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Gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable
January 22, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable

ICTs raise awareness of the need to improve women’s rights. There needs to be even greater policy intervention, however.

Is African broadband data worth it?
January 20, 2015 ♦ One Comment
Is African broadband data worth it?

A Research ICT Africa policy brief from June 2014 asks the question: “Is broadband data worth the money?” The answer depends on where you live.

Report finds declining global Internet freedom; no freedom in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Sudan
January 9, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Report finds declining global Internet freedom; no freedom in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Sudan

Of sixteen African nations surveyed from May 2013 through May 2014, only two were found to have true online freedom. If anything, governments expanded online controls.

Video roundup: engaging African learners, changing lives in Zambia, empowering women in Senegal & Cameroon, and more
January 5, 2015 ♦ No Comment

More than twenty online videos from June – December 2014 show how technology is educating youth, empowering women, and strengthening economies.

A new ‘video introduction’ mobile app simplifies recruitment in South Africa
August 22, 2014 ♦ No Comment
A new ‘video introduction’ mobile app simplifies recruitment in South Africa

Byte Orbit, a bespoke software development company based in Cape Town, South Africa, developed a new mobile application that will “revolutionize the face of recruitment.”

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.