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Kenyans and South Africans view the Internet more positively than other global regions
June 18, 2014 ♦ Web
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A survey of 1,000 Kenyans and South Africans finds they view the state of the Internet more positively than those in other regions. Moreover, Africans feel more strongly that the Internet can improve knowledge-sharing, the economy, and political awareness.

Cost-consciousness a priority as more Africans access mobile data
June 17, 2014 ♦ Mobile
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A 10-week Google study at the University of Ghana found that mobile internet users with greater price transparency were able to go online 7% more often and spend 19% less on Internet credit than a control group.

Local internet traffic stressed in Zimbabwe as international capacity grows
June 16, 2014 ♦ Broadband
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Most internet traffic in Zimbabwe is not local to local (67% goes undersea to London). Local content is needed (networks providers and content providers can partner), along with network peering and IXPs. But, data centres require power and connectivity.

Nigeria Internet Governance Forum empowers youth to use the internet for good
June 15, 2014 ♦ ICT Policy
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The 3rd Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) was held in June 2014, focusing on the theme of youth empowerment.

OA News: May 26 – June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014 ♦ News
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African ICT news headlines, perspectives, and briefs from early June 2014 represent 36 countries.

Super-quick recap of Africa Internet Summit 2014
June 10, 2014 ♦ ICT Policy
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The second edition of the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) was held in Djibouti in early June 2014 under the theme “Beyond connection: Internetworking for African Development.”