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December 2010 African ICT news roundup

December 30, 2010  »  NewsNo Comment

African technology has seen advancements in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Tracking ICT progress on a granular level across the African continent is a time-consuming process, and even then certain stories go unnoticed. It is especially difficult to keep up with national news from nations with a smaller online media presence. The majority of stories indexing for ‘Africa ICT’ or ‘Africa Internet’ revolve around broad themes of undersea cables, foreign investment, regional conferences, or South Africa. Here is an attempt to gather a variety of stories that have been left out of weekly oAfrica news posts. There are 52, to be exact:

Algeria:

Benin:

  • Maroc Telecom to rival FT for Benin Telecoms stake {TeleGeography}

Botswana:

Burkina Faso:

Congo (Rep. of):

  • Helping the Environment, Healing a Region {New York Times}
  • Calling Congo: Skype Slims Software for Aid Expats {ABC News}

Democratic Republic of the Congo:

  • Crise financière internationale et le secteur congolais des télécommunications {Afrique en ligne}
  • Vodacom May Sell Congo Unit to Resolve Funding Dispute {Bloomberg}
  • The true cost of your new Christmas laptop? Ask the eastern Congolese {Guardian (UK)}

Egypt:

Ghana:

  • Using Ghana (Customs-CEPS) For Internet Fraud, Scam And 419 {GhanaWeb}
  • First online business fair in Ghana begins March 2011 {Ghana Business News}

Kenya:

Mauritania:

Morocco:

  • Morocco dismantles terror cell {Magharebia}
  • Morocco, Korea cooperating on tech initiatives {Bikyamasr}

Nigeria:

  • 2010: Another exciting year for telecoms firms {The Nation}
  • InfoTech: Year of raised hopes…but {Nigerian Compass}
  • NigComSat replacement for launch Dec 2011 {Vanguard}
  • 3G Broadband-Nigeria: Leveraging on collocation to accelerate 3G broadband {Afrique en ligne}
  • Need for FG to catapult ICT development {Daily Sun}
  • Issues That Shaped ICT Industry in 2010 [analysis] {TMCNet}
  • Learning Application Unveiled {This Day via allAfrica}
  • Is it IT sector or ICT sector? {Vanguard}
  • Education Minister says ICT is key to attainment of Vision 2020 {World Stage}

Rwanda:

Sierra Leone:

Tanzania:

Uganda:

Zimbabwe:

  • Econet to grant every subscriber mobile Internet access {News Day}
  • The country will by 2014 have a paperless society {The Zimbabwean}
  • Tele-density growth in 2010 exceeds target {The Herald}

Misc:

  • Harmonise Africa`s customs clearance, experts urge govts {IPP Media}
  • Health @ hand: market for mHealth to reach $1.7 billion by 2014 {Voice & Data}