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OA News: November 17-20, 2010
November 20, 2010 ♦ News
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African marketing, East African Internet costs, future of newspapers, 3 stories on broader ICT development

Some brief thoughts on Africa’s digital download future
November 20, 2010 ♦ Business
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Exactly one year ago, I published on post on the outlook for iTunes in Africa citing payment issues, bandwidth limitations, and the confinement of smartphones to urban areas, if at all present. This is a corollary to that viewpoint.

The landscape for African music downloads looks very promising, especially given the …

OA News: November 14-16, 2010
November 16, 2010 ♦ News
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MXit embraces mobile tech, a look at planned 4G in Cameroon & Ghana, SA’s universal broadband outlook

Seychellois President speaks on SEAS cable
November 13, 2010 ♦ Broadband
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The Seychelles East African Submarine cable plan is a perfect example of how every African nation must adopt unique methods to suit its goals.
IT is the future in this modern, evolving world. To me, this is the future: the new Seychelles we are creating.” – President James Michel, November, 2010
With …

Internet Penetration vs. Human Development Index, 2010
November 11, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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Unsurprisingly, there seems to be a direct relationship between UNDP Human Development Index and ITU estimated Internet penetration in Africa. Human Development Index (HDI) is metric used to measure progress in health, education and income over the past 40 years. It’s worth noting that, of African nations, Ethiopia was 11th …

OA News: November 10, 2010
November 10, 2010 ♦ News
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AfricaCom conference in Cape Town generates ideas, stories from Ghana and Uganda