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Afrinnovator Interviews Teddy Ruge on Technology in Africa

By Wayan Vota on October 20, 2010


TMS Ruge: Africa & Tech – Hype or Hope

“In terms of talking about technology in Africa, its easy to get excited about all the connectivity we’re about to get. 17 Terabytes of online capacity by 2012. We already have four innovation centers coming up in Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana.

But the thing to remember about technology and all of this connectivity and access that we’re getting, is that all of it is not necessarily going to be the panacea for Africa’s problems. Technology in its essence here on the continent, should really be an enabler, versus the final solution.”

Watch the video for more from TMSRuge, co-founder of ProjectDiaspora

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
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