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OA News: November 1-4, 2011

November 4, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. 3 years after it won a license: Ghana’s Globacom sets 17 November launch date {TeleGeography}
  2. More 3G service for Uganda, but is it fastest? Our internet speed is the fastest – Warid {The Observer}
  3. Most of the money is going toward DealDey: Nigerian Startup raised 1.3Billion, DealDey gets 150million expands to Abuja {WebTrendsNG}
  4. 40 Nigerian solar panels will be used to bring Internet to remote parts of Nigeria: Made-in-Nigeria Solar Panels to Power Rural Internet Centres {Leadership via allAfrica.com}
  5. Yahoo has never had a substantial presence in South Africa: Yahoo to launch SA Web portal {TechCentral}
  6. The Kenyan military turns to social media to keep citizens informed: Kenyan Air Force Tweets Somalis: We’re About To Bomb You #Duck {Gizmodo}
  7. A 120km cable will connect a string of cell sites: Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo get fibre optic connectivity {The Africa Report}
  8. On the investment dilemma, local knowledge, and growth: Connecting to the internet in Africa: What’s next? {African Business Review}
  9. What’s next for digital advertising in Africa? Online marketing: What’s next for the banner ad? {African Business Review}
  10. Africa-Assets.com is a new site about African private equity and VC: African digital content and new Kenyan ICT venture {KICTAnet}
  11. The incubator will provide the supporting elements tech start-ups need to test their ideas: Cell C, Google launch business incubator {BusinessDay}
  12. Tops for FDI potential are Morocco, SA, Mauritius, Egypt, Ghana: Morocco is the African Country of the Future {fDi Magazine via VC4A}
  13. The article claims Internet connection fees are 750% higher than other nations in the region: Malawi’s Internet fees too exorbitant {The Daily Times}
  14. The U.S. State Dept. is turning to social media to counter anti-American propaganda and engage the youth: Who’s Tweeting in Zimbabwe? {Nextgov}
  15. On the rise of tech and investment in Africa made available to a large audience: Into Africa {GQ UK}
  16. Deloitte finds only 40% of EA banks to have adequate protections for blocking cyber criminals: Many Banks At Risk From Cyber Crime {Daily Nation via allAfrica.com}
  17. Google Africa aims to develop an Internet ecosystem {IT News Africa}
  18. Rampant fibre cuts is MTN’s major challenge {Ghana News Agency}
  19. YouTube adds South African languages — isiZulu, Afrikaans {memeburn}
  20. Some Interesting Internet and Mobile Statistics from G-South Africa 2.0 {RWRant}
  21. Telecom Struggles With Broadband {The Namibian via allAfrica}
  22. International IBM Team in Kenya to spur innovation among youth {Business Daily}
  23. Mobile loves Africa and Africa loves social media {MarketingWeb}
  24. Malawi set to increase broadband internet user penetration {Bizcommunity}
  25. Google Nigeria gets 5000 SMEs online {IT News Africa}
  26. Developing nations vital to wireless broadband {News24}
  27. Ushahidi makes its debut in Morocco: Marsad.ma {Ushahidi Blog}
  28. ICT access and usage in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital poverty analysis at individual level {Research ICT Africa via gdNet}
  29. Online Content and Services Begins to Make Inroads Despite the Lack of Affordable, Reliable Broadband {Balancing Act via allAfrica.com}
  30. Less than one in five SMEs has website in Africa, few use internet for transaction – UN {Ghana Business News}
  31. Blogging Is the Next Frontier of Revolution {Daily Nation via allAfrica.com}
  32. Building the Silicon Rift Valley {Conversations by Nokia}
  33. Gambia Dispatch Goes Online {Hello Gambia}
  34. ICTs to Drive Continent Economic Growth {SouthAfrica.info via allAfrica}
  35. The Subtle Condescension of “ICT4D” {White African}
  36. ICANN engagement in Africa bears fruit {Computerworld}