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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.

Three-quarters of African markets have telecoms competition – even then the playing field is not always level
June 8, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Three-quarters of African markets have telecoms competition – even then the playing field is not always level

Most African markets have a regulatory body and 75% have mobile competition. However, half still don’t have a fully privatized incumbent operator and 25% lack a competitive international gateway.

Online Africa Weekly Top 10: mobile money, tech ecosystems, local content, solar power, and more
May 12, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Our top 10 stories from the past week feature themes relating to mobile money, tech ecosystems, local content, solar power, and more.

Infrastructure investment and citizen awareness are needed to encourage Mozambique’s internet development
May 7, 2014 ♦ No Comment
Infrastructure investment and citizen awareness are needed to encourage Mozambique’s internet development

The Mozambican Government has made reforms to support national Internet development. Despite these steps, the nation still lags much of the continent in terms of connectivity.

In the African context, focus on mobile broadband instead of just “home access”
May 5, 2014 ♦ No Comment
In the African context, focus on mobile broadband instead of just “home access”

In the African context, home internet access statistics should be looked at with a wary eye. Mobile broadband is a better barometer for change.