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By Anne / October 23, 2012

Kenyan men look at their cellphones in d

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Kenyan men look at their cellphones in d

Kenyan men look at their cellphones in downtown Nairobi 30 October 2007. At the Connect Africa summit in Kigali, Rwanda, the GSM Association said that the mobile industry plans to invest more than 50 billion dollars in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years to provide more than 90% of the population with mobile coverage. Since sub-Saharan governments began liberalising their telecommunication sectors at the turn of the millennium, the GSMA estimates that the mobile industry has invested 35 billion dollars, providing more than 500 million people (67% of the population) in sub-Saharan Africa with mobile coverage. AFP PHOTO/Simon Maina (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Author : Anne

Anne Salim studies the growth of African mobile-based education with a focus on the sustainable use of technologies in schools. Anne is currently a researcher at iHub, where she leads the program on M-Governance. The study has focused on the role of mobile devices for enhancing transparency in governance of the water sector. Anne studied Business Information Technology from Strathmore University and her interests include applying Design Thinking processes to Kenya, as well as facilitating Hackathon events.


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