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Understanding Sudan’s internet outage
September 25, 2013 ♦ News
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There is still no definitive word on why Sudan’s internet was shut-down on Wednesday September 25th, 2013 amid protests after the Sudanese government lifted fuel subsidies. All signs point to a government shut-down.

Online gender equality a growing priority for Africa
September 23, 2013 ♦ Broadband & ICT Policy
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In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, there are only half the number of women connected to the internet as men. Promoting women’s access to ICTs is an important part of development agenda as ICTs provide myriad opportunities for advancing women’s empowerment and inclusion.

African highlights from ‘State of Broadband 2013′ report
September 22, 2013 ♦ Statistics
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The Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released its second annual country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband deployment worldwide.

More than 80% of Chadian students and officials know how to use the internet but lack advanced skills
September 22, 2013 ♦ Statistics
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The number of Chadians (especially students and teachers) who don’t know how to use the internet is rather high. A study identifies the difficulties facing the sector.

Senegal discusses how ICT can strengthen the digital economy
September 21, 2013 ♦ ICT Policy
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Senegal hosted a Forum National sur la Gouvernance de l’Internet on September 19, 2013. The event, with three key panels, was organized by ISOC Senegal under the theme of economic development.

OA News: September 14-20, 2013
September 20, 2013 ♦ News
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This week’s African tech news round-up consists of 117 stories from 25 countries.