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OA News: November 29-30, 2010

November 30, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment
  1. The annual IT Edge West Africa convergence forum took place last week in Lagos. Typical of such events, public and private leaders met to discuss ways to best foster ICT development:
    Stakeholders seek full convergence in ICT sector {Vanguard}
  2. The nation ranks behind only the US and UK according to the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. And cyber crime is spreading to other West African nations, despite relatively low Internet penetration:
    Nigeria comes third in global cybercrimes survey {234Next}
  3. A worthwhile opinion piece out of Tanzania that focuses on the growing gap between rich and poor in the digital arena:
    ICTs: Digital divide or digital bridge? {ThisDay}
  4. Maintaining ties with Europe is paramount to North Africa’s business success:
    3rd AU-EU Summit Opens In Tripoli {The Inquirer}
  5. Is cloud computing necessarily the answer for developing nations? Perhaps technically, but how about economically or legally?
    Which Way Liberia, Open Source or Cloud Computing? {Daily Observer}
  6. Touting the benefits of satellite connectivity (with infrastructure on the ground as well):
    …As Rufai dreams virtual Nigerian villages through Satellite {Vanguard}

Stories from 11/23-11/29:

  1. Over 1.4 million South African Internet users have a social network profile:
    Africa online portal launched {Daily Monitor}
  2. Negotiations have continued for weeks:
    Banks roots for online IPO trading {Capital FM Kenya}
  3. Competition in the telecom sector remains heated:
    Fibre to the sky funding could mean fast internet for rural Africa {TechEye}

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