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ICT put to good use in Botswana elections

ICT put to good use in Botswana elections | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Botswana voters went to the polls today in an election that that been characterised by innovative ICT use.
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Will The Real Startups Please Stand Up?

Will The Real Startups Please Stand Up? | The African Internet | Scoop.it
I do not believe the primary motive of anyone building a startup in Nigeria should be money.
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Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme

Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme | The African Internet | Scoop.it
A partnership between Bharti Airtel and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has seen a new training programme unveiled, dubbed 'Train My Generation: Gabon 5,000'.
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Zimbabwe mobile operators to slash rates

Zimbabwe mobile operators to slash rates | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe's mobile regulatory authority – the Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) – has ordered all three mobile network operators to slash voice tariffs to 15 cents per minute with effect from December, down from 23 cents per minute.
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Rwanda's growing online shoppers fall prey to smart Internet fraudsters

Rwanda's growing online shoppers fall prey to smart Internet fraudsters | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Jean marie wanted to buy a genuine Sony video camera at an affordable price, but could not get it on the market.

“A friend advised me to order for it online. I did exactly that and even called the ‘supplier’ after paying to confirm whether they had received the money because I wanted to avoid delays as I needed the camera urgently,” he says. However, Jean Marie says it is now eight months since then, and the supposed supplier has blocked all known contacts.
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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies | The African Internet | Scoop.it
When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.
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10 Startups from Nigeria you have to know about

10 Startups from Nigeria you have to know about | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Below we feature 10 top startups from Nigeria, all fundraising on VC4Africa! Click on the venture profiles below for more info, read the documentation and connect with the entrepreneurs. Only accredited investors who registered a VC4Africa Pro Account can access the company’s private documents, business plans, financial projections and all other details from the listed ventures’ VC4Africa profiles. (Login with your existing Pro Account here, or get more info.)  Venture  Funding  Country    Artif
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Zimbabwe's internet penetration almost 50%. More than 99% of that is mobile

Zimbabwe's internet penetration almost 50%. More than 99% of that is mobile | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe's internet penetration is now 47%. The total number of internet subscriptions in the country as at the end of June 2014 was 6.1 million, up from 5.6 million in March this year.
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NEW GSMA STUDY REVEALS OVER HALF OF CITIZENS IN THE ARAB STATES NOW SUBSCRIBE TO MOBILE NETWORKS

NEW GSMA STUDY REVEALS OVER HALF OF CITIZENS IN THE ARAB STATES NOW SUBSCRIBE TO MOBILE NETWORKS | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Mobile Industry in the Arab States Growing Faster Than Global Average; Industry Contributes 4.4 Per Cent to Regional GDP and Directly Supports One Million Jobs Dubai: More than half of the populati...
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While you procrastinate on Facebook, more than half the world still doesn't have internet access

While you procrastinate on Facebook, more than half the world still doesn't have internet access | The African Internet | Scoop.it
And the digital divide isn't going away anytime soon.
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The .ug debate: Is Redelegation Necessary?

The .ug debate: Is Redelegation Necessary? | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Ugandan news, news in Uganda, Kampala, Uganda, breaking news, news, besigye, museveni, yoweri, new vision, vision news, vision
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Two million people using e-retailers in Nigeria - e-Commerce In Sub-Saharan starts here

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Fibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation report

Fibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation report | The African Internet | Scoop.it
The Republic of Congo has released an evaluation report on its fibre optic networks, showing that the country has already completed 53 of the 66 projects to be implemented as part of the country's Central African Backbone.
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Djibouti Internet start-up aims to boost broadband speeds across east Africa

DUBAI (Reuters) - Internet access in east Africa is still relatively slow and costly but a Djibouti-based technology start-up company has ambitions to help change that.Djibouti Data Center (DDC), set
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From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate

From drones to floating smartphones: how technology is helping African journalists investigate | The African Internet | Scoop.it
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Mobile Phones Help Divine Water Supplies in Angola Slums

Mobile Phones Help Divine Water Supplies in Angola Slums | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Ana Paulino, a 40-year-old street vendor in Luanda, balances plastic cans of water four times as heavy as a bowling ball on top of her head every morning and night for quarter-mile trips to the nearest well.
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Mapping Africa's Growing Tech Hubs

Mapping Africa's Growing Tech Hubs | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Are you a tech entrepreneur? Check out nearly 100 innovation labs across Sub-Saharan Africa on this interactive map.
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How Going High-Tech Can Fight Corruption

How Going High-Tech Can Fight Corruption | The African Internet | Scoop.it
What if we could stop bribery — which threatens many economies in the global south — with technology?
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An article and a bootcamp: the makings of a Nigerian-women-in-tech movement?

An article and a bootcamp: the makings of a Nigerian-women-in-tech movement? | The African Internet | Scoop.it
This is interesting. Last week an article on Webtrends.ng asked if you could hire a female developer in your company. The piece, based on nothing more than the author’s thought process, argued that women are not as dedicated as men would be in the world of coding. That’s his opinion, and he is entitled to [...]
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10 reasons why mobile rocks in Africa

10 reasons why mobile rocks in Africa | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Mobile use in Africa is expected to increase 20-fold in the next five years. Despite unreliable electricity and a lack of physical connectivity, Africans both urban and rural have embraced mobile technology, making it fertile ground for the expansion of the telecoms industry. Here are 10 reasons why mobile rocks in Africa...
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