Monday, 6 September 2010

Searching in Africa

While not directly related to intellectual property, Afro-Leo thought this list compiled by Online Africa might be useful to lion readers.  Uniquely African search engines includes 26 country-specific websites, 1 regional site and 1 continent wide site. 

Each of these sites offer geographically focused searches for websites and internet content.  As Online Africa points out, “Google often overlooks smaller (but useful) African sites that have  a low Page Rank.”  So next time you just can’t find any information on that Botswana law, or you want to see if your client’s idea for a business name is already in use in Mauritius, try the search engines on Online Africa’s list.  You might find something Google or Yahoo! might have missed.

Note: Online Access has a low bandwith version available here.

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