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Various charts from Google labs public data
August 30, 2010 ♦ Statistics
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Internet Users (per 100 people) – Line Graph View:

Internet Users (per 100 people) – Map View:

Internet Users (per 100 people) – Bar Graph View:

Time Required to Start a Business:
Rwanda = 3 days
Guinea-Bissau, DRC, Eq. Guinea = > 135 days
2009 average = 42 days, median = 32 days (improvements of 10-15 …

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

Free access to Nigeria’s ‘Sun News Online’ web stats
August 29, 2010 ♦ Statistics

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 …