Hi fellow AFRIK-IT-ers.
Mr Vuka is right to have expressed concern, but Valerie's points I think
make it clear why the list has been so quiet.
Clement is travelling around Africa and is probably unable to get a regular
connection everywhere he goes. And besides, he's more than likely extremely
I myself value the list because I learn loads, so I tend to read/listen
rather than make loads of interventions. And I was away for a month.
I'm sure a lot of people have been taking their summer break -- those that
could afford to!
Let's have you all kicking in.
Did you know that the organising committee for the 6th All Africa Games
(COJA) currently being in Zimbabwe only went on-line (via Compuserve) with
tourism and other information about Zimbabwe a week before the games
started? And hundreds of people, especially in the U.S., browsed the
Apparently the country would have reaped rich rewards if someone had had the
foresight to start marketing the Games on the 'Net a year ago.
Is there enough capacity at the level of government in African countries to
realise the rich potential that the info superhighway has?
I ask you.
Peter da Costa
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Regional Director for Africa
Inter Press Service (IPS) Third World News Agency
127 Union Avenue, P.O. Box 6050, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: (263-4) 790104/5 Fax: (263-4) 728415