The extent to which the mobile phone can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite without significant interventions in the education and technology sectors.
MMR, which enjoys a monopoly, has been buying Congo coltan for $20-24 per kilo, whereas one trader said he sold ore in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, a few months ago for more than $50 per kilo.
The UN recommends there should be one extension worker for every 400 farmers. In the rich world, the ratio is roughly one to 200, but in Africa it’s closer to one to 3,000!
Rapid expansion of mobile money has lifted an estimated 2% of Kenyan households (some 194,000) out of extreme poverty
In Africa many times it is not the voters who decide the winner, but those who count and announce the results. Expect the fight to control the internet, which can define who the victor is, to be even more furious in future
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