digital divide

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Taxation fuels the digital divide

A study carried out in the first quarter of 2020 found that the price of 1GB of mobile data in Somalia is $ 0.50, way much cheaper than most African countries, and among the cheapest rates for mobile data in the world. The cost in Kenya is $ 1.05.

Internet shutdowns are threatening democracy and development

The first case of Internet shutdown in sub-Saharan Africa was in Guinea in 2007. In the intervening years, light has been shone on the devastating impact of shutdowns across Africa.

Kenya’s Internet balloons are expected to bridge the digital

How Kenya's Internet balloons will work and the opportunities they can bring to the East African country.

Reduced pricing is not translating into increasing Internet penetration rates

ITU’s latest global analysis of prices for mobile-voice, mobile-data and fixed-broadband services suggests that affordability is not the only barrier to Internet uptake.

The digital divide is widening across Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

Education experts in Africa agree that the digital divide is further widened by inequality between the rich and poor, the rural and urban, women and men. It is also widening further during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We need to rethink how we provide Internet access

Given how important the Internet has become in our lives, perhaps we need to start seriously thinking about who and how Internet services are provisioned in each country.

How the high cost of Internet access can be reduced across Africa

African countries are among the lowest with regards to Internet speeds but they have the most expensive telecommunications and Internet costs.