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Africa - are you connected?

Internet cafe, Dakar, Senegal
Is the web your window to the world?

Is the web your window to the world? Or are you struggling to connect?

BBC News is preparing a series of reports from Africa - asking if the arrival of high speed broadband internet will make any difference to people's daily lives.

Are you in Africa? Do you use the internet to work, play, or talk to your family? We want to hear your experiences.

Tell us - do you feel connected? Or are you held back by slow download speeds and expensive costs?

In particular, we are looking for:

Musicians - are you able to promote your music online?

Schools - are your pupils connected? Or are they struggling to get online?

Nigerian model with cell phone
Do you surf on your cell phone?

Farmers - do websites help you grow your crops, and your market?

Students - are you able to study for qualifications online? Or is the web too slow?

Business owners - how does the internet help you expand and make links?

Tourist operators - does the internet help you attract visitors?

Thank you for sending your comments.

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