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The reality of science fiction: Behind the scenes of race and technology

Darija Medić

‘Black people live the estrangement that science fiction writers imagine.’ ― Greg Tate (US writer, musician, and founding member of the Black Rock Coalition) Just as the world began to step out of its paraly...

Can autonomous vehicles be the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Sebnem Tugce Pala

Transportation as the growth engine of the economy has been one of the industries that has been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has substantially impacted how we work, how we travel, and how we ...

Information and communication technology for African livelihood

Arthur Carindal N'guessan

In 2019, the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) published the report Measuring digital development. The report presented several important facts and figures, inc...

An assessment of autonomous drones’ potential during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sebnem Tugce Pala

The drone industry has the potential to make a substantial contribution in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Developments in the industry have been nascent so far, but there is the potential for exponential ...

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Creating enabling environments for access to the Internet

'In most developing countries access to the Internet for people without disabilities is an issue. Thus the thought of access to people with disabilities is rarely considered.' - Emmanuel Edet from Nigeria... Read more...


Bridging the digital divide

‘Internet governance (IG) is a new field which lacks expertise in Madagascar. Some of the pressing issues in Madagascar are the digital divide, IT illiteracy, and the inadequacy of national jurisdiction with technology advances.’ - Zoniaina Fitahiana Rakotomalala f... Read more...


Facing the challenges of an Africa-wide ICT strategy

'There is a need to address these challenges to enhance the capacity of the AU organs, institutions and member states to better respond to instances of ICT policy in Africa. As part of the evolving African governance architecture, there is a need to formulate an ICT st... Read more...


Broadening the diplomatic bandwidth

‘I believe whistle-blowing websites have a greater role to play in the future of the humankind. These are a few of the issues that I became aware of through DiploFoundation, on whose blogosphere these issues continue to be debated.’ - Felix Samakande from Zimbabw... Read more...