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From left to right, Susan Schorr ITU's head of Digital Inclusion, Dhwani Trivedi an electronics and engineering student and Mike Nxele at the Mobile Learning Week Conference in Paris 43% of the world population is now online and internet usage globally has reached a staggering 3.2 billion and over 2 billion are from developing countries however 3.9 billion which translates to 60% of the population remain without access to the internet and its advantages. According to ITU- the United Nations Specialised Agency for Information and Communication Technologies, 6 billion do not have high-speed broadband internet. Closer to home in Africa, the richest 60% have 3 times more internet access than the poorest 40%. Furthermore, 2/3 of Africa's population remains without access to electricity which can be a major hindrance to accessing the internet at a time when global analyst say that 70 percent of the jobs which we have today will be redundant in the next decade owing to t


...Is Zimbabwe missing an opportunity for nation building? A month ago, Zimbabweans were in a euphoric mood. The brutal dictatorship of Mugabe had fallen. He fell at the hands of one of his own, in a military coup that was not a military coup. It has been described as a “smart coup”. Otherwise how else do you describe a coup in which the President still performs Presidential functions while still a prisoner? A coup in which the popular masses rose and were one with the army? and a coup that is legally defined by the courts as not a coup? For once, Zimbabwe scored a first. We were united by the Fall of Mugabe The fall of Mugabe united the nation like never before. ZANU-PF, Civil society, War Veterans,, vendors, MDC and other opposition formations, black and white Zimbabweans, religious or atheist, all celebrated Mugabe’s fall, bound by the realization that he had become an albatross around the neck of the people and the nation. Mugabe ran down the economy and created a nation


... Is Mnangagwa the Moses we have been waiting for? THERE is a tradition that was started in America where a new President promises voters during the campaign trail on what he or she would do in the first 100 days of their presidency. When they win, their performance within those days is reviewed against the pledges they made for those 100 days. This tradition has spilt over to the rest of the world including in Zimbabwe. However, in our case, the inauguration of a new president last week following a 37-year-old Mugabe rule, a hundred days is too long for us, to review the progress of President Emerson Mnangagwa. We cannot wait for 100 days because our expectation level will have gone down as we are a nation which thrives on expectation. The people had lost everything, including their own dignity, and now they are anxious just to see the direction of change, never mind the pace of that change. If only we can get the sense of promise and hope, even with as little action as poss


... After Mugabe, Zimbabweans will never tolerate a dictator Will Emmerson Mnangagwa take us to Canaan? picture credit. Chronicle  WE are at a very interesting political juncture in Zimbabwe right now. The army has made the move and “captured “the apparatus of the state, and the long-surviving President of Zimbabwe, Mugabe is under house arrest. This would have been unthinkable a few weeks ago, when the Youth interface rallies were taking place, and Grace would call anyone names as she wishes. We understand the President Robert Mugabe is refusing to step down, and in fact making demands that have arrested the entire nation in suspense. He suddenly realises the country has a constitution and is waving it to all and sundry, that the move has been unconstitutional. The nation awaits with bated breath, that this impasse witll be resolved soon. One thing Iam sure everyone in the nation agrees to, is that Mugabe must go, and some new dispensation must be ushered into the cou