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The Digital Planet team head to Nairobi to find out how the newly opened fibre optic cables are affecting the country. Will high-speed internet access improve Kenya's economy or just deepen the digital divide?

This programme was co-produced in association with the Open University.

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28 minutes

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Wed 16 Sep 2009 00:32GMT


  • Dr Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information

    How will high-speed broadband affect the economy and quality of life inside Kenya?

    Duration: 03:11

  • Nairobi’s animation industry

    Young animators Daniel Muli and Ahmed Deen on Kenya’s growing animation industry

    Duration: 06:25

  • Kibera - Africa’s largest slum

    Despite power cuts & high costs, kids in Kibera’s small cyber-shacks are ‘computer crazy’

    Duration: 04:19

  • Map Kibera GPS project

    Jubal Harpster from SpatialDev talks about their plans to GPS map Kibera

    Duration: 05:17

  • Dr Bitange Ndemo Part 2

    Why are new broadband services expensive - do they risk increasing Kenya's digital divide?

    Duration: 02:52


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