Up for Debate: How Mobile Media is Transforming Africa for Good

Link and summary by Yvonne Amukwaya

Two years ago, the number of mobile phones in Africa stood at 650 Million (from a mere 4 Million in the late 1990s) and this figure is set to reach the 1 Billion bar in less than 5 years. Africa is now considered to be the largest market for mobile technology in the world. In this article, Amadou Mahtar Ba, the Chief Executive of the African Media Initiative (AMI) discusses the ways in which mobile media is transforming Africa.



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