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OA News: September 15, 2010
September 15, 2010 ♦ News
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News about the Nigerian hard drive market, TLD, and IXP

More predictions of the African Internet, 1996-1998
September 7, 2010 ♦ Web
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Ten months ago, I summarized a handful of archival Western news stories on the subject of Internet penetration in Africa. Generally speaking, in the mid-’90s, there was great hope that Africa’s economic and social woes would be cured by ICT in a matter of years. Many felt that …

OA News: September 2-5, 2010
September 5, 2010 ♦ News
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Ethiopia’s educational system, E. African broadband costs, G-Uganda, ITU stats

Top search terms on Mauritian search engine
September 5, 2010 ♦ Uncategorized
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Kayambo, a recent addition to the search engine game in Mauritius, has a list of the 25 most popular search keywords this year (2010). Surprisingly, many of the terms are related to travel or business investment in the country. A breakdown:

Travel = 10
General = 6
Business = 5
News = 2
Other = …

Uniquely African search engines
September 5, 2010 ♦ Web

How does one search for African sites on the Internet? Does he or she go the path of country-specific Google site, local upstart search engine, or targeted web directory? At one point, the most common method across the Internet was to browse or search custom web directories. However, the manual …

OA News: September 1, 2010
September 1, 2010 ♦ News
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COMESA summit on science & tech, Microsoft’s plans for Kenyan education, West African broadband