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African highlights from ‘State of Broadband 2014′ report
January 27, 2015 ♦ No Comment
African highlights from ‘State of Broadband 2014′ report

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released its third annual country-by-country snapshot of the state of broadband deployment.

Barriers to affordable broadband access in Cameroon
January 24, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Barriers to affordable broadband access in Cameroon

Key points from an August 2014 case study on the barriers to affordable broadband access in Cameroon.

SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014′ report only marginally improved this year
January 17, 2015 ♦ No Comment
SSA broadband facts from ‘MIS 2014′ report only marginally improved this year

A recent ITU report examines global ICT development, the cost of broadband, and how youth are driving internet usage. We’ve broken out how trends apply to African countries.

Web Index Report ranks 24 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment
January 13, 2015 ♦ No Comment
Web Index Report ranks 24 African nations on access, openness, content, and empowerment

Once again, only two African nations (Tunisia and Mauritius) included in the Web Index 2014 Annual Report (of 86 countries in all) are in the upper half of the rankings.

UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery
July 9, 2014 ♦ No Comment
UN survey finds African governments need to prioritize online service delivery

Few African governments offer a suite of online services for citizens. In fact, nearly one-third of African countries are in the bottom 10 percent of the world rankings. That, however, is changing, and there are dozens of successful African examples of e-government initiatives.

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.