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Information and Communication Technologies for African Development

An Assessment of Progress and Challenges Ahead

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: July 2005
  • Page count: 364
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 04.II.A.12

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Nowhere is the digital divide more pronounced than in countries of the African continent. Africa is the most unconnected, in an increasingly connected world. Yet, given the broad spectrum of development challenges, including fighting diseases, famine and poverty while striving for socioeconomic, technological and industrial development and the promotion of its vast material and intellectual resource and cultural heritage for global competitiveness, ICTs offer a remarkable opportunity and set of tools for achieving substantive progress.