Google is actively seeking partnerships to roll out Project Loon in Kenya, which will involve beaming internet in rural areas from hot air balloons. In a further connectivity boost for Kenya, the country’s government has set aside $30 million USD from taxes paid by the country’s mobile operators to roll out connectivity projects in rural areas. What will Africa do with all this increased connectivity? Not much, if some African governments have anything to do with it. In May, Uganda imposed a tax on social media, and this month the Algerian government shut down the internet altogether, allegedly in a…

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