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Social media is popular in Cameroon but encouraging even greater participation is challenging given the online climate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.