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Tracking African Internet Progress
Tracking African Internet Progress

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Based on primary research across 58 low- and middle-income countries, policymakers need to take action to provide affordable internet access to their citizens.

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There are currently 30 commercially available LTE operations in Africa - growth hinges on spectrum, devices, cost

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A lack of vital statistics makes it impossible to adequately monitor issues like poverty and maternal health—or to evaluate the success of policies aimed at improving them. And bad data is just as much a problem as missing data.

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Africa is getting well-deserved attention this year from TechCrunch as VC investment, international brand expansion, and Nigerian & Kenyan successes adorn headlines.

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In Ethiopia, the monopoly on internet access has created one of the most disconnected countries in the world.

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Challenges include limited content (lack of Nollywood and some Netflix Originals), relatively high costs compared to VOD providers, and expensive data plans to boot.

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Musicians across Africa are managing to make a living from their art thanks to the internet and the widespread adoption of mobile phones.

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More on Mawingu Networks' (along with help from Microsoft and OPIC) TV white spaces efforts in rural Kenya where, currently, 12 percent of the target population uses the Internet at least once every three months. The monthly cost of access? $3.

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+Worldreader and +Opera have connected 5 million readers in Africa to a library of 25,000 free digital book titles via their mobile phones. Their goal is to reach 10 million readers by the end of 2015!

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A new infographic highlights African education tech practices and challenges faced by teachers and students.
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