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OA News: October 19-24, 2010
October 24, 2010 ♦ News
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ITU stats, Nigerian broadband costs & mobile stats, Asian investment, Glo 1 & ACE, .africa campaign

Will Africa avoid perilously simple passwords?
October 23, 2010 ♦ Web
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From 2010, but applicable to Facebook and mobile banking users everywhere.
The generic password is not a uniquely African problem by any means, but is an area where Africa can potentially leapfrog the rest of the world. However, the task of imposing complex passwords is far from easy. For one, what …

OA News: October 18, 2010
October 18, 2010 ♦ News
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Google’s plans for Africa explained, IPv4 address status update, Computer Village Ikeja faces challenges

Revisiting Connect Africa Summit’s goals
October 18, 2010 ♦ ICT Policy
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Although a Google search for “Connect Africa Summit” produces 83,100 results, only 171 of these were indexed in the past year which is somewhat surprising given the 1,036 participants. Not much is directly said about the 2007 Connect Africa Summit, other than annual publications by the ITU. Still, the heads …

OA News: October 17, 2010
October 17, 2010 ♦ News
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Facebook gradually takes hold in Tanzania, Safaricom acquires WiMax frequencies, Asia’s ICT model

Video of Emeagwali: Storytelling vs. History Making
October 15, 2010 ♦ Video
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Video excerpt from Nigeria’s 50th anniversary lecture at the Embassy of Nigeria, Paris. Mr. Eemeagwali had some excellent quotes including:

“I see the internet enabling citizens to become reporters, decentralizing the media. I see technology enabling freedom of the press and democracy in Africa.”
“Democracy without technology is void.”
“My journey …