US Vice President, Harris, announces plans to provide internet access for 80% of Africa by 2030


UNITED STATES – United States (US) vice president, Kamala Harris, has announced formation of a new partnership to help provide internet access to 80 percent of Africa by 2030.

This is up from roughly 40 percent currently.

Friday’s announcement comes as follow-through on Harris’ visit to the continent last year in conjunction with this week’s visit to Washington by Kenyan President William Ruto.

Harris and the Kenyan leader were scheduled to have a fireside chat on Friday at the US Chamber of Commerce about how public-private partnerships can increase economic growth, according to a report by Africanews.

A preview of Harris’ initiatives obtained by The Associated Press outlined how she wanted to follow through on the commitments she made to promote digital innovation when she visited Ghana, Tanzania and Zambia.

Besides launching the nonprofit Partnership for Digital Access in Africa to improve internet access, Harris, announced a new initiative geared toward giving 100 million African people and businesses in the agricultural sector access to the digital economy.

Harris also announced that the Women in the Digital Economy efforts to address the gender divide in technology access had now generated more than US$1 billion in public and private commitments, with some US commitments pending congressional approval.

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