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Video roundup: ICT hubs, rural projects, m-commerce, online freedom, and more
February 19, 2014 ♦ Video
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35 videos shared on YouTube by various sources in the five months from September 2013 – February 2014 highlight the diverse ways in which the internet is poised to African society.

Paul Kagame on information, broadband, and youth
February 17, 2014 ♦ Broadband & Education & ICT Policy
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Last month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame wrote an editorial that stresses the need to empower youth through technology to ensure economic growth for Africa.

OA News: February 1-13, 2014
February 13, 2014 ♦ News
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African ICT news headlines for the first half of February: 114 stories from 29 countries.

OA News: January 16-31, 2014
February 1, 2014 ♦ News
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Rounding out African ICT news headlines for the second half of January are 131 stories from an impressive 35 countries.

Burundi broadband project nears completion, EcoCash targets coffee farmers
January 22, 2014 ♦ Broadband & Mobile
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Internet access remains limited for most Burundians but a broadband project is nearing completion. Mobile money is becoming common as well and can help coffee farmers.

Video: Broadband Africa – A Digital Highway to Rural Tanzania
January 19, 2014 ♦ Broadband & Video
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Released online last year, the documentary “Broad Band Africa” shows the perspective that people in rural areas of Tanzania have on the use of ICT.