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A 10-week Google study at the University of Ghana found that mobile internet users with greater price transparency were able to go online 7% more often and spend 19% less on Internet credit than a control group.
Our top 10 stories from the past week feature themes relating to elections, tablets, transparency, free Wi-Fi, and more.
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, 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.
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 improve African society.
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.