ITU unveils AI platform to hasten community development

The platform will stimulate cooperation across borders to foster impactful partnerships in the field of AI.
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Oct 11, 2021

UN, ITU tap into AI tech to improve road safety globally

Artificial intelligence will be vital in helping reduce the number of deaths on roads, especially in developing countries, says the United Nations.
Sep 14, 2021

UN launches data portal to measure Africa’s progress on SDGs

Africa UN Data for Development Platform will serve as a one-stop-shop repository.
Jan 17, 2019

Africa offline... 2019 has civil rights groups worried

Organisations bemoan ongoing shutdowns in Zimbabwe, Sudan, DRC and Gabon.
Jul 23, 2018

Rwanda stands out for mobile broadband coverage

UN report refers to local access competition, wholesale PPP interventions and regulated market.

Africa has little cause for celebration as the Web turns 29

As the world toasts the internet's birthday, the continent must concede that it continues to play catch-up in providing access to the internet and attracting more users.

Limited research investment hinders Africa's tech SDGs

Africa spends less than 0.5% of its GDP on research and development, according to UN report.

UN intervenes again as Cameroon online lockdown continues

Global organisation says it will continue to facilitate dialogue to ensure the internet is restored in the North-West and South-West regions of the country.
Apr 7, 2017

Mauritius strategises to retain top e-govt ranking

Highly ranked island nation is exploring the latest trends and technologies in e-governance.
Sep 19, 2016

Nigeria key to helping connect Africa

UN report says the lowest levels of Internet usage are found in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 12, 2016

UN resolution a bold move for internet in Africa

Recently passed resolution welcomed by IT industry and civil rights movements.
Jul 12, 2016

OPINION: The next digital hub of Africa isn't where you think it is

Rwanda has a deliberate strategy in place to emerge as a tech-driven, knowledge-based economy.