TeleDemocracy in Developing Countries: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

The governance problems that most African countries have experienced since independence is nothing new and has received intensive coverage in the press worldwide.  A fundamental cause of governance problems in Africa may have been the disinformation of a vast majority of the region’s population owing to inadequate and poor information infrastructure. This research presents a growing ICT application domain —TeleDemocracy—in Sub-Saharan Africa.  We present several successful TeleDemocracy initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, the obstacles they face, and possible strategies to address them.  The research culminates with a discussion on implications for businesses, practice, teaching, and suggests salient areas that warrant future research.


LeBlanc, P., Mbarika, V., McCoy, S., & Meso, P. (2004). TeleDemocracy in developing countries: a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Proceedings of the 2004 Information Resource Management Association (IRMA 2004) International Conference, New Orleans, LA.

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