General

A potpourri of writings on Africa’s technological advancements are listed below:

  1. “Africa’s connectivity – Meeting the needs of a continent,” Franck Simon, AME 2013. {Connect World}
  2. “Connect Africa,” AfDB, 2013. {Transform Africa 2013}
  3. “A Brief History of Telecommunications in Africa,” Jabulani Dhliwayo, ICT Africa, Aug 21, 2013. {ICTAfrica.info}
  4. “ICT Applications and Agricultural Input Supply Companies: Highlights from Africa,” USAID, 2013. {ODTA}
  5. “Technology and Collective Action: The Effect of Cell Phone Coverage and Political Violence in Africa,” Bakary Seckan, Jun 12, 2013. {Journalist’s Resource}
  6. “Crowdsourcing Translation During Crisis Situations: Are ‘Real Voices’ Being Excluded from the Decisions and Policies it Supports?” David Sutcliffe, The Policy and Internet Blog, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, May 7, 2013. {blogs.oii.ox.ac.uk}
  7. “Africa Wired,” Africa Renewal, May 2013, pp. 28. {UN}
  8. “African youth hungry for connectivity,” Jonathan Kalan, Africa Renewal, May 2013, pp. 16. {UN}
  9. “The Role of Public Sentiment and Social Media in the Evolving China – Africa Relationship,” Yu-Shan Wu, South African Institute of International Affairs, Jan 2013. {SAIIA}
  10. “Towards A Business Model For Funding African Startups,” Brian Laung Aoaeh, 2013. {tekedia}
  11. “Mapping Digital Media: News and New Media in Central Africa: Challenges and opportunities,” Marie-Soleil Frère, Open Society Media Program, Dec 2012. {OSISA}
  12. “MENA Governments Must Speak the Language of Social Media,” Booz & Co., 2012. {Wamda}
  13. “Democratizing Development through Wikipedia and other Open Solutions,” World Bank, Jul 11, 2012. {World Bank}
  14. “The fundamentals of a Competitive ICT Market for stimulating investments and accelerating access to ICT services,” Dr. Willie Oosthuysen, ICT Indaba, June 2012. {ICT Indaba}
  15. “The definitive start-up guide for challenging environments,” Brian Gondo, TechZim, May 22, 2012. {TechZim}
  16. “Social media and the Internet allowed young Arab women to play a central role in the Arab Spring,” Courtney Radsch, 2012. {Baker Institute}
  17. “The Transformational Use ICTs: Summary of Study Outcomes,” eTransform Africa, Apr 3, 2012. {eTransformAfrica}
  18. “Assessment of the impact of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) – empirical study of Kenya and Nigeria,” Internet Society, April 2012. {ISOC}
  19. “How Africa can make the most of the internet,” Soul Kabweza, TechZim, 2012. {SlideShare}
  20. Dobra, Alexandra, “The Democratic Impact of ICT in Africa,” in: Africa Spectrum, 47, 1, 73-88. March 2012. {University of Hamburg}
  21. “Doing media business in Africa, the colourful continent,” Celia Collins, The Media Online, Mar 19, 2012. {The Media}
  22. “eTransform Africa: Agriculture Sector Study Sector Assessment and Opportunities for ICT,” Deloitte, Feb 4 2012. {World Bank}
  23. Five presentations, ISOC, Fatim Badjie, QCELL, ICANN, W.TEC, 2012. {ITAG}
  24. “Africa at the cusp of Broadband Revolution,” Santosh Anchan, TechMahindra, Jan 13, 2012. {Tech Mahindra}
  25. “L’Afrique se met à l’e-gouvernement,” Agence Ecofin, Nov 20, 2011. {Ecofin}
  26. “What’s driving the social media rage in Africa?” Ashnah Kalemera, CIPESA, Nov 2011. {CIPESA}
  27. “Africa turns to e-government (trans.),” Telecom Network No. 49, Nov 2011. {Ecofin}
  28. “Solar-powered Internet Cafés for Sub-Saharan Africa,” Chad Now, Sept 2011. {Chad Now}
  29. “Strengthening ccTLDs in East Africa Research Report,” KICTAnet/IDRC, 2011. {Afrinnovator}
  30. “The role of Digital Technologies in Africa,” Amy O’Donnell, Frontline SMS, May 26, 2011. {Frontline SMS}
  31. “What’s next for ICT in Africa?” infoDev, Apr 25, 2011. {infoDev}
  32. “Freedom on the Net 2011,” Freedom House & UNDEF, April 2011. {Freedom House}
  33. “Internet Exchange Points,” Stephanie Silvius, Jan 2011. {Euro-IX}
  34. “Harnessing Africa’s Digital Future.” Francis Mdlongwa & Moagisi Letlhaku, ed., Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Oct 4, 2010. {KAS}
  35. “Broadband broadens scope for cyber crime in Africa.” Grobler, M and Jansen van Vuuren, J. 2010. Proceedings of the 2010 Information Security for South Africa conference. Sandton, South Africa, 2 – 4 August 2010. {researchspace.csir.co.za}
  36. “Essays on African Tech,” Afrinnovator. {Afrinnovator}
  37. “Growing Africa’s Internet use: Top down vs bottom up – Which way is up?” Balancing Act, Jul 30, 2010. {Balancing Act}
  38. “Is a non-Western path to Modernity via the Deployment of Information Communications Technology Possible in Africa?” Peter A. Kwaku Kyem, PhD, GISP, 2010.{mak.ac.ug}
  39. “Connecting Region Via ICT Diffusion,” Daily Champion, Nov 17, 2009. {allAfrica}
  40. “Briefly, Broadband”, Sept 17, 2009. {blogs.uct.ac.za}
  41. “Criminal Uses of Information & Communication Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends, Concerns and Perspectives,” Journal of Information Technology Impact Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 155-172, 2009. {JITI}
  42. “Broadband Across Africa,” Cisco, 2009. {4G Africa Forum}
  43. “Africa: Wireless Internet in the Countryside”, AfricaFocus Bulletin, Nov 7, 2008. {AfricaFocus}
  44. “Training African Regulators, infoDev Working Paper #18, Nov 2008. {infoDev}
  45. “Sub-Saharan Africa Undersea Cables in 2010 – take 7″, Rodney, Sept 25, 2008. {manypossibilities.net}
  46. “Broadband for Africa: Developing Backbone Communications Networks,” Mark D. J. Williams, infoDev & The World Bank, August 2008. {infoDev}
  47. “Voice over IP in Africa”, William Stucke, Mar 29, 2008. {Afrispa}
  48. “Web Design by Donor Organizations for Low Bandwidth,” {Columbia University}
  49. “Spectrum management and implications for Open Access fibre,” CIPESA, Dec 2007. {CIPESA}
  50. “Empirically testing factors that drive ICT adoption in Africa and OECD set of Nations,” Kallol Bagchi & Godwin Udo, Issues in Information Systems, 2007. {citeseerx.ist.psu.edu}
  51. “Why affordable international bandwidth matters” {Fibre for Africa}
  52. “In the developing world, broadband spans the digital divide”, Thomas Crampton, Dec 3, 2006. {The New York Times}
  53. “Regional IXPs: the need for regional interconnection in Africa,” William Stucke, The Commonwealth Ministers Handbook – 2006, 2006. {Afrispa}
  54. “bridges.org,” Last updated 2006. {http://www.bridges.org/}
  55. “ICANN, Internet governance and Africa,” CIPESA ICT policy briefing series, Oct 5, 2005. {CIPESA}
  56. “Connectivity Africa Infobook,” IDRC, 2005. {IDRC}
  57. “Partnerships in Development Practice: Evidence from multi-stakeholder ICT4D partnership practice in Africa,” Tim Unwin, UNESCO, 2005. {share4dev.info}
  58. “An ICT-Hub model for rural communities,” S. J. Jacobs and Marlien E. Herselman, IJEDICT, 2005, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 57-93. {share4dev.info}
  59. “Readiness for the Networked World,” IBM, Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2004. {cyber.law.harvard.edu}
  60. W.M.J.van Binsbergen ; R.A.van Dijk ; J.B. Gewald (eds.) Situating globality : African agency in the appropriation of global culture, Leiden [etc.]: Brill, pp. 107-146, 2004. {shikanda.net}
  61. “Developing a fiber optic backbone for Africa,” Jabulani Dhliwayo, Corning, Inc., 2004. {Corning}
  62. “ICTs and Poverty Reduction in Sub Saharan Africa,” Richard Gerster and Sonja Zimmermann, Oct 2003. {share4dev.info}
  63. “A Rural ICT Toolkit for Africa,” Andrew Dymond and Sonja Oestmann, Intelecon Research & consultancy Ltd., 2003. {share4dev.info}
  64. “Internet via Satellite in Africa,” Michiel Hegener, Advisory Note No. 6, Jan 2002. {iicd}
  65. “Structural Properties of the African Web”, Boldi, Codenotti, Santini, Vigna, 2002. {www2002.org}
  66. “A $1.8 billion ring around Africa”, Boston Globe, Jul 22, 2001. {Boston.com}
  67. “Rural Access by Radio and Internet Helps Close the Digital Divide,” Lynne Gallagher and Djilali Benamrane, Apr 2001. {ISOC}
  68. “Financing equitable Internet,” Michel Elie, 2001. (Web Archive) {Aftidev via web.archive.org}
  69. “User’s Guide To Electronic Networks in Africa”, University of Pennsylvania – African Studies Center. {africa.upenn.edu}
  70. “Expanding International Email Connectivity–Another Look”, John C. Klensin and Randy Bush, 1993. {NSRC}