Internet for all in Africa: What you need to know
The world today is hyper connected. The era where nothing can be done without technology. Internet access is now one of the prerequisites for any progress that is sustainable and perpetual. Technological advances have been made for several decades, and confirm that the world is indeed in a dynamic. The African continent is in the same vein as the rest of the world. Except that the challenges to reach the level of the great powers remain enormous. The connectivity rate is one of the handicaps for the continent.
While governments are at hard work to bring Africa to fruition, there are initiatives from NGOs, international institutions and other organizations that want to be partners in Africa’s development. Among them, “Internet for all” advocated by Abake DeRosa responsible for Abake’s Foundation. This project, which will benefit several countries in Africa, will start in Niger. Country known for its mineral wealth but also for its very high rate of poverty. On a global scale, this country located in West Africa is found in the poorest countries of the planet. Favored Internet access to Nigerians through the wifi hotspot is boosted development, even in the most remote areas.
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Electrification continues to be a luxury for many regions in Africa. The countries most affected by this energy deficit are those in sub-Saharan Africa. Hundreds of millions of people still live there without electricity. In Niger, one example among many, the electrification rate amounts to just over 10% in the urban world and much less in the rural one. A situation that greatly hampers the progress towards development of this West African country, one of the poorest in the world.
In March 2018 at the summit of the International Solar Alliance (ASI) in India, the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou said: “Our ambition is to transform the rural world. It is by lighting the villages that we will create millions of jobs for young people … “. Niger is full of enormous energy potential; coal, oil, uranium, wind and solar energy. The Nigerian president’s words are indicative of the close link between electrification and wealth creation. Renewable energies, generating very little waste and pollutant emissions through their exploitation have become the most popular in the world. One thing that included Abake DeRosa responsible for Abake’s Foundation.