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Quick African broadband trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q1 2014′ report
June 27, 2014 ♦ Statistics
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According to Akamai, Sudan has seen rapid growth in fixed broadband speeds in 2014. Libya has seen a continued decline. South Africa’s average connection speed is around 2.6 Mbps.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: made in Africa tablets, PayPal, new TV white spaces trials, and more
June 20, 2014 ♦ News
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Our top 10 stories from the past week feature made in Africa tablets, PayPal, new TV white spaces trials, and more.

South African solar-powered tablet aims to enable e-learning in rural areas
June 19, 2014 ♦ Mobile
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South African company Millbug has released a solar-powered tablet aimed at boosting education in rural parts of Africa.

Leaders gather in Mozambique to drive affordable Internet
June 18, 2014 ♦ ICT Policy

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is hosting a meeting with government officials to identify the key blockages to affordable Internet in Mozambique.

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.