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Dancing in the Storm: Leveling the Digital Gender Divide One Woman at a Time

Karen Sherman | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Less than half of the world's population can get online. And women are connecting more slowly than men, with an estimated 200 million fewer women than men online in 2014. This digital gender divide isn't just unfair; it's fundamentally detrimental for women.

Is Fibre Optic Cable Key To Africa's Economic Growth?

BBC | Gabriella Mulligan | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

The elite of Kenya's much-heralded entrepreneurship revolution work in an ultra-modern. co-working space overlooking the bustle of Nairobi. Their b...

Africa Online: Egypt's Digital Future and the Global Economy

Adel Danish | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Adel Danish

With rampant social, political and economic instability, the flourishing ICT sector may hold the key for Egypt's advancement.

A Focus on Africa's Informal Economy

Richard Attias | Posted 06.02.2013 | Business
Richard Attias

Africa's informal economy is one of the most innovative and inventive environments in the world. Yet it is an environment with little regulation in which workers are often exposed to hard conditions and live without a safety net.

Sub-Saharan Africa's Mobile Money Revolution

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 10.14.2012 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

Africa is blazing a trail in financial access innovation.

Radical Idea! Let's Use Technology to Genuinely Help People

Andy Pemberton | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Andy Pemberton

As companies are lionized and richly rewarded for the latest tweak in the field of consumer electronics, it's easy to forget that there are many for whom basic technologies are still hopelessly out of reach.