Dan - you should look at Senegal, Morocco, Uganda and then Zimbabwe
and Ethiopia to see a range of implementations of Internet in Africa.
A great deal of material is available on the net. Look at the Web
sites of IDRC, Bellanet, FAO, ITU, World Bank, etc. And of course
those in country.
Basically what you find is that where deregulation has proceeded and
competitive services allowed, you have the best connectivity (e.g.
Morocco, Ghana) and where you have the old monopoly structure in
place, progress is slowest (e.g. Ethiopia).
From: Getachew, Dan[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 1997 6:29 PM
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Subject: An Observation
Reading some of the recent postings to the list server has got me
thinking and I wanted to
extend another question to the members.
Given the existing bottleneck in the implementation of Internet
connections through out
the African continent, can someone point out a country and /or region
Africa that is
actually moving ahead ?? And if such an example does exist, what were
in the successes of the region ?? The issues that I am most
in are what
policies the government/s adopted, and what the participation of
such as ISP's were.