The World Bank said the money was being made available to boost business competitiveness in the region.More at BBC.
Eastern and much of southern Africa is the only region in the world not connected to the global broadband infrastructure, the World Bank said.
Kenya will take the lion's share of the funding, with a $114.4m loan.
Madagascar is due to receive a $30m loan, while Burundi will receive a grant worth $20.1m, the World Bank said.
African nations get $164.5 million to improve Internet
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 10 2007 @ 10:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The World Bank made $164.5 million available to Burundi, Kenya and Madagascar to build out high-speed Internet networks: