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Online Africa Weekly Top 10: free Internet services in Zambia, Uber in Lagos, ICT prevents spread of Ebola, and more
August 5, 2014 ♦ No Comment

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.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: tech hubs, iGDP, literacy, online freedom, and more
May 3, 2014 ♦ 2 Comments
Online Africa Weekly Top 10: tech hubs, iGDP, literacy, online freedom, and more

Our top 10 stories from the past week feature themes relating to tech hubs, iGDP, literacy, online freedom, and more.

Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so
April 19, 2014 ♦ 5 Comments
Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so

Social media is popular in Cameroon but encouraging even greater participation is challenging given the online climate.

Few requests for Facebook, Google user information from African governments in 2013
April 18, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Few requests for Facebook, Google user information from African governments in 2013

Despite reports of online surveillance, relatively few African governments – 8 to be exact – requested user information or content removal from Facebook or Google.

Interactive portraits of young internet users in South Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Morocco
February 23, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Interactive portraits of young internet users in South Sudan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Morocco

RNW asked the question “How do you surf?” to dozens of young people from around the world. Using photographs in conjunction with the answers, the group published a series of interactive portraits of young netizens in their natural surfing habitat.

Updated: African leaders on Facebook (October 2013)
October 27, 2013 ♦ No Comment

A bi-annual analysis of Facebook pages and groups for African heads of state shows citizens internet in their leaders.