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UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery
July 9, 2014 ♦ ICT Policy & Statistics
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Few African governments offer a suite of online services for citizens. In fact, nearly one-third of African countries are in the bottom 10 percent of the world rankings. That, however, is changing, and there are dozens of successful African examples of e-government initiatives.

Reasons why Cameroon needs to open up its 3G market
July 6, 2014 ♦ Broadband & Mobile
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Cameroon lags behind other African nations in terms of broadband affordability. A recent Research ICT Africa policy brief addresses what is causing the high cost – and what can potentially be done to remedy the situation.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: Africa’s mobile money lead, 5G, solar-powered schools, Eritrea’s internet snapshot, and more
July 2, 2014 ♦ News
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We take a deeper dive on top stories of the week including solar-powered schools, lower tariffs for Gabon, South Africa’s access divide, Africa’s mobile money lead, African 5G, Eritrea’s internet stats, and Libyan voter registration.

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.