digital divide

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Africa has 477 million mobile phone subscribers

Africa remains the fastest-growing region with 477 million mobile subscribers at the end of 2019. Notably, 272 million people are now mobile internet users, representing 26% of the population.

Cameroon digital skills program for better employability

Participants gathered in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala, for a training session that was organized by the country’s National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC) with technical support from the Africa Groups of US tech giants, Microsoft and Facebook.

Reducing the digital gender divide in Burundi and Ethiopia

Combining their resources, ITU and EIF will enhance efforts to benefit women in Burundi, Ethiopia, and Haiti. This will be achieved by building capacity at the policy level, increasing governments' ability to mainstream gender and information and communication technologies (ICTs)

Digital illiteracy contributes to youth unemployment in South Africa

Most young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa continue to be denied access to information and communications technology because of poor infrastructure and the digital divide.

Botshabelo Digital Hub expected to enhance job creation in South Africa's Free State province

The Botshabelo Digital Hub will serve as training centers for community members, provide access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities, and incubation for mainly young entrepreneurs operating in the ICT sector.

Bridging the digital divide with the Universal Service Fund in Kenya

The purpose of Kenya's Universal Services Fund is to promote access to ICT services and promote capacity building and innovation in ICT services in Kenya. To date, the fund has helped set up voice infrastructure and services in 67 locations, and provision of internet connection to 885 schools.

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.