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September 2011 African ICT news roundup (Part 2)

October 4, 2011  »  NewsNo Comment

A collection of articles to be used as a reference. Part 1 can be found here.

  1. Poor connectivity plagues Zambia {ITWeb}
  2. Now that more students have laptops, TSC network is crunched {JC Online}
  3. Le Tchad se met au haut débit {Jeune Afrique}
  4. Jihadist websites lack oversight in Mauritania {Magharebia}
  5. Online shopping soars in Morocco {Magharebia}
  6. Smartphone market spikes in Morocco {Magharebia}
  7. Taking a closer look at advertising in Africa {MarketingWeb.co.za}
  8. Djibouti Telecom selects Ericsson to introduce the country’s first 3G network {MenaFn}
  9. Zambian media on the spot {Mmegi}
  10. HP seeks to partner e-government initiatives {Mmegi}
  11. Computers For Schools To Bridge Two-Worlds-One-Exam Gap {Modern Ghana}
  12. SPTC’s E41 million SEACOM deal off {Swazi Observer}
  13. LCA opens bandwidth to small businesses {Public Eye}
  14. Poor nations urged to tap Web fast for growth {Reuters}
  15. Cameroon: presidential candidates enter cyberspace {RNW}
  16. The Power of Information Sharing {Rwanda Development Gateway}
  17. Zambian citizens observed polls via Twitter, SMS, Internet and telephone {SocialWatch}
  18. Internet Governance Forum concludes in Nairobi, with officials describing 2011 event as ‘biggest and liveliest’ since inception {Star Africa}
  19. Kigali broadband meeting highlights key role of youth {Star Africa}
  20. The state of telecoms in Africa {TechCentral}
  21. Why Zimbabwe doesn’t have Google Global Cache yet {TechZim}
  22. Huawei broadband roadshow reaches Kenya {TelecomPaper}
  23. Kenya to be connected to LION2 undersea cable soon {TelecomPaper}
  24. Sonatel mulls secondary listing {TelecomPaper}
  25. Uganda govt to start national fibre network in October {TelecomPaper}
  26. Bridging the great infrastructure funding gap {The Asset}
  27. Rivals put squeeze on Maroc Telecom profit {The National}
  28. Uganda: Google Urges On Internet Use {The Nigerian Daily}
  29. Mugabe vetoes Blackberry service {The Zimbabwean}
  30. Mobile operators: looking to the future {The Zimbabwean}
  31. Social media jabberwocky {Standard Media}
  32. IBM: The African revolution no one should ignore {CNN Fortune}
  33. Gambia to Overhaul Electricity Network {BancABC}
  34. Fibre backbone stands Sudan in good stead {Developing Telecoms}
  35. Rwanda – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts {Budde Comm}
  36. Contended Internet service launching in Countries {Developing Telecoms}
  37. Africa should go online, says Rwanda President {BroadbandWatcher}
  38. Online Magazine to be Officially Launched {NewsDay}
  39. From Digital Divide to Digital Provide: Spillover Benefits to ICT4D Non-Users {ICT4D Blog}
  40. Outdated policies hurt fast fibre roll-out {IOL}
  41. Tech Boom Possible in Africa, says Industry {Africa Science News}
  42. Ghana: MTN Promotes Internet Usage {AllVoices}
  43. Get Online: UN-backed Forum Focuses on Youth Role {ThisDay}
  44. Bringing Africa up to speed {IOL}