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Read the stories from our African Chapters.
FEATURE-Bridging Africa’s digital divide: The rise of community internet
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In the News 18 November 2021

FEATURE-Bridging Africa’s digital divide: The rise of community internet

Newsbreak
Resilience, recovery, relevance: how Africa is accelerating digital transformation for socio-economic impact
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In the News 5 November 2021

Resilience, recovery, relevance: how Africa is accelerating digital transformation for socio-economic impact

YourStory
In Rwanda, Paving the Way to Keep Local Content Local
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Infrastructure and Community Development 1 September 2021

In Rwanda, Paving the Way to Keep Local Content Local

IXPs are key to exchanging traffic locally and making the Internet faster and cheaper. Read how RICTA has developed...

Internet Connectivity Grows In Africa, But Only Reaches 20 Percent Of Population
In the News 31 August 2021

Internet Connectivity Grows In Africa, But Only Reaches 20 Percent Of Population

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A Vibrant Community Works to Make the Internet Better in Africa
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Infrastructure and Community Development 27 August 2021

A Vibrant Community Works to Make the Internet Better in Africa

Africa could very well become the next incubator for Internet innovation – and IXPs have played a crucial part in...

A Partnership to Advance Digital Rights and Internet Development in Africa
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About Internet Society 19 August 2021

A Partnership to Advance Digital Rights and Internet Development in Africa

The Internet Society and CIPESA have commited to work together for an open, secure, and trustworthy Internet for Africa.

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With 24,753 members, Africa is the home to 33% of our global members. We have 36 Chapters with 13,919 Chapter members in the region. (as of Dec 2020)