Comprehending the Digital Disparities in Africa

Mutsvairo, Bruce and Ragnedda, Massimo (2019) Comprehending the Digital Disparities in Africa. In: Mapping Digital Divide in Africa: A Mediated Analysis. Amsterdam University Press, pp. 13-26. ISBN 9789462986855

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The digital divide has a significant impact on the ways in which information across Africa is developed, shared, and perceived. This opening chapter seeks to analyse the problems and opportunities associated with the ubiquitous digital revolution, providing a cross-disciplinary examination of digital disparities inhibiting social, political, and economic progress across Africa. It also attempts to conceptualise the digital divide in an African setting. It will introduce some of the main concepts associated with the digital divide and analyse them from an African perspective. The chapter also provides specific examples of how various countries in Africa are dealing with problems associated with the digital exclusion of their citizens. This contribution also provides the justification, aims, and objectives of the book before ending with chapter summaries of the collection.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: inequalities, Internet, Africa, Digital Divide, Challenges
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
T500 African studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 11:50
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:05

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