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Technology for Development and Inclusion in Africa

As the world becomes increasingly connected through technology and digital innovations, technology Is also being framed as a panacea for developmental issues. Its application in the development sector is known as information technology for developme…

Africa's Digital Divide and the Promise of E-learning

According to UNESCO (2020), approximately 1.2 billion students and youth worldwide are affected by school and university closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To adjust to these new circumstances, governments must develop innovative solutions t…

Advancing Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities in Africa

Persons with disabilities have unique needs and have for long been disadvantaged. Yet the more some African countries get digitally connected, the deeper the digital divide for this community seems to grow. Despite growth in Information and Communic…

Towards an Accessible and Affordable Internet in Africa: Key Challenges Ahead

The internet plays a vital role in the realisation of human development and facilitates the enjoyment of several human rights and freedoms, including the right to freedom of expression and information, the right to education, the right to assembly a…

Promise and Peril: In Changing Media Landscape, Africans are Concerned about Social Media but Opposed to Restricting Access

Africa’s media landscape is changing rapidly. Regular reliance on digital sources for news has nearly doubled in just five years, with more than one-third of respondents across 18 countries surveyed reporting that they turn to the Internet or social…

Online Engagement in the Global South: Perspectives, Challenges and Options

Online engagements increased dramatically in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Virtual platforms have enabled interactions and work to continue, despite an inability to meet in person. However, the digital divide has posed one of the bigges…

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