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Mobile phones, though still underutilized as a literacy tool, are contributing to an increase in reading in Africa
April 27, 2014 ♦ Education & Mobile

A new study of thousands of mobile phone users in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe finds that mobile phones, though still underutilized, are contributing to an increase in reading.

African nations continue to lag global uptake in networked readiness but offer glimmers of progress
April 26, 2014 ♦ Statistics
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The World Economic Forum’s annual report is a treasure trove of Networked Readiness information for 148 economies.

Annual Girls in ICT Day celebrated across Africa with engaging events
April 25, 2014 ♦ Education

Events to engage girls with information communications technology were held in many African countries as part of international Girls in ICT Day 2014.

Quick African trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q4 2013′ Report
April 23, 2014 ♦ Broadband & Statistics
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A summary of broadband data from the Third Quarter, 2013 ‘Akamai State of the Internet’ report as it relates to Africa.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more
April 22, 2014 ♦ News
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Our top 10 stories from the past week feature themes relating to elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more.

Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so
April 19, 2014 ♦ Statistics

Social media is popular in Cameroon but encouraging even greater participation is challenging given the online climate.