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Global Impact Study looks at importance of public internet access in Ghana
July 14, 2013 ♦ Statistics
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Recently, TASCHA announced the release of the Global Impact Study’s final report, Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter. It focuses on public ICT in Botswana, Ghana and South Africa, among other nations.

Kenya Open Data two years later
July 12, 2013 ♦ ICT Policy
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Now two years old, the Kenya Open Data Initiative has set a high standard for Open Data in Africa. The platform – the first of its kind in a developing country – has encouraged government transparency within Kenya and beyond.

OA News: July 1-10, 2013
July 10, 2013 ♦ News
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This week’s African tech news round-up consists of 147 stories from 33 countries.

Recapping the West Africa Internet Governance Forum 2013
July 10, 2013 ♦ ICT Policy
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The sixth session of its kind, West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) 2013 aimed to promote the multi-stakeholder model for further Internet development in Africa.

Reasons why African nations are wise to update (or create) a national broadband policy
July 3, 2013 ♦ Broadband
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The presence of a national broadband plan equates to a 2.5% increase in fixed broadband penetration (7.4% in mobile). African nations should consider updating or creating new plans.

On Twitter, heavy African business and technology interest from within Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria
July 2, 2013 ♦ Web
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On Twitter, African business and technology interest is very heavily concentrated in Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, and Nigeria.