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3rd August 2009 

Google has launched Luganda search, which will allow millions of Ugandans who speak and write Luganda to search the internet using Google in their native language. The challenge for us remains in the development of content in local languages to make the internet more relevant to us.

A quote sent in by one of the members on the mailing list on the Luganda search service highlights the issue of content. See quote below:

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“ I think content drives demand for bandwidth…. so unless East African content providers rise up to the challenge of providing relevant content

for the average person (this could even be the rural peasant) – we still have a big challenge of tapping the potential of the internet. If simple

people cannot find the internet relevant to their local businesses, I doubt that they will be quick to take advantage of the lower costs. “

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