Mali lags behind as African internet speeds rise

  By Laura Angela Bagnetto, Throughout Bamako, Mali, internet office spaces sit idle. Customers can plug in their computers, make phone calls, and take advantage of the solar-powered electricity that’s not subject to blackouts, a common occurrence in the capital. The one thing they can’t do, however, is check their email. When making comparisons to …

ICANN loses .africa case in the midst of Congressional accountability oversight

DotConnectAfrica has emerged as the prevailing party in a case involving ICANN and has been running for two years. The case commenced officially in October 2013 when DCA Trust sent its first Notice of IRP to ICANN as a process towards resolving of the dispute between ICANN and DCA Trust over ICANN discriminatory Board decisions …

Nii Quaynor, the MIA Point Man for ICANN in Africa is awarded by ICANN

  Nii Quaynor, the main point man for ICANN in Africa, who was Missing In Action (MIA) for over a decade at ICANN has been facilitated to get the” Ethos Multistakholder” award by ICANN. ICANN’s ‘Multistakeholder Ethos Award’ is its second year of running and is given to recognize “those ICANN participants who have deeply invested in …

UNESCO CONNECTing the Dots conference adopts an outcome document

  The UNESCO facilitated and international multistakeholder conference under the theme CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues.   The objective of the conference was to discuss the first draft of the Comprehensive Study on Internet-related issues as part of UNESCO’s response in …

Satellite ultra-broadband in Europe & Africa

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Satellite ultra-broadband in Europe & Africa   http://www.reportlinker.com/p01029508/Satellite-ultra-broadband-in-Europe–Africa.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Broadband   In this report, IDATE identifies the latest developments and major trends in the broadband and ultra-fast broadband markets. After a detailed analysis of the …

Is fibre-tapping becoming a threat in Africa?

Fibre-tapping, which involves bending fibre-optic cables and using hi-tech means to access light they emit to steal data, has reportedly been used by UK and US spy agencies. But experts are divided about whether fibre-tapping is a threat in Africa.   Earlier this year, it was reported in the UK that spy agency, the Government …

Goldman Sachs: Technology SA’s biggest area of underperformance

Technology is South Africa’s biggest area of economic underperformance, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.   The report, entitled ‘Two Decades of Freedom’, highlights South Africa’s achievements since the establishment of democracy in 1994 and the challenges the country still faces.   Though it said South Africa has made significant advancements in the …