Africa Notes: The Information Revolution Comes to Africa - June 1996
June 1, 1996
Is the information revolution coming to Africa? As with many other questions about Africa, the answer is "Yes, but…” It is coming slowly, ambiguously, and unevenly. In some nations (e.g., Senegal and Mozambique), the government is allowing local entrepreneurs and nongovernmental organizations to "fast forward" into the information future. In others (e.g., Congo and Cameroon), government stands in the way of reform.