Africa: Works On Nepad Internet Cable Set to Start Soon

Africa’s dream to have faster and cheaper internet connections like the West is now closer to reality.This follows the approval of the Kigali Protocol on policy and regulatory framework for development of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Nepad’s Information and Communication Technology Broadband Infrastructure Network (NBIN), by Malawi last week.Malawi thus became the seventh country to ratify the protocol. Ratification by seven countries was the majority needed to bring the protocol into force. Other countries that have already ratified the protocol are: Lesotho, Mauritius, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

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