Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. $500,000 was awarded to the Nigeria ICT Forum, which runs the Bandwidth Consortium. The Consortium was set up with support from MacArthur and aims to bring vastly expanded Internet bandwidth capacity and capability, at approximately one-third the cost, to academic institutions on the continent. The effort grew out of MacArthur's role in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, a $440 million investment by seven American foundations, which strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries.
September 22, 2016 - From The Field
Electionland will monitor data from social media and other sources to highlight potential voting irregularities or ballot access issues that might arise during the 2016 election and help journalists across the country cover problems in real ... Read More
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