Bridging the digital divide in African post-conflict countries: a case study of the DRC cities in Kinshasa and Kananga

Thomas, Nakela Lutele (2007)

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The digital divide is largely seen as the main problem that developing economies and societies must overcome to gain economic productivity and social welfare. In this document we state that modern western perception of the digital divide lured advancement of ICT into developing countries especially in Africa. ICT must not be seen as a goal in itself but as a means to service human needs. This study attempts to analyze the willingness of people to adopt existing ICT infrastructures and the factors impeding its use in the DRC's cities of Kinshasa and Kananga