News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 111 on 24 May 2002

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A US VIEW OF DIGITAL AFRICA’S PROSPECTS - AN OFF-THE-RECORD BRIEFING

24 May 2002

Most of News Update’s coverage is firmly rooted in ICT events in the African continent. For this issue, we’ve taken time out to visit the USA to see how Africa looks from the other side of the Atlantic. America is the richest and most powerful nation on the planet and what it does will affect the state of Africa. It plays host to a whole range of bodies whose budgets and work will impact on the state of digital development on the continent.   Digital divide issues in general - and those of Africa in particular - have had almost…