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History of the Internet in Africa

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Although still a "young" technology, the Internet has had a profound impact on the world in the few decades that it has been around. One of the most interesting chapters of this short history has been its development in Africa. In this section, we bring highlights from a collection of various sources about the development of the Internet in the continent, honoring some of the pioneers, organizations and technologies that made it all possible.

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Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Pierre Dandjinou and the team he assembled to compile the baseline report used to create this infographic and to all of the submissions from our membership and chapter community in Africa.

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