Articles By Country: N-S

Country-Specific Articles: N-S


  • “The Diverse People of Africa: Namibia,” Nielsen, 2013. {Nielsen}
  • “Namibia ICT Sector Performance Review 2009/2010,” Research ICT Africa Vol 2 Paper 7, 2010. {Research ICT Africa}
  • “ICT Policy in the Republic of Namibia,” Schoemans Office Systems, April 30, 2001. {}
  • “Namibia’s Telecommunications – Link to Africa,” Klaus Dierks Ph.D., 2001. {}
  • “Electronic Networking in Namibia,” Eberhard W. Lisse, Feb 1997. {}


  • “Mobile Survey Empowers Citizens to Assess Justice Services in Niger,” ReliefWeb, Apr 30, 2013. {ReliefWeb}
  • “Animated Videos as a Learning Tool in Developing Nations: A Pilot Study of Three Animations in Maradi and Surrounding Areas in Niger,” Julia Bello-Bravo, Ibrahim Baoua, EJISDC, Vol 55, 2012. {EJISDC}
  • “Does Digital Divide or Provide? The Impact of Cell Phones on Grain Markets in Niger,” Jenny C. Aker, Feb 2008. {}


  • “Internet Goes Mobile: Ericsson Consumer Insight Summary Report,” April 2015. {Ericsson}
  • “Gender Issues & Information Communication Technology for  Development (ICT4D): Prospects and Challenges for Women in  Nigeria, Kwetishe Joro Danjuma, Bayo Mohammed Onimode, Ochedikwu Jonah Onche, International Journal of Computer Science Issues, Volume 12, Issue 2, March 2015. {IJCSI}
  • “The Impact of Communication Technologies on the Performance of SMEs in a Developing Country: Nigeria as a Case Study,” Ibrahim Adeniyi Rufai, EJISDC, Vol 65, 2014. {EJISDC}
  • “The Social Media Landscape in Nigeria,” Africa Practice, April 2014. {Africa Practice}
  • “Draft Framework and Guidelines for Nigerian Content in Information Technology,” National Information Technology Development Agency, 2013. {DocPlayer}
  • “The use of ICTs to express public outrage in Nigeria over child marriage,” John Dada, GISWatch, 2013. {GISWatch}
  • “Internet Freedom Charter for Nigeria,” Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, Dec 2013. {PIN}
  • “ICT country profile: Nigeria, Africa’s largest mobile market,” Simnikiwe Mzekandaba, ITWeb Africa, Oct 25, 2013. {ITWeb}
  • “Social Media and Political Participation in Nigeria During the 2011 General Elections: The Lapses and the Lessons,” Okoro, Nnanyelugo and Kenneth Adibe Nwafor, Global Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp.29-46, September 2013. {}
  • “Media Use as a Predictor of the Political Behaviour of Undergraduates in South-West Nigeria,” Dele Odunlami, New Media and Mass Communication, Vol. 15, 2013. {IISTE}
  • “Veronica’s Story (a story from rural Nigeria of an attempt to learn through the Internet),” Pamela, Dadamac Ltd., Jul 7, 2013. {Dadamac}
  • “Making A Case For Enduring Internet Freedom,” Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, May 29, 2013. {PIN}
  • “Strategies for the promotion of broadband services and infrastructure: a case study on Nigeria,” Broadband Commission, Sept 2012. {ITU}
  • “Nigeria Internet Governance Forum 2012 Communiqué,” NIGF, 2012. {NIGF}
  • “Connectivity and Accessibility in Nigerian University Libraries: A Survey of Access, Usage, and Problems in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka,” Chigbu, E.D., Dim, C.L., Library Philosophy and Practice, 2012. {U of Idaho}
  • “Mobile Banking Adoption in Nigeria,” Felix Olu Bankole, Omolola Ola Bankole, Irwin Brown, EJISDC, Vol 47, 2011. {EJISDC}
  • “13 years of growth from ground zero in Nigeria 1960-1996, Vanguard, Oct 27, 2010. {}
  • “Knowledge, Productivity, and Innovation in Nigeria: Creating a New Economy,” Ismail Radwan and Giulia Pellegrini, The World Bank, 2010. {}
  • “The Internet is Africa’s ‘Gutenberg Moment’,” Tolu Ogunlesi, Dec 2009. {}
  • “Use and importance of the Internet at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria,” Manish Kumar Mishra, First Monday Volume 14, Number 3, Mar 2, 2009. {}
  • Comfort, Kazanka and John Dada. 2009. “Women’s Use of Cell Phones to Meet Their Communication Needs: A Study of Rural Women from Northern Nigeria” Grace 1, Research Report.  Nigeria. {Grace}
  • “The Impact of Mobile Telephony on Developing Country Micro-Enterprise: A Nigerian Case Study,” Abi Jagun, Richard Heeks, Jason Whalley, ITID, Vol 4, Issue 4, Fall/Winter 2008. {ITID}
  • “Glamour and Honor: Going Online and Reading in West African Culture,” Wendy Griswold, Erin Metz McDonnell, Terence Emmett McDonnell, ITID, Vol 3, Issue 4, Summer 2006. {ITID}
  • “Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians,” Gbenga Sesan, Pinigeria, 2006. {Pinigeria}
  • “A Profile of Nigeria’s Software Industry,” H. Abimbola Soriyan and R. Heeks, “Development Informatics Working Paper Series, No. 21, 2004. {University of Manchester}
  • “A study of Internet usage in Nigerian universities: A case study of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria,” Kofoworola Jagboro, First Monday, Vol 8, No. 2, Feb 2003. {First Monday}
  • “Internet Connectivity for the Nigerian Universities Network,” Kensar Telecommunications Limited, Jul 2000. {}


  • “Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem,” Michael Kende and Karen Rose, Internet Society, Jan 2015. {ISOC}
  • “Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector,” Nirit Ben-Ari, Africa Renewal, April 2014, page 28. {Africa Renewal}
  • “Global diffusion of the Internet : the Internet in Rwanda : building the information society,” African Journal of Information and Communication, Issue 13, pp. 14-29. {Sabinet Online}
  • “Women’s rights, gender and ICTs: Girls in ICT Day leads to policy shaping,” Emmanuel Habumuremyi, GISWatch, 2013. {GISWatch}
  • “Digital divides: Considerations on access to the internet as a human right in Rwanda,” Elizabeth Button, ACA Initiative, Nov 19, 2013. {ACA Initiative}
  • “Is the One Laptop Per Child Enough? Viewpoints from Classroom Teachers in Rwanda,” Ayodeji A. Fajebe, Michael L. Best, Thomas N. Smyth, ITID, Vol 9, Issue 3, Fall 2013. {ITID}
  • “kLab: Leading the digital renaissance in the Land of the Thousand Hills,” The African Business Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 7, July 2013 .{The African Business Journal}
  • “Rwanda ICT Sector Profile – 2012,” Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT, Dec 2012. {}
  • “World Bank: eRwanda project,” The World Bank, June 2011. {YouTube}
  • “In Rwanda the future is digital – and here,” Masimba Tafirenyika, Africa Renewal, March 2011. {}
  • “Divided We Call: Disparities in Access and Use of Mobile Phones in Rwanda,” Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Nathan Eagle, ITID, Vol 8, Issue 2, 2010. {ITID}
  • “Why Rwanda’s internet isn’t the third fastest in Africa,” Nicolas Pottier, July 20, 2010. {}
  • “Rwanda IGF Report,” EAIGF, 2009. {}
  • “Pro-Poor ICT Project Report – Rwanda,” Albert Nsengiyumva, Emmanuel Habumuremyi, Sharon Haba, Jul 2007. {}
  • “Africa, Offline: Waiting for the Web,” Ron Nixon, NY Times, Jul 22, 2007. {}
  • “The Use of Mobile Phones by Microentrepreneurs in Kigali, Rwanda: Changes to Social and Business Networks,” Jonathan Donner, ITID, Vol 3, Issue 2, Winter 2006. {ITID}
  • “From Telex to eGovernment: The Birth of Rwanda,” Arleen Seed, ITID, Vol 3, Issue 4, Summer 2006. {ITID}
  • “An Entrepreneur Has Quixotic Goal Of Wiring Rwanda,” Christopher Rhoads, WSJ, Aug 17, 2006. {4G Africa Forum}


  • “Exploring Senegal’s AgriTech Scene,” Elisabetta Demartis, iAfrikan, Jul 14, 2015. {iAfrikan}
  • “Dossier: l’acces a Internet au Senegal,” Khalil Ndiaye, Jan 2013. {La Redac}
  • “Obstacles and opportunities for the democratization of broadband in Senegal,” Isabelle Gross for Balancing Act, September 2012. {Google}
  • “The Economic Impact of Telecommunications in Senegal,” Raul L. Katz, Communications & Strategies, No. 86, 2nd Quarter 2012, pp. 21-42. {SSRN}
  • “ICT in Senegal”, Thiam Ndeye Fatou Coundoul, GovTech Conference, September 2010. {}
  • “Rapport sur le Forum National de la Gouvernance de l’Internet du 29 juillet 2010,” WAIGF, 2010. {}
  • “Acacia Policy Influence Study/SENEGAL,” IDRC, 2003. {IDRC}


Sierra Leone:

  • “Exploring Mobile Internet use among Marginalised Young People in Post-conflict Sierra Leone,” Steven Sam, EJISDC, Vol 66, 2015. {EJISDC}
  • “Report on Sierra Leone Internet Governance Forum, December 2010. {}
  • “The Internet in Sierra Leone: The Way Forward?” John Abdul Kargbo, First Monday, Volume 2, Number 2, Feb 3, 1997. {}
  • “Sierranet: Linking Sierra Leone to the World,” Jennifer Pepall, Jan 1997. {}


  • “Always Moving, Always Sharing: Mobile Money Practices in Somaliland,” Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, June 2015. {Studio D}
  • “Somali Social Media Users Offer the World a Glimpse Into Their Daily Lives,” Abdi Latif Dahir, Nov 21, 2014. {Sahan Journal}
  • “Internet Filtering in a Failed State: The Case of Netsweeper in Somalia,” Citizenlab, Feb 20, 2014. {Citizenlab}
  • “How Broadband Will Get to Somalia Before You Know It,” Jeffrey Swindle/USAID, Jul 16, 2011. {Integra}
  • “Al Shabaab, Slow Internet Hinder Connections,” SomaliaReport, Mar 2011. {}

South Africa:

  • Mutula, Stephen M. (2015) “Factors Influencing Perceptions and Attitudes of Nurses Towards the Use of ICT in Patient Care in KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa,” The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 1. {AJIS}
  • “Emerging Companies and the Ecosystem,” Focus on South Africa’s emerging companies and the entrepreneurial landscape, PwC, 2015. {PwC}
  • “Effect of Instant Messaging Advertising on the Hierarchy-of-Effects Model amid Teenagers in South Africa,” Rodney Graeme Duffett, Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 72 (2016). {EJISDC}
  • Gumbi, Lucas N. and Mnkandla, Ernest (2015) “Investigating South African Vendors’ Cloud Computing Value Proposition to Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises: A Case of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality,” The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 7: Iss. 4, Article 1. {AJIS}
  • “The Adoption of Electronic Commerce by Small and Medium Enterprises in Pretoria East,” Garg et. al, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 68, 2015. {EJISDC}
  • “Determinants for South African SMEs to Adopt Broadband Internet Technologies,” Gareeb et. al, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 68, 2015. {EJISDC}
  • “Effect of Gen Y’s Affective Attitudes Towards Facebook Marketing Communications in South Africa,” Rodney Duffett, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 68, 2015. {EJISDC}
  • “The Dreams Plan: A Blupoint Strategy for E-Education Provision in South Africa,” Walls et. al, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 70, 2015. {EJISDC}
  • “Teachers’ Understanding of E-Safety: An Exploratory Case in KZN, South Africa,” Govender et. al, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 70, 2015. {EJISDC}
  • “ICTs for the Broader Development of South Africa: An Analysis of the Literature,” Johnston et. al, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol 70, 2015. {EJISDC}
  • Calitz, Andre; Evert, Candice; and Cullen, Margaret (2015) “Promoting ICT Careers Using a South African ICT Career Portal,” The African Journal of Information Systems: Vol. 7: Iss. 2, Article 1. {AJIS}
  • “Internet Goes Mobile: Ericsson ConsumerLab Insight Summary Report,” April 2015. {Ericsson}
  • “South Africa sets out to deepen ICT skills,” Oxford Business Group, Dec 22, 2014. {OBG}
  • “How Are Big SA Cities Preparing for Vision 2030?” Sirius Centauri, IDG Connect, Nov 14, 2014. {IDG}
  • “ICT Utilisation within Experienced South African Small and Medium Enterprises,” Tejumade V Adeniran, Kevin A Johnston, EJISDC, Vol 64, 2014. {EJISDC}
  • “Different Shades of Success: Educator Perception of Government Strategy on E-Education in South Africa,” Bojelo Esther Mooketsi, Wallace Chigona, EJISDC, Vol 64, 2014. {EJISDC}
  • “Women, secrecy, freedom of expression and access to information,” Caroline Tagny, GISWatch, 2013. {GISWatch}
  • “Electronic Communications Act: South Africa Connect: Creating Opportunity, Ensuring Inclusion: South Africa’s Broadband Policy,” Republic of South Africa, G 37119 GoN 953, Dec 6, 2013. {}
  • “South Africa – hungry for mobile data,” On Device Research, Nov 19, 2013. {On Device}
  • “Young People’s Navigation of Online Risks,” CJCP/UNICEF, Nov 2013. {UNICEF}
  • “South African Social Media Landscape 2014, Executive Summary,” World Wide Worx, Oct 2013. {World Wide Worx}
  • “The SADC Communications Environment: An Assessment of Communications Policies, Laws and Regulations in SADC Member States,” Charley Lewis & Luci Abrahams, LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, October 2013. {}
  • “Investigating Broadband Performance in South Africa 2013 (draft),” Marshini Chetty, Srikanth Sundaresan, Sachit Muckaden, Nick Feamster, and Enrico Calandro. Research ICT Africa, Sept 2013. {RIA}
  • “The most comprehensive guide to the SA startup landscape ever,” Martin Carstens, ventureburn, Jun 14, 2013. {ventureburn}
  • “Information Technology Ecosystem in South Africa,” Tefo Mohapi, June 2012. {}
  • Walton, M. & J. Donner. (2012). Public Access, Private Mobiles: Understanding the interplay and impact in Cape Town. Global Impact Study Research Report
    Series. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. {Global Impact Study}
  • “The Livelihood Outcomes of ICT Use in Microenterprises: The Case of South Africa,” Frank Makoza, Wallace Chigona, EJISDC, Vol 53, 2012. {EJISDC}
  • “Public Access Computing in South Africa: Old Lessons and New Challenges,” Ricardo Gomez, Shaun Pather, Bryan Dosono, EJISDC, Vol 52, 2012. {EJISDC}
  • “Internet population in SA revealed,”, Dec 1, 2012. {MyBroadband}
  • “Broadband Presentation: Making South Africa a Global Leader in Harnessing ICTs for Socio-economic Development,” South Africa Ministry of Communications, Nov 6, 2012. {TechCentral}
  • “A gender-based analysis of ICT adoption and usage in South Africa,” Maleka, Mbombo Bruce Mokebe, Oct 3, 2012. {WIReDSpace}
  • “Africa Prepaid Mobile Price Index 2012: South Africa,” Research ICT Africa, 2012. {RIA}
  • “Broadband in the Republic of South Africa: Politics, Regulation and Service Delivery,” Ewan Sutherland, University of Witwatersrand, LINK Centre; University of Namur, CRIDS, Aug 27, 2012. {SSRN}
  • HAN, Chenxing. South African Perspectives on Mobile Phones: Challenging the Optimistic Narrative of Mobiles for Development. International Journal of Communication, [S.l.], v. 6, p. 25, jul. 2012. ISSN 1932-8036. Available at: <>.
  • “Mobility 2012: The Mobile Internet in South Africa 2012.” World Wide Worx, July 2012. {World Wide Worx}
  • “Internet Matters South Africa,” World Wide Worx/Google, May 2012. {}
  • “Trends in technology in South Africa (for ICT RDI Roadmap team),” Dr. Derek Keats, May 2012. {SlideShare}
  • “Things that ‘Tweet’ in South Africa,” Laurie Butgereit, Louis Coetzee, John Hay, Johann Hugo, Kim Gush and Meraka Institute, CSIR, 2011. {}
  • “In the Eyes of the Media: Discourse of an ICT4D Project in a Developing Country,” Bojelo Esther Mooketsi, Wallace Chigona, EJISDC, Vol 46, 2011. {EJISDC}
  • “Uses, Benefits and Challenges of Public Access Points in the Face of Growth of Mobile Technology,” Wallace Chigona, Ofentse Lekwane, Kim Westcott, Agnes Chigona, EJISDC, Vol 49, 2011 {EJISDC}
  • “Legal responses to cyber bullying and sexting in South Africa, Chamain Badenhorst, CJCP Issue Paper No. 10, August 2011. {SciELO}
  • DONNER, Jonathan; GITAU, Shikoh; MARSDEN, Gary. Exploring Mobile-only Internet Use: Results of a Training Study in Urban South Africa. International Journal of Communication, [S.l.], v. 5, p. 24, apr. 2011. ISSN 1932-8036. Available at: <>.
  • “South African ICT Sector Performance Review,” Research ICT Africa Vol 2 Paper 6, 2010. {Research ICT Africa}
  • “Internet Access in South African Homes: A Preliminary Study on Factors Influencing Consumer Choice,” Irwin Thomas Joseph Brown, Boipelo Nancy Letsididi, Mohammed Nabeel Nazeer, EJISDC, Vol 38, 2009. {EJISDC}
  • “Awareness of e-Government Related Small Business Development Services in Cape Town,” Zoran Mitrovic, Andy Bytheway, EJISDC, Vol 39, 2008. {EJISDC}
  • “South Africa: Seizing the Moment: Turning the Promise of Broadband Connectivity into Reality,” Cisco, 2009. {4G Africa Forum}
  • OYEDEMI, Toks Dele. Social Inequalities and the South African ICT Access Policy Agendas. International Journal of Communication, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 18, jan. 2009. ISSN 1932-8036. Available at: <>.
  • “Digital divide and e-governance in South Africa,” Hamilton Mphidi, Tshwane University of Technology, 2008. {}
  • “Internet turnaround has begun in SA,” Arthur Goldstuck, Dec 4, 2008. {}
  • “Using Diffusion of Innovations Framework to Explain Communal Computing Facilities Adoption Among the Urban Poor,” Wallace Chigona and Paul Licker, ITID, Vol 4, Issue 3, Spring 2008. {ITID}
  • “Enhancing the Livelihoods of the Rural Poor: The Role of ICT,” Louis Fourie, March 2007. {}
  • “ICT provision to disadvantaged urban communities: A study in South Africa and Nigeria,” Akinsola, Herselman, and Jacobs, IJEDICT, 2005, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 19-41. {}
  • “Negotiating the Net: The Internet in South Africa (1990–2003),” Charley Lewis, ITID, Vol 2, Issue 3, Spring 2005. {ITID}
  • “The role of ICT in the economic development of Africa: The case of South Africa,” Kehbuma Langmia, IJEDICT, 2005, Vol. 2, Issue 4, 144-156. {}
  • “Bridging the Digital Divide in South Africa,” Linda Martindale, Linux Journal, Nov 1, 2001. {}
  • ICT 2000 Conference Papers

South Sudan:

  • “The Coming of Connectivity as the coming of the Town,” Naomi Pendlei, African Arguments, Feb 13, 2013. {African Arguments}
  • “#OSJUBA,” r0g media, Jun 20, 2012. {Prezi}


  • “Freedom of expression in Sudan: Interview with Dalia Haj-Omar,” APC, Nov 14, 2013. {APC}
  • “Can Social Media Unshackle the Press?” Maha El-Sanosi, Think Africa Press, Mar 7, 2012. {Think Africa Press}
  • “National Profile of the Information Society in the Sudan,” United Nations, New York, 2009. {ESCWA}


  • “Anti-social or social community? How young people use social media in Swaziland,” MISA-Swaziland, Jul 9, 2014. {MISA}