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Mauritania’s outlook no longer on hold
May 31, 2010 ♦ Web
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Just a few years ago, Mauritania appeared to be on a trajectory for certain ICT success. For one, neighboring North African nations were relatively advance in terms of ICT adoption and could serve as a model for African success. An ICT policy was established in 1999-2000. In 2004, the government …

For better or for worse, Western Sahara’s Internet future is with Morocco
May 30, 2010 ♦ Business & Web
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The Internet’s future in Western Sahara has always been at the fate of politics.

Chart: National ICT plans by region, recent vs. last decade
May 29, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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Measuring exact date of revision or enactment of an ICT plan, let alone determining if such a plan indeed exists, is a challenge. Still, general trends become apparent when comparing the recency of African ICT plans:

West Africa has a high prevalence of national ICT plans but many have not been …

OA News: May 27, 2010
May 28, 2010 ♦ News
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Interesting SA mobile Internet stats, Demystifying the Internet

OA News: May 21-25, 2010
May 26, 2010 ♦ News
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Internet predictions, ICT for reform & education always a hot topic

Scanned international connectivity map, 1995
May 20, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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The image above shows the nations with known Internet connections as of late 1995. Even in cases of no TLD or public access, private citizens or governments could still have had dial-up via long-distance. Internet-Ham packet-radio connections were also an option.

Nations with no Internet included predominantly war-torn or island nations, …