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OA News: October 25, 2009

October 25, 2009  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. Nigeria will need a couple of transmission lines to guarantee consumers receive the maximum possible amount of electricity:
    6000mw: Not enough lines to transmit electricity {Sunday Trust}
  2. A look at the accomplishments of the ‘One Laptop Per Child’ program. Actual cost $180 per laptop (vs. the $100 initially hoped for):
    OLPC laptops in Africa {}
  3. Africa’s population is set to double by 2050, while other large nations like India and China are expected to see a plateau or even a decrease. With the population growth outpacing economic gains, how can the Internet be successfully implemented?
    Does the “billionth African” mean boon or burden? {Reuters Africa Blog}
  4. A length and well-written article on the state of ICT in Africa, using ITU data:
    Rethinking the global digital divide — Ethiopia, Africa, on my mind { Merkato Blog}
  5. China forms makes yet another business deal with Africa, this time with the Guinean mining industry. China now has an estimated $6 billion invested in Africa and worries human rights groups:
    China-Guinea deal highlights Africa business ties {Associated Press}
  6. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation announced this week a call for proposals for a Global Technology and Innovation Fund:
    U.S. to set up Global Technology and Innovation Fund {Zimbabwe Star}
  7. MTN Nigeria, last week, entered the submarine cable competition going on in Nigeria, joining ten other countries in an agreement that would usher in West African Cable Systems, WACS:
    MTN joins submarine cable fray with WACS {Vanguard}

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