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Bridging the Digital Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa A Critical Analysis of Illiteracy and Language Divide

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- Enablers
- Challenges
- Trends

- Digital Literacy And Skills
- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Steven Sam

For many years, the phenomenon of digital divide has become central to the debate on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) in both academic and non-academic settings. Equitable access to information and communication Technology (ICT)¹ is crucial for citizens to break free from poverty. ICT can increase access to vital livelihood information, facilitate communication, and empower the poor to overcome social, economic, and political deprivations (Obijiofor, 2015). Therefore, those who do not have access to ICT are believed to miss out on the development opportunities offered by the technology in the developing world


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