News

World Bank to Invest $215 Million to Boost Internet in Africa

World Bank to Invest $215 Million to Boost Internet in Africa
World Bank to Invest $215 Million to Boost Internet in Africa
<!-- IMAGE -->

The World Bank says it will spend $215 million to help central African countries provide better quality and more affordable high-speed Internet service.

The bank announced Tuesday the funds will be used to build a broadband Internet infrastructure in 11 African countries.

The World Bank said in a statement that central African countries currently offer the worst quality and most expensive Internet service in the continent.

The initial phase of the 10-year program, called the Central African Backbone Program, will cost about $26 million and involve Cameroon, Chad and the Central African Republic.

Eight other countries are also eligible to take part, including the two Congos, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe and Sudan.

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

Featured Story

Head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves while leaving the party headquarters after winning the elections in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.

Video Brussels Shaken as New Greek Leader Challenges Europe’s Austerity Drive

Country's youngest ever PM Alexis Tsipras, 40, sworn in Monday and says he will restore dignity to Greece by ending spending cuts More