News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 20 on 5 May 2000

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Africa and the Digital Divide - Three Clouds don't make a Rainy Season

5 May 2000

COMING SOON: OUR CORRESPONDENT'S REPORT FROM I-NET IN YOKOHAMA   ____________________________________________________________________________     NEWS UPDATE 20 - AFRICA AND THE DIGITAL DIVIDE - THREE CLOUDS DON'T MAKE A RAINY SEASON   Three large clouds crossed the sky in terms of Africa and the digital divide debate. Politicians at an international level have begun to focus how the "losers" in the new media race can be helped. An interesting industry initiative from the US West Coast has begun to turn its attention to Africa and the development of its internet capacity among the poor. Finally an Indian company has announced a…