'Digitial Colonisation' Behind Push for Cheap Internet in Africa?
Sociologist Michael Kwet has warned that the development of digital infrastructure in Africa spearheaded by US tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook is a means for Silicon Valley to control the digital eco-system and the entire movement of data for the continent.
Deutsche Welle, 29 May 2019
The African continent is developing its digital infrastructure with the support of know-how and technology from Silicon Valley. But is it giving the tech giants too much power? Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 28 May 2019
US-based tech giants and China are helping to fund the development of Africa's digital infrastructure revolution. But do the potential benefits outweigh the risks? Read more »
Children in one of the many internet cafés in Espungabeira on the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border (file photo).
Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced dramatic gains in internet use in recent years. With this rapid growth in connectivity have come a host of potential Sub-Saharan African publics ... Read more »