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Social media in Cameroon is bustling, blogging less so
April 19, 2014 ♦ No Comment
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.

Most Ugandan bloggers and activists feel safe to express themselves online but improvements are still needed
April 4, 2014 ♦ One Comment
Most Ugandan bloggers and activists feel safe to express themselves online but improvements are still needed

In advance of November 2013 online training for Ugandan activists and bloggers, the online portal Speak Out Uganda thought it would be wise to determine what the bloggers actually perceive as threats to online (and offline) freedom of expression.

The complex future for mobile telecoms in Africa (consumers are starting to win out)
March 16, 2014 ♦ No Comment
The complex future for mobile telecoms in Africa (consumers are starting to win out)

Deloitte recently completed an in-depth analysis of the African mobile telecommunications market that aptly covers all aspects of the current mobile telecoms business in Africa, from recent trends to operational strategies to new opportunities.

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.

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.

Web Index Report ranks 22 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment
November 24, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Web Index Report ranks 22 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment

Only 2 of 22 African nations included in the Web Index 2013 Annual Report (of 81 countries in all) are in the upper half of the rankings.