News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 32 on 28 July 2000

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Eritrea - four ISPs licensed but not yet operational

28 July 2000

In this issue, News Update returns to the "frontiers" of internet development in Africa: Eritrea. This small country has granted four ISP licences and is readying itself for full internet connectivity. Tewelde Stephanos describes the current e-mail services operated and the issues faced by those creating connectivity in Eritrea. In addition, there is a news round-up with developments from Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire and Zimbabwe. Eritrea is a young nation in the north-east of Africa, which was liberated from Ethiopia in 1991. It became a sovereign UN nation after conducting a successful referendum in 1993. The next five years were years…