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OA News: October 11, 2010

October 11, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Reasons why wireless broadband should be considered include “always on and with me” mentality, African user growth rates, and the increase in rich-media content:
    Wireless for Africa {}
  2. Libya recently purchased a 75% stake in Zambia Telecommunications Company. The move is expected to stimulate the industry, but the author expresses hesitation:
    Libya is a force to reckon with in Africa {Afrique en ligne}
  3. The bank’s head of carbon trading notes that it has taken some time for the continent to pick up on the potential benefits of green projects. However, he feels that momentum and acceptance will increase as the financial successes become more apparent:
    Reuters-Summit-INTERVIEW-Standard Bank eyes Africa green energy {Reuters Africa}
  4. In case you missed it, the winners of the Apps4Africa competition were announced. The winner? iCow. Very nice that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent congratulations:
    Secretary Clinton Congratulates Winners of First Apps4Africa Competition {iHub}