The world is witnessing the commencement of a new revolution ‐ the information revolution. Like all other revolutions before it, the information revolution will have cataclysmic effects on human history. Already the revolution has transformed the world into a global village where information is produced, transmitted and exchanged from remote locations in a matter of seconds. Business applications of the Internet are also improving the economies of various countries. However, for Africa, the information environment is still underdeveloped and is thus creating impediments to the participation of the continent in the information revolution. This paper discusses this environment and offers suggestions for Africa’s participation in the world’s fourth revolution.
Jimba, S.W. (1998), "Information technology, globalization and Africa’s information development", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 64-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650759810217684Download as .RIS
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