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Paul Kagame on information, broadband, and youth
February 17, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Last month, Rwandan President Paul Kagame wrote an editorial that stresses the need to empower youth through technology to ensure economic growth for Africa.

Burundi broadband project nears completion, EcoCash targets coffee farmers
January 22, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Internet access remains limited for most Burundians but a broadband project is nearing completion. Mobile money is becoming common as well and can help coffee farmers.

Video: Broadband Africa – A Digital Highway to Rural Tanzania
January 19, 2014 ♦ One Comment

Released online last year, the documentary “Broad Band Africa” shows the perspective that people in rural areas of Tanzania have on the use of ICT.

West and Central African governments eye fibre network expansion in the next 2-3 years
December 11, 2013 ♦ No Comment

Not all African nations are at the same state of network evolution: some have national fibre backbones yet most are lacking in scale. Moreover, few ministries boast a comprehensive broadband plan that guides network expansion. Still, many governments, particularly those in West and Central Africa, dream of substantial bandwidth for …

South Africa’s broadband policy serves as a framework to create a ‘vibrant information society’
December 9, 2013 ♦ No Comment

South Africa’s new broadband policy outlines a series of steps needed to create a “dynamic and connected vibrant information society and a knowledge economy that is more inclusive, equitable and prosperous.”

Google’s Project Link to bring reliable (and hopefully more affordable) broadband to Kampala, Uganda
November 21, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Google’s Project Link to bring reliable (and hopefully more affordable) broadband to Kampala, Uganda

Google’s latest internet infrastructure project (on the heels of Fiber and Project Loon) is an urban fibre network for Kampala, Uganda that can be accessed by local internet providers to increase data rates at a lower cost to subscribers.
Bringing reliable broadband internet access to landlocked nations is not the easiest …