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7 African presidents give views on ICT development
October 30, 2013 ♦ ICT Policy
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All eyes have been on Rwanda this week as Kigali hosts 1,200+ delegates and 7 heads of state at the Transform Africa Summit 2013. Up for discussion between leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs are Africa’s future with ICT and how the private sector can spur advancement.

Updated: African leaders on Facebook (October 2013)
October 27, 2013 ♦ Statistics
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A bi-annual analysis of Facebook pages and groups for African heads of state shows citizens internet in their leaders.

OA News: October 15-23, 2013
October 23, 2013 ♦ News
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This week’s African Internet/ICT news round-up consists of 93 stories from 23+ countries.

Key African broadband projects supported by The World Bank
October 23, 2013 ♦ Broadband
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Three massive World Bank projects (in multiple phases) are helping bring affordable broadband connectivity to underserved parts of Africa.

Tigo sees growth in data and financial services but faces regulatory effects
October 21, 2013 ♦ Mobile
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A recent Q3 financial report from Millicom, which uses the brand Tigo in Africa, nicely highlights mobile trends across the continent.

Survey of 51,000 Africans in 34 countries finds internet use around 18%, mobile 84%
October 18, 2013 ♦ Mobile & Statistics
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A survey of 51,000 Africans in 34 countries finds internet use around 15%, mobile use upward of 84%, and radio as by far the most common means of learning the news.