News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 16 on 7 April 2000

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Why isn't Nigeria one of Africa's big internet players?

7 April 2000

COMING SOON: THE INTERNET IN ETHIOPIA AND A REVIEW OF AFRICAN WEB SITE CONTENT   Outside of South Africa, there are a number of African countries where the size of their population and the wealth of their economies should make them ideal places for rapid internet growth. Nigeria is an obvious candidate to become a large internet market but barely seems to have started down this road. John Dada looks for the reasons why this has not occurred and how change may be in the offing. If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them…