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How to explore World Bank’s Africa Development Indicators
August 30, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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53 countries, 1,000 indicators, and even more data points. For years, The World Bank’s African Development Indicators have provided an important glimpse into African society, but the data has essentially only been available to driven individuals with time to crunch numbers. Especially useful indicators for ICT are:

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers
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Free access to Nigeria’s ‘Sun News Online’ web stats
August 29, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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For some reason, the online traffic analytics of one of Nigeria’s top news outlets, The Sun News Online, are available to the public. That’s right – a hyperlink inviting visitors to “View My Stats” exists in the footer of the Sun News Online site. In turn, a quick click brings …

Africa’s life cycle assessment (LCA) initiatives, past and present
August 29, 2010 ♦ Business
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Not surprisingly, the concept of life cycle assessment (LCA) is not widespread in Africa (a bevy of information exists on the related subject of sustainable consumption and production, but more on that later). After all, the evaluation of environmental impacts of digital products and services is a daunting task. It …

OA News: August 28, 2010
August 28, 2010 ♦ News
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IXPs, Google in Liberia

OA News: August 26, 2010
August 26, 2010 ♦ News
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African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention opens, Peace Corps volunteers more connected than ever to home

Clever advertisement for eTXT service (email to SMS)
August 26, 2010 ♦ Video
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It’s a no-brainer. Walk more than 5 kilometers to the nearest cyber café or simply use a standard mobile phone to send e-mail. Well, ForgetMeNot Africa, a specialist in unified messaging for telecommunications operators, has developed a system of sending emails to mobile devices via SMS. Of course, this technology …