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- Telegeography has announced the release their free interactive submarine cable map. TeleGeography’s online map depicts 188 international and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations. The map presents data about each cable, including landing points, owners, length, ready-for-service (RFS) date, and website. For more click here

- In South Africa, the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) initiative, Bookmarks, which recognises excellence in digital publishing, advertising and marketing, has opened entries for the 2011 competition. Open to all agencies, publishers, teams and individuals who have performed outstanding work in digital during the course of the year, they have until 21 October 2011 to enter online.

- In Côte d’Ivoire, Communications Minister Bruno Kone announced that the Government will invest nearly XOF9 billion (USD18.4 million) to create some 2,000km of fibre-optic cable, extending the network into rural areas. According to the Minister, “we hope that this fibre does not come into competition with private projects. Therefore, we have sent letters to business leaders so that they can act in [a] complementary [manner]’. The rural fibre rollout is expected to be completed within three years.