By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The rise of social networking websites (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites) during the past few years has swept across the internet. The popular Facebook (www.facebook.com) site alone has over 350 million users worldwide. In Africa, there are more than 67 million people with access to the internet – just over 6 percent of […]
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Africa to Get Own Internet Domain
By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Africa is in the midst of an Internet revolution that is set only to accelerate. The continent is one of the last places to experience the information technology revolution that has swept the world in the past two decades. Africa has been at a disadvantage for several […]
By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Zimbabwe’s turbulent descent into hyperinflation at the beginning of the 2000s – and the food crisis it caused as prices soared and purchasing power shrank – captured the world’s attention. From refugees fleeing the country to widespread hunger and poverty, the impact of hyperinflation was stark and […]
By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Using the Internet in Africa has its challenges, as anyone who has worked there knows. Issues can include weak Wi-Fi signals, slow Internet service providers, electricity outages and power surges that can damage or destroy sensitive electronic devices. Power surges (http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/surge-protector3.htm) can occur for a variety of […]