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More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury
February 26, 2014 ♦ No Comment
More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury

Findings of a recent face-to-face survey include how internet use is more common among young Africans, how smartphone ownership remains a luxury, and how nations with a higher GDP per capita have a higher percentage of internet users.

Project Isizwe is bringing free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane in South Africa – and people are using it
February 24, 2014 ♦ 2 Comments
Project Isizwe is bringing free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane in South Africa – and people are using it

Project Isizwe, an ambitious project to bring free Wi-Fi to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in South Africa, has seen enormous user growth since launching in 2013.

Video roundup: ICT hubs, rural projects, m-commerce, online freedom, and more
February 19, 2014 ♦ No Comment

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.

Burundi broadband project nears completion, EcoCash targets coffee farmers
January 22, 2014 ♦ No Comment

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.

2013 African ICT news recap
January 5, 2014 ♦ One Comment

In 2013 we came across exactly 4,266 newsworthy articles, stories, posts, and features on African Internet progress. Many provided only a quick update, but just as many gave an in-depth look into how Africans are engaging with technology.

African smartphone usage driven by savvy young South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers
December 7, 2013 ♦ One Comment
African smartphone usage driven by savvy young South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers

Smartphone usage is driven by South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers under 30 years of age who work full time or are still in school and own a smartphone costing less than USD 150.