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New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president
New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president 16 July 2008 FD

Sylvie SyiamThe president of the Cameroonian non profit organisation and APC-member PROTEGE QV, Sylvie Siyam Siwe, was elected president of the GOREeTIC on Friday June 20 2008 in Senegal. She was unanimously voted in as the first president of the GOREeTIC nework – a newly created group of journalists, activists and ICT4D advocates who intend to make internet policy reform a top priority.

PROTEGE QV celebrates the 2008 internet day in Cameroon
PROTEGE QV celebrates the 2008 internet day in Cameroon 06 June 2008 PROTEGE QV

PROTEGE QV talks about the celebrations of the internet day in Cameroon. They were busy organising workshops, exhibiting new tools and helping young people how to find new jobs through the net.

African blogs on ICT for development
African blogs on ICT for development 27 May 2008 Karel Novotný

As part of its research activities, APC has compiled a list of African ICT blogs. Thematically, most of them focus on ICT4D issues, although some others deal rather with online journalism, ICT policy, freedom of expression, or other related issues.

ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008
ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008 23 May 2008

According to the organisers, “ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 is a major networking platform for Africa’s top ICT names to come together and focus on core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region. APC submitted two papers to this event: The case for Open Access communications infrastructure in Africa: impact of international submarine cable infrastructure [SAT-3/WASC] in four Af...

Submission to the ITU: The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable
Submission to the ITU: The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable 23 May 2008 Abiodun Jagun

This paper, The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable, commissioned by APC, was submitted to and circulated through the ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008. It was later published, with more detailed information, together with four case studies (Angola, Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana) on the APC website in our research section.

ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Students Using the Network
ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Students Using the Network 22 May 2008

<p>Wireless projects by participants of the Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa project. <br /> By Muroro Dziruni, Connect Africa &#8211; Zimbabwe<br /> Creative Commons Share a like</p>

ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Installing Equipment
ConnectAfrica - Kwayedza Secondary School wifi project - Installing Equipment 22 May 2008

<p>Wireless projects by participants of the Capacity Building for Community Wireless Connectivity in Africa project. <br /> By Muroro Dziruni, Connect Africa &#8211; Zimbabwe<br /> Creative Commons Share a like</p>

APC urges International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to limit use of toxic chemicals in electronics production
APC urges International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to limit use of toxic chemicals in electronics production 24 April 2008 Natalie Brown

APC is supporting environmentalists’ calls to the South African National Committee of the IEC to vote against Clause 7 of IEC Standard 62368. Clause 7 requires that large amounts of fire retardant chemicals be used in electronics production, despite the lack of reliable fire data showing a need for such chemicals. If passed, this clause will make it even more difficult and dangerous to re...

The Zitt Geeks - Young Nigerians turn to computing to improve their job prospects
The Zitt Geeks - Young Nigerians turn to computing to improve their job prospects 02 September 2004 Karen Higgs

The Fantsuam Foundation provides refurbished computers to civil society organisations and partners, runs computer training centres and offers the only internet connection for hundreds of miles around in rural Nigeria. All this in Kafanchan State where electricity is often unavailable and innovators power their computers using car batteries. The Foundation’s work is supported by a home-grown c...

The challenge of getting online - Fantsuam brings satellite internet to villages in rural Nigeria
The challenge of getting online - Fantsuam brings satellite internet to villages in rural Nigeria 30 July 2004 Karen Higgs

APC member in rural Nigeria, Fantsuam Foundation, has recorded yet another first in rural ICT programmes. Earlier this year, Fantsuam launched a VSAT facility which provides the first rural-based internet access in Kaduna State, if not in Nigeria. APCNews talked to Fantsuam’s director, John Dada, about the impact the new internet satellite connection is having on the community and the Fou...

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