Africa, ICT & electricity

TechNewsReview has just finished reading an article in The Economist – Electricity in Africa: The dark continent. The article notes “Africa accounts for over a sixth of the world’s population, but generates only 4% of global electricity. Three-quarters of that is used by South Africa, Egypt and the other countries along the north African littoral.” … There are obviously huge issues in just providing power to much of Africa before the vast majority of the population can even be connected to the internet. And then with a global shortfall of power, where does that leave the ongoing development of ICT?

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