New East African Internet Cable

According to the BBC, 17,000 mile cable has just been completed connecting South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique to Europe and Asia. I’m not quite sure how an undersea cable, which this is, connects landlocked Uganda to anything, but well, that’s BBC African Geography for you.



  1. #1 cooper
    July 23, 2009

    Well it’s better than nothing. Now let’s just get them some cell towers and cell phones. Technology, the only ture great equalizer.

  2. #2 mk
    July 23, 2009

    Maybe they mean that Uganda benefits from the undersea cable making it to Kenya, and through Kenya they get their cable access.

  3. #3 Ian Tindale
    July 24, 2009

    It probably evolved legs.

  4. #4 guthrie
    July 24, 2009

    Cooper – Ghana, where one of my ex colleauges is from, has had mobile phones and accompanying masts for years.
    Its still rather corrupt though as he will admit.