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Regional integration and infrastructure connectivity in Africa.

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- Challenges
- Trends

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Maurice Mubila and Tito Yepes

The idea that Africa’s infrastructure gap is enormous and poses a threat to development has reached a consensus in the international development community and African governments alike. Less than 40% of the continent’s population has access to electricity, about a third of the rural population has access to roads and only 5% of agriculture is under irrigation. In terms of key social infrastructure, the situation is no better, with only 34% of the population having access to improved sanitation and a slightly better situation for clean water, with about 65% having access. The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is ...


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