}
  3. The UN has noticed a shift in cyber crime operations:
    Cyber Crime in North Africa a ‘New and Very Recent Trend’ {The New New Internet}
  4. The EU is investing millions of dollars into connecting rural areas. The end-goal will be to have 95% connectivity via broadband and wireless. The project will begin targeting community facilities in South Africa:
    EU launches wireless connectivity project in Africa {Computerworld}
  5. $20 million for telecentres:
    World Bank helps Malawi expand ICT networking {Afrique Avenir}

Analysis:

  1. Senegal tends to invest more in ICT than other African nations, according to World Bank data:
    Which African Country Leads in ICT Expenditures? The Answer will Surprise You! {ICT Works}