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Online Africa Weekly Top 10: Africa’s mobile money lead, 5G, solar-powered schools, Eritrea’s internet snapshot, and more
July 2, 2014 ♦ No Comment

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 ♦ No Comment
Quick African broadband trends from Akamai’s ‘The State of the Internet, Q1 2014′ report

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 ♦ No Comment

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 ♦ One Comment
South African solar-powered tablet aims to enable e-learning in rural areas

South African company Millbug has released a solar-powered tablet aimed at boosting education in rural parts of Africa.

Kenyans and South Africans view the Internet more positively than other global regions
June 18, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Kenyans and South Africans view the Internet more positively than other global regions

A survey of 1,000 Kenyans and South Africans finds they view the state of the Internet more positively than those in other regions. Moreover, Africans feel more strongly that the Internet can improve knowledge-sharing, the economy, and political awareness.

OA News: May 26 – June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014 ♦ No Comment

African ICT news headlines, perspectives, and briefs from early June 2014 represent 36 countries.