The development of the Internet is at a critical point in Africa. Web-based services could help accelerate the continent's economic growth and aid poverty alleviation, but these tools place large demands on an underlying infrastructure that is currently incapable of servicing them.
Making the Connection: Africa and the Internet
Mike Jensen is an independent consultant based in Port St. Johns, South Africa who has advised development agencies on information and communication technologies in more than 35 African countries. He cofounded Canada's national Internet service provider for nongovernmental organizations in 1986 and was a member of the African Conference of Ministers working group that developed the African Information Society Initiative in 1996.
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Mike Jensen; Making the Connection: Africa and the Internet. Current History 1 May 2000; 99 (637): 215–220. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.637.215
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