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The Battle for the Web: Five Years After Egypt's #Jan25 Uprising

The Battle for the Web: Five Years After Egypt's #Jan25 Uprising | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Behind the Western-supported government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s lies a troubling trend threatening free speech in Egypt. CPJ’s latest figures list Egypt as the second highest jailer of journalists, second only to China.
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As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million

As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Some of Africa’s best funded ecommerce startups just secured more capital.
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[Infographic] Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015 2020

This Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast infographic provides some of the global and regional highlights from the updated s…
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Broadband before bread

Broadband before bread | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2015

Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2015 | The African Internet | Scoop.it
In which I attempt to sum up telecom infrastructure development in Africa in 2015. Simple right?
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New Research: What are the Models of Mobile Data Services Available in Developing Countries? | Alliance for Affordable Internet

New Research: What are the Models of Mobile Data Services Available in Developing Countries? | Alliance for Affordable Internet | The African Internet | Scoop.it
A global coalition working to make broadband affordable for all
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The world’s poor don’t need $79 computers

The world’s poor don’t need $79 computers | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Endless, a San Francisco-based startup, recently unveiled a tiny, spherical desktop computer, which it says will revolutionize computing in the developing world, thanks to its price tag of just $79. That price doesn’t get you a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or Wi-Fi. The idea is that you plug it into your TV. Matt Dalio, CEO and...
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The Potential Problems And Profits For Netflix In Africa

The Potential Problems And Profits For Netflix In Africa | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Netflix is now in Africa. In one fell swoop, CEO Reed Hastings took the company’s presence from 0 to 54 countries on the continent with his CES global..
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The sweet and sour bits from the East African internet freedom report; where Kenya, Rwanda lead and Burundi trails

The sweet and sour bits from the East African internet freedom report; where Kenya, Rwanda lead and Burundi trails | The African Internet | Scoop.it
The sweet and sour bits from the East African internet freedom report; where Kenya, Rwanda lead and Burundi trails
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Zero-Rating: A Modest Proposal

Zero-Rating:  A Modest Proposal | The African Internet | Scoop.it
In which I propose that all mobile phones should be enabled with a very basic low-speed Internet connection by default at no charge.
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Benin Telecoms launches country's first LTE network

Benin Telecoms launches country's first LTE network | The African Internet | Scoop.it
TeleGeography’s free daily email summary of the world’s top telecom news stories.
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Ethiopian Zone 9 bloggers cleared of terrorism charges - BBC News

Ethiopian Zone 9 bloggers cleared of terrorism charges - BBC News | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Four Ethiopian bloggers who were detained in April 2014 are acquitted of terrorism charges by a court in the capital Addis Ababa.
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Op-Ed: Government needs private sector to refresh SA Connect | Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: Government needs private sector to refresh SA Connect | Daily Maverick | The African Internet | Scoop.it
The ANC government’s fixation with its developmental state as the apex service delivery vehicle is proving to be the major impediment to the delivery of South Africa Connect, an ambitious and inclusive broadband policy to connect 100% of the population to high-speed communications infrastructure by 2030. By MARIAN SHINN.
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Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps?

Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps? | The African Internet | Scoop.it
You've probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to your home country, then to the country where you spent a summer abroad, and then, finally, sweep around the map looking for the brightest or dimmest shades that mark a place is the most...
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Moroccan Telecom Providers Lift Restrictions on Skype WhatsApp, Viber  

Moroccan Telecom Providers Lift Restrictions on Skype WhatsApp, Viber   | The African Internet | Scoop.it
Mobile calls through the free application WhatsApp have resumed following a period of restriction after Morocco’s three telecom providers
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Watching Technology Trends Emerge In Africa

Watching Technology Trends Emerge In Africa | The African Internet | Scoop.it
With so much happening in the African tech market these days, it's hard to keep track. Here's a handy guide we'll try to put out every month on the biggest..
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Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment

Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment | The African Internet | Scoop.it
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through
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Measuring the Information Society Report 2015

Measuring the Information Society Report 2015 | The African Internet | Scoop.it
ITU’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report, released on 30 November 2015, gives an overview of information society developments as we reach the cusp between the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Republic of Korea tops the ICT Development Index (IDI) this year, with Denmark…
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Morocco’s silent cultural revolution

Morocco’s silent cultural revolution | The African Internet | Scoop.it
The digital revolution has brought to the Arab world the dream of democracy and personal freedom and is fundamentally changing the Arab mind, in spite of the strong
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Nigeria Targets Country-Wide Broadband Access by 2020

Nigeria plans to help revive economic growth by expanding broadband Internet access throughout Africa’s most populous country by 2020 despite delays in rolling out the needed infrastructure, according to the telecommunications regulator.
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Facebook partners with Airtel Africa to bring Free Basics to 17 countries

Facebook partners with Airtel Africa to bring Free Basics to 17 countries | The African Internet | Scoop.it
In an announcement on Facebook today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company will bring 'Free Basics' Internet services through Internet.org to 17 Afric
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20 striking facts about digital, mobile and tech in Africa; including the 'dictator's dilemma'

20 striking facts about digital, mobile and tech in Africa; including the 'dictator's dilemma' | The African Internet | Scoop.it
20 striking facts about digital, mobile and tech in Africa; including the 'dictator's dilemma'
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7 Predictions for Broadband Access in 2016 | Alliance for Affordable Internet

7 Predictions for Broadband Access in 2016 | Alliance for Affordable Internet | The African Internet | Scoop.it
A global coalition working to make broadband affordable for all
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