Tag Results for Rwanda (8 Blogs)

  1. Out of Africa: Will Google solve Africa's worst tech-market failure?

    Since electronic mail arrived in sub-Saharan Africa, a strange process unfolds every time one African writes to another African -- even when both are in the same continent. The mail zooms out of Africa, either by an undersea cable or a satellite link, stops briefly at a computer server in Europe (or very rarely the U.S.) and then bounces back to its destination in Africa. Weirdly, even if two people in, say, Accra, are emailing each other, the messages go first to Europe and then back to Ghana. To call the process a form of "digital neo-colonialism" doesn't explain why …

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