Cape Verde: Fifth readiest African country for e-governance

16 January 2008

New York, United States of America, 16 Jan – Cape Verde is the fifth most ready country in Africa in terms of e-governance, in 104th position in the global list, and is the first amongst Portuguese-speaking countries, according to the latest e-governance readiness report from the United Nations (UN).

Angola climbed 31 places in the UN list on e-governance and is now in 127th in the overall ranking, Sao Tome and Principe rose five places to 130th, Mozambique fell six places to 152nd and Guinea Bissau rose three places to 177th in the overall table.

According to the “UN e-Government Survey 2008” the best-placed African country was South Africa in 61st place in the overall ranking, followed by Mauritius, in 63rd, the Seychelles, in 69th and Egypt in 79th position, which rose 20 places in comparison to 2005.

The UN list is drawn up based on a quantitative index made up of indicators of Internet access, telecommunications infrastructures and qualification levels of human resources. (macauhub)