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SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014’ report only marginally improved this year
January 17, 2015 ♦ Broadband & Statistics
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A recent ITU report examines global ICT development, the cost of broadband, and how youth are driving internet usage. We’ve broken out how trends apply to African countries.

Mobile phone data is a valuable tool for monitoring food security
January 14, 2015 ♦ Mobile
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Mobile phone data is making it easier to monitor food shortages in real-time. A study in Central Africa provides further support.

Web Index Report ranks 24 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment
January 13, 2015 ♦ Statistics
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Once again, only two African nations (Tunisia and Mauritius) included in the Web Index 2014 Annual Report (of 86 countries in all) are in the upper half of the rankings.

Swazi youth find social media a much-needed alternative to mainstream media
January 12, 2015 ♦ Mobile & Statistics
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Youth in Swaziland are turning to social media as an alternative to mainstream media but many are unaware of its dangers.

Somalis (at home and abroad) take to social media to share successes, mobilize
January 10, 2015 ♦ Web
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Abdi Latif Dahir of Sahan Journal takes a unique perspective on how normal people in Somalia are engaging with technology.

Report finds declining global Internet freedom; no freedom in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Sudan
January 9, 2015 ♦ ICT Policy
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Of sixteen African nations surveyed from May 2013 through May 2014, only two were found to have true online freedom. If anything, governments expanded online controls.