Status Reports

Yearly assessments of Africa’s ICT progress:

  1. “Who isn’t online? Mapping the ‘Archipelago of Disconnection’,” Ralph K. Straumann and Mark Graham, Regional Studies, Regional Science, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, 2016. {Taylor & Francis}
  2. “Facebook’s mobile momentum grows in Africa,” Biztech Africa, Sept 11, 2015. {Biztech Africa}
  3. “State of Internet Freedom in East Africa 2015,” CIPESA, Sept 2015. {Hivos}
  4. “Crowdfunding in Emerging Markets: Lessons from East African Startups,” Sam Raymond, infoDev, 2015. {infoDev}
  5. “Internet freedom in Africa: Ethiopia and The Gambia most repressive; South Africa and Kenya freest,” Mail & Guardian Africa, Dec 13, 2014. {M&G}
  6. “Communications surveillance in the digital age,” Global Information Society Watch, 2014. {GISWatch}
  7. “Livelihood and ICTs in East Africa,” Aileen Agüero, Roxana Barrantes, and Timothy M. Waema, ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction, 2014, pp. 77-98. {}
  8. “Enemies of the Internet 2014: entities at the heart of censorship and surveillance,” RSF, Mar 2014. {RSF}
  9. “Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Africa,” The World Bank, Feb 2014. {}
  10. “Technology in Africa – 2014 Digest,” Tefo Mohapi, 2014. {Digioh}
  11. “Analysis of ICT-Enabled Youth Employment in Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa,” International Youth Foundation, Oct 2013. {IYF}
  12. “Twitter: pourquoi les dirigeants africains francophones sont-ils si nuls?” Mathieu Olivier, Jeune Afrique, August 28, 2013. {Jeune Afrique}
  13. Sey, A., Coward, C., Bar, F., Sciadas, G., Rothschild, C., & Koepke, L. (2013). Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. {TASCHA}
  14. “Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – women’s voices in governance decision making in the Middle East and North Africa,” Hanane Boujemi, Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries, 2013. {GISWatch}
  15. “The Resilience of Internet Connectivity in East and South Africa: A Case Study,” Nick Feamster, May 28, 2013. {Connection Management}
  16. “Impact of  the Internet in Africa,” Dalberg, Global Development Advisors, 2013. {Dalberg}
  17. “Planet Blue Coat: Mapping Global Censorship and Surveillance Tools,” Citizenlab, Univrsity of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs, Jan 15, 2013. {Citizenlab}
  18. “The Transformational Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Africa,” eTransform Africa, 2012. {World Bank}
  19. “ICTs for Agriculture in Africa,” eTransform Africa, 2012. {World Bank}
  20. “Freedom on the Net 2012,” Freedom House, Sept 24, 2012. {Freedom House}
  21. “UbuntuNet’s connectivity, peering, transit, and all that,” Duncan Martin, UbuntuNet Alliance, AfPIF 3, August 2012. {ISOC}
  22. “Euro-­IX Update,” Bijal Sanghani, AfPIF 3, August 2012. {ISOC}
  23. WW Online Bullying Survey (Egypt & Morocco). Microsoft, June 21, 2012. {Microsoft}
  24. D. L. Johnson, E. M. Belding, and G. van Stam, “Network Traffic Locality in a Rural African Village,” ICTD’12, Atlanta, GA, March 2012. {UCSB}
  25. “The Arab Digital Vanguard: How a Decade of Blogging Contributed to a Year of Revolution,” Jillian C. York, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Winter/Spring 2012. {Jillian C. York}
  26. “Which African country is best to do a tech startup? A Decision Framework,” Mbwana Alliy, Jan 18, 2012. {Afrinnovator}
  27. “ICT Competitiveness in Africa,” eTransformAfrica, 2012. {World Bank}
  28. “Understanding the geography and structure of the internet in East Africa,” Laura Mann, Dec 9, 2011. {}
  29. “State of fiber infrastructure in Africa,” Eric M.K. Osiakwan, GhanaConnect, 2011. {EuroAfrica-ICT}
  30. “Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight Africa, Fixed Access, Fall 2011,” Sandvine, 2011. {Sandvine}
  31. “ICT access and usage in Sub-Saharan Africa: Digital poverty analysis at individual level,” Alhadji Ly, M., Research ICT Africa, Oct 27, 2011. {Research ICT Africa}
  32. “The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011,” World Economic Forum, 2011. {WEF}
  33. “Freedom on the Net 2011,” Freedom House, 2011. {Freedom House}
  34. “The Cloud and Africa – Indicators for Growth of Cloud Computing,” Alex Laverty, 2011. {The African File}
  35. “Africa connectivity update,” WIOCC / Hamilton Research, May 3, 2011. {WIOCC}
  36. D. L. Johnson, V. Pejovic, E. M. Belding, and G. van Stam, “Traffic Characterization and Internet Usage in Rural Africa,” WWW’11, Hyderabad, India, March 2011. {UCSB}
  37. “Digital and Other Poverties: Exploring the Connection in Four East African Countries,” Julian Douglas May, ITID, Vol 8, Issue 2, 2010. {ITID}
  38. “Global Information Society Watch 2010”, GISWatch, 2010. {GIS Watch}
  39. “Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa,” IMF, October 2010. {IMF}
  40. “Telecoms Operator Profiles: Egypt, Nigeria, and South Africa, Aug 20, 2010. {4G Africa Forum}
  41. “Gender Assessment of ICT Access and Usage in Africa,” Volume One 2010 Policy Paper 5, Alison Gillwald, Anne Milek & Christoph Stork. {}
  42. “Africa ICT Trends and Countries to Watch in 2010,” Feb 5, 2010. {ICTWorks}
  43. “2009: The Year of African Broadband”, Solomon Sydelle, Apr 13, 2009. {Nigerian Curiosity}
  44. “Internet in the Middle East and North Africa,” Helmi Noman, OpenNet, 2009. {OpenNet}
  45. “Internet in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Rebekah Heacock, OpenNet, 2009. {OpenNet}
  46. “The Challenge of Developing ICTs in Africa,”, 2009. {}
  47. “Global Information Society Watch 2009”, GISWatch, 2009. {}
  48. “Challenges and prospects of ICT markets in East Africa and the Indian Ocean,” nov@tech, 2008. {}
  49. “The Case for “Open Access” Communications Infrastructure in Africa: The SAT-3/WASC cable,” Association for Progressive Communications, May 2008. {APC}
  50. “Global Information Society Watch 2008”, Abiodun Jagun, 2008. {GIS Watch via APC}
  51. “Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum 2007,” CTO, 2007. {CTO}
  52. “Africa: Bandwidth Reports”, AfricaFocus Bulletin, Dec 7, 2006. {AfricaFocus}
  53. “Scientific Measure of Africa’s Connectivity,” M. Zennaro, E. Canessa, K. R. Sreenivasan, A. A. Rehmatullah, R. L. Cottrell, ITID, Vol 3, Issue 1, Fall 2006. {ITID}
  54. “Cape Town to Cairo: Connecting Africa,” IDRC, 2006. {}
  55. “The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa,” IDRC, 2005. {APC}
  56. “Towards an African e-Index: Household and Individual ICT Access and Usage across 10 African Countries- (ed) A Gillwald, 2005. {RIA}
  57. “How people use the Internet today in Africa,” Jean-Michel Cornu, Apr 2005. {UNESCO}
  58. “ICT in Africa: A Status Report,” Mike Jensen, 2003. {}
  59. “Internet Access in Africa: An Empirical Exploration,” Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka and Catherine Nyaki Adeya, May 2002. {}
  60. “The great African Internet robbery,” BBC, Apr 15, 2002. {BBC}
  61. “Cyberspace Across Sub-Saharan Africa”, Victor W. A. Mbarika, Mike Jensen, Peter N. Meso, 2002. {}
  62. “The costs of internet access in developing countries,” Claire Milne, Antelope Consulting, Nov 2001. {}
  63. “Internet Penetration and Infrastructure,” eBusinessForum, Sept 2001. {eBusinessForum}
  64. “African Chapters and Their Role in Internet Development in African Countries,” Tarek Kamel and  Terry Weigler, Apr 2001. {ISOC}
  65. “Facing the Digital Divide: Ensuring Access to Digital Information in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Justin Chisenga, 2001. {}
  66. “African Internet Status”, Mike Jensen, Sept 2000. {UPenn}
  67. “Net Gains: African Women Take Stock of Information and Communication Technologies,” APC – Africa – Women and FEMNET, June 2000. {APC}
  68. “AfricaLink Reports,” USAID, 1999. {USAID}
  69. “The African Internet – A Connectivity Status Report”, Mike Jensen, 1999. {Comnet-IT}
  70. “Africa Rising,” John Perry Barlow, WIRED, Jan 1998. {WIRED}
  71. “Internet Connectivity for Africa: The Status of the Internet and Related Developments,” Mike Jensen, Sept 1997. {ISOC}
  72. “African Telecommunication Infrastructures for Information Access,” Muriuki Mureithi, Summit Strategies, July 1997. (Web Archive) {}
  73. “African Connectivity, Problems, Solutions and Actions: Some Recommendations from Inet’96,” Lishan Adam, UNECA/PADIS, 1996. {}
  74. “Africa on the line?” Lishan Adam, PADIS, April 1996. {UPenn}
  75. “Internet in Africa,” Michiel Hegener, Vrij Nederland, March 1996. {}
  76. “Africa, Join the Internet by 1997,” UNECA, Feb 12, 1996. {}
  77. “Symposium on African Telematics – Ethiopia, 3-7 April 1995,” PADIS, Apr 1995. {}