How can Africa tackle its digital divide?

People surf the Internet at a cyber cafe in Hamarweyne district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, May 16, 2012.

The number of tech start-ups coming out of Africa has grown in the past few years but the level of connectivity on the continent remains highly unequal. Image: REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

Samantha Spooner
Writer, Mail & Guardian Africa
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 ICT access by region, 2015
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 Rural population covered by a mobile-cellular signal, by region, 2003-12
Image: M&G Africa
Percentage of individuals using the Internet by development status and region, 2015
Image: M&G Africa
Households with internet access, by region and development status, 2015
Image: M&G Africa
Fixed-broadband prices by region, 2014, in US and in PPP$
Image: M&G Africa
Percentage of individuals using the internet, by gender, development status and region, 2015
Image: M&G Africa
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