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OA News: October 20-27, 2011

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October 26

  1. Africa: 84 million mobile devices are Internet enabled {IT News Africa}
  2. Samsung launches solar-powered internet schools in Africa {TelecomPaper}
  3. Angola engaged in broad band expansion {AngolaPress}
  4. eLearning and sustainable development: perspectives from Benin {eLearning Africa}
  5. Information Africa: Reducing dependency on foreign ICT consultants in Ghana {VC4Africa}
  6. E-commerce blow to Kenya as Kalahari site shuts down {The Standard}
  7. Uncapped mobile broadband still a challenge: Vodacom {MyBroadband}

October 25

  1. Universal policy, affordable, 40% households with access, 15% penetration: UN Commission endorses global broadband targets {FutureGov}
  2. A survey of residents in 17 SSA nations finds only 14% access the Internet and have a mobile phone. Keep in mind, this does not mean these individuals accessed the Internet using the phone: In Sub-Saharan Africa, Income Key to Being Super-Connected {Gallup}
  3. Savvy black magicians use Facebook to do business: Ivory Coast: marabouts conquer cyberspace {RNW}
  4. AfTerFibre Update {Many Possibilities}
  5. DSpace in Africa: Growing Open Access to Knowledge and Culture {Open Access Week}
  6. Bharti launches first 3G network in Congo {IT News Africa}
  7. mCel upgrades mobile broadband network with Ericsson {ITWeb}
  8. Africa: Turning the World Upside Down {WhiteAfrican}
  9. Social media goes mainstream in SA {MyBroadband}

October 20-24

  1. Cameroon: Telecommunications – Software Freedom Day Celebrated {Cameroon Tribune via allAfrica}
  2. State of the Internet in South Africa {MyBroadband}
  3. Satellite images of Earth show roads, air traffic, cities at night and internet cables {Telegraph}
  4. ICTs Role in the Tunisian and Egyptian Unrest {Sudan Vision}
  5. Make a difference using technology, the Zambian way {Church Central}
  6. Local Firm Promotes Increased Internet Use {Tanzania Daily News via allAfrica}
  7. 3G to account for 84 percent of all mobile connections by 2016 {Wireless Federation}
  8. Nigerian Lesbians Invade Facebook {PM News Nigeria}
  9. 11 African tech innovators to keep your eye on {memeburn}
  10. Deputy Information Minister Traverses Sub-Region On ICT Progress {Concord Times via allAfrica}
  11. Why Zimbabwe needs more .co.zw domains {TechZim}
  12. Using ICTs in schools with no electricity {World Bank EduTech}
  13. Algeria: Creation d’une commission nationale pour le haut debit {El Watan}
  14. Haut debit sans fil en Afrique {Afrique en ligne}
  15. Telecoms : coup d’accelerateur sur la 3G {Jeune Afrique}
  16. Google Seeks to Boost Nigerian Internet Access and Expand Office {Bloomberg Businessweek}
  17. Cheapest 3G tablet launched in South Africa {IT News Africa}
  18. Where are the innovators? Here in Africa. {Christian Science Monitor}
  19. Mobile becoming platform of choice for Internet access – survey {Engineering News}
  20. How Computer Games Can End Poverty in Tanzania {The East African via allAfrica}
  21. Specialty Coffee Internet Auction Set for Thursday {The New Times via allAfrica}