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AVG ranks safest web-surfing nations; as usual, take with a grain of salt
August 26, 2010 ♦ Statistics & Web
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Good news for Africa’s world image, even if the data is misleading. A study by online security company AVG recently determined that Internet users in the Caucasus region (Turkey, Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) have the greatest chance of facing cyber attacks. Such results, however biased or limited by the method …

OA News: August 25, 2010
August 25, 2010 ♦ News
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Progress in Uganda, humanitarian orgs and techpreneurship, more .eastafrica action

OA News: August 23, 2010
August 23, 2010 ♦ News
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Zambian ICT goals, Ghana’s 4MB speeds, PIDA

OA News: August 22, 2010
August 22, 2010 ♦ News
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SA ADSL prices, Kigali’s rapid growth, Somali’s Diasporan online political culture

A reminder to keep web content up-to-date
August 22, 2010 ♦ Web
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Certain aspects of websites need not be “uniquely African”. In particular, maintaining overall site functionality and optimizing user experience are universal duties of any webmaster. This does not mean every African site coded under HTML 4.01 guidelines need to undergo a redesign to meet current XHTML 1.1 standards. Instead, supplementary …

OA News: August 21, 2010
August 21, 2010 ♦ News
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Sustainability in the Middle East and Africa, interview with former NCC chairman, and more