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Internet Counts: Measuring the Impacts of the Internet
Murex Informatique: Solofo Andrianjafy
This company distributes computer hardware, develops software, and recently became an ISP.
Metissacana Cafe: Michel Mavros and Alexis Sikorsky
The Metissacana Cafe is an Internet service provider and a cyber cafe, offering walk-in Internet access and e-mail accounts. As of August 1997, Metissacana had approximately 400 e-mail accounts and 200 or more Internet subscribers.
Telecom-Plus: Mme BA Aissatou
Telecom-Plus is the Internet service provider for Sonatel. It started operations in 1991 and as of August 1997 had approximately 900 subscribers.
ENDA (Environmental Development Action in the Third World): MoussaFall and colleagues
ENDA is a nonprofit international organization that works at the grass-roots level on rural and urban problems, such as youth unemployment, human rights, environmental and cultural issues, and improved health. ENDA is also an Internet service provider to other NGOs, with approximately 100 subscribers in Senegal.
Silicon Valley Cyber Business Cafe: Souleymane Sall
This cyber business cafe and Internet service provider had approximately 60 subscribers as of August 1997.
CNCR (Conseil National de Concertation et de Cooperation des Ruraux):Smaba Gueye
This NGO is involved in a five-year project, partially funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, to link via the Internet radios in rural areas to help provide information to farmers, fishermen, and others.
CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Socieal Science Researchin Africa): Abou Moussa Ndongo
CODESRIA is a Pan-African nongovernmental organization established to develop the social sciences in Africa and promote cooperation and collaboration among African universities, research and training institutes, and professional associations. The organization has been using electronic mail for 10 years.
A meeting of several nongovernmental organizations was held in Dakar to discuss the use of the Internet by NGOs. Among those who participated were CECI, FAFS, and CONGAD.