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More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury
February 26, 2014 ♦ Mobile & Statistics
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Findings of a recent face-to-face survey include how internet use is more common among young Africans, how smartphone ownership remains a luxury, and how nations with a higher GDP per capita have a higher percentage of internet users.

OA News: February 14-24, 2014
February 24, 2014 ♦ News
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African ICT news headlines for the second part of February include 102 stories from 33 countries.

The Launch of Project Hello World in Suleja, Nigeria
February 23, 2014 ♦ Video
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In Suleja, Nigeria, a fully functional internet kiosk, built and maintained by the community, is accessible to all thanks to Project Hello World. The internet hub will help students access educational content and will inspire them to use their creativity to the fullest.

Interactive portraits of young internet users in South Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Morocco
February 23, 2014 ♦ Web
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RNW asked the question “How do you surf?” to dozens of young people from around the world. Using photographs in conjunction with the answers, the group published a series of interactive portraits of young netizens in their natural surfing habitat.

Video roundup: ICT hubs, rural projects, m-commerce, online freedom, and more
February 19, 2014 ♦ Video
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35 videos shared on YouTube by various sources in the five months from September 2013 – February 2014 highlight the diverse ways in which the internet is poised to improve African society.

Paul Kagame on information, broadband, and youth
February 17, 2014 ♦ Broadband & Education & ICT Policy
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Last month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame wrote an editorial that stresses the need to empower youth through technology to ensure economic growth for Africa.