These editions of the magazines concentrate on discussing the impact of ICT on developing countries and emerging markets in Africa and The Middle East.
The region as a whole is developing in leaps and bounds. Governments across Africa & Middle East spent a combined US$12.8 billion on information and communication technologies (ICT) in 2019, according to the latest findings from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm expects this figure to continue rising over the coming years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8%, crossing the US$15 billion mark by 2023.
However, in spite of huge strides in recent decades there is still a great digital divide to overcome within and between countries in the region.
Past editions have extensively treated important issues such as the ‘digital divide’ in AME, that is the gap between those connected, and those not connected, to modern mass communications. Further, how ICT is impacting the development of national and regional economies. The magazine has also discussed the role of ICT in disaster management for the region.