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August 2011 African ICT news roundup (Part 1 of 3)

August 17, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment

This month (August 2011), there have been an astonishing number of news stories, blog posts, and media interest in African technology. Below are 19 of the 70 or so online articles that have focused on Africa this month. The rest will be posted later in the week.

Ethiopia

Gambia

Ghana

Horn of Africa

Kenya

Mozambique

Nigeria

Rwanda

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Tunisia

Africa

  • Another look at Frost & Sullivan’s growth analysis for Africa estimates $2 billion of investment in submarine cables by 2020. Furthermore, 70% of all banking transactions could be via mobile technology by 2020:
    The growing continent {MoneyWeb}
  • Google is funding a project to map all broadband cables in Africa:
    Google Creating a Map of Africa’s Broadband Cables {GBI Portal}

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