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Sylvie Nyombo

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Will women really benefit from the digital revolution?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,776 views
The book “The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa, a Harsh Reality” written by Marie-Helene Mottin-Sylla has just been translated into English by APC, the Association for Progressive Communications. On this occasion, Sylvie Niombo, Deputy Coordinator of APC’s Africa-Women Programme, interviewed Marie-Helene on the content of the book.

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Why Are Congolese Women Absent from Decision Making in ICTs?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 5,194 views
The Republic of Congo is located in Central Africa, with an estimated population of 2,854,600in 2000. The urban population is at 66% and is concentrated in the southern areas of the country. Telecommunications infrastructures are decrepit, limited to the two biggest cities of the country (Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire). Despite the existence of private telecommunications companies, only mobile...

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Pourquoi les femmes sont-elles absentes dans la prise de décision dans les TIC au Congo?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:19 | 3,757 views
La République Congo est située en Afrique centrale et possède une population estimée à 2 854 600 habitants en 2000. Elle est urbaine à 66% et se trouve concentrée dans la partie sud du pays. Les infrastructures de télécommunications sont vétustes, limitées en grande partie aux deux grandes villes du pays (Brazzaville et Pointe-Noire). Malgré l’existence des sociétés de télécommunications privées...

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Some african women journalists still writing their stories with hand

Posted Thu 14 Sep 2006 - 11:20 | 3,261 views
“If you want to connect to internet, you have to come earlier at the office, before the typists come and use the computers” says Bimbola Ayesola, a woman journalist working in Nigeria. This shows the sad reality of newsrooms in Africa. Women journalists still have a few access to ICTs. There have been ICTs workshops during the Highway conference to build African journalists skills. However, there...