Thank you for the information about the telephones in Ghana. It is great news
that digital service has moved out beyond the capital city. May I ask one
more question? I think the original message said the Internet link was set up
in the UK. Are there digital links to neighboring countries.?
I read a study once that said 85% of international calls in Africa are made
out of Africa. Part of this goes back to colonial histories. My experience
in Namibia was that lines ran down to South Africa (the former ruler of
Namibia), but didn't go up to Angola or over to Botswana. New satellite
relays were being put in, but their primary use was to link Namibia with
Europe and the US. Is Ghana, or any other African country, making a
significant effort to link to its neighbors.
It occurs to me both African unity and intra-African trade can only develop
when communications within Africa are at least as good as communications out
former Fulbright scholar
University of Namibia
Currently University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, USA