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Volo’s first customer quickly launches affordable high-speed Internet service in northern Uganda
August 18, 2014 ♦ Broadband
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New ISP Zoom Wireless uses Volo’s software integration and expert network design to deliver affordable high-speed services to business and residences in Gulu, Uganda.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: free Internet services in Zambia, Uber in Lagos, ICT prevents spread of Ebola, and more
August 5, 2014 ♦ News
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Top stories relating to African internet in early August 2014 include a partnership to bring free online services to Zambians, Uber for Lagos, and ICT to prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs
July 21, 2014 ♦ Business & Video

JumpStart Africa is the first crowdfunding platform to revolutionize the way the world supports Africa by backing innovative projects developed by African entrepreneurs. Simply put, JumpStart Africa is Africa’s Kickstarter.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: e-commerce in the spotlight, figuring out local content, Angola as an ICT leader, BRCK ships, and more
July 17, 2014 ♦ News
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We take a deeper dive on top stories of the week including the prospect for African e-commerce, the growing adoption of tablets in African education, the nuances of local content, and more.

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.