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Fastest Internet in Africa: Kenya tops at 13.7Mbps and the DRC is last at 0.55Mbps broadband

We aren’t particularly known in Africa for our internet connectedness, in fact, as you may already know, we sit behind the rest of the world in this space. But that’s not to say that some countries aren’t striving ahead in connectivity. Today we take an in-depth look at Africa’s most connected countries and some of

By | 2017-09-22T07:48:56+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Internet, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

15 Important Pros and Cons of Biometric Authentication

Congolese pay a minimum of USD $185 - The DRC's biometric passport is the most expensive in the world. Biometric is a security mechanism used for authentication and providing access to an individual based on verification of one’s physical characteristics which are pre-stored in a biometric security system or scanner. It is the technology used

By | 2017-09-18T07:01:52+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Top News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Slow Down of Internet in DRC is an Appalling Attack on Freedom of Expression

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ordered internet capacity slowed down to make it hard to transmit images on social media. In a signed letter, first reported by Reuters and then circulated by civil society on Twitter, Oscar Manikunda Musata, the post and telecommunications chief regulator, instructs the General Director of Orange DRC to take preventative measures to

By | 2017-09-07T07:50:52+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Internet, News, Top News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

En Afrique, Comment se Connecter à Internet à Peu de Frais?

En Afrique, Facebook a développé un service qui - grâce à des partenariats noués avec les opérateurs - permet de profiter d’une connexion gratuite à Internet. Mais cette gratuité se limite à certains sites Internet dont celui de Facebook. Une pratique remettant en cause le libre accès au web pour les plus pauvres. Témoignages à

By | 2017-09-07T06:54:45+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Internet, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

L’Education aux Médias et à l’Information, Instrument de la Réalisation des ODD

WSIS 2017. Dans la perspective de l’Agenda 2030 des Nations unies, l’éducation aux médias et à l’information constitue un des moyens d’atteindre les objectifs du développement durable. Les compétences informationnelles et médiatiques favorisent l’autonomie des individus et leur permettent de prendre une part plus active dans la vie sociale, culturelle, économique et civique de leur

Les Principes Féministes de l’Internet 2.0

Un internet féministe se consacre à rendre autonomes de plus en plus de femmes et de personnes queer – dans toutes nos diversités – afin de jouir pleinement de nos droits, de participer à des activités de loisirs et de plaisir et de démanteler le patriarcat. Il convient pour cela de prendre en compte nos

By | 2017-08-01T13:56:19+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

New African Woman Forum 2017: UNESCO Highlights Women in ICTs

On the 13th of April 2017, UNESCO participated in the New African Woman Forum in Dakar in order to highlight the importance of promoting women’s and youth leadership in the technology sector in Africa. Bringing together leaders from business, academia and civil society and key decision makers from the public and private sectors, the aim

By | 2017-08-01T09:40:33+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

About Congolestic

Logo: it's Congolestic! Authentic Congolese exchanges between traditional communication, the "lokole", and that of modern data, the "download" to fast forward the DRC in the digital age. Founded in Kinshasa, according to the applicable legislation: CONGOLESE AND TECHNOLOGIES OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION "CONGOLESTIC". Context Social, economic and political life has experienced an unprecedented upheaval as

By | 2017-11-02T14:04:39+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: About|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Le Projet de Loi sur les Télécommunications et les TIC en RDC Inquiète les Opérateurs

Le projet de loi sur les télécommunications et les technologies de l’information et de la communication(TIC) en RDC  inquiète les opérateurs de ce secteur qui le critiquent et estiment que leurs observations n’ont pas été prises en compte. "The draft law on telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the DRC is

By | 2017-05-24T06:43:38+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Featured, Internet, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

African Women and ICTs: Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment

Women in Africa are undeniably participating in the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution and they are doing so in many and varied ways; the changes that the use of these tools have brought about are visible everywhere. Furthermore, the prospects of ICTs for development and women’s empowerment seem promising. Yet women’s stories about their

By | 2017-08-01T09:28:53+00:00 November 1st, 2010|Categories: Women in ICT|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments