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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.

Video roundup: engaging African learners, changing lives in Zambia, empowering women in Senegal & Cameroon, and more
January 5, 2015 ♦ Video
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More than twenty online videos from June – December 2014 show how technology is educating youth, empowering women, and strengthening economies.

Country-by-country African ICT highlights from 2014
December 31, 2014 ♦ News
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The top African telecoms (mobile, internet, broadband) developments for each African country in 2014.

African crowdfunding platforms like Nigeria’s Funda Solva tackle lack of trust, understanding
December 22, 2014 ♦ Business

African crowdfunding platforms are starting to appear but they are facing limited engagement.

Mobile First: Why Mobile Phones Are Transforming Lives In Africa
October 29, 2014 ♦ Mobile
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Why is that Africa, of all places, is ‘mobile first,’ and how are mobile phones changing lives for everyone there?