Democracy in Development: Cell Phones, the Internet, and Development in Africa
September 24, 2012
A delegate checks a Blackberry handset at an exhibition stand during the West & Central Africa Com conference in Nigeria's capital Abuja on June 18, 2009 (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters).
Last week on my blog, I wrote about the potential of internet-enabled cell phones to take existing mobile innovation in Africa even further. As I argue:
Increased internet connectivity could make mobile phones into better learning platforms for students; it could give doctors in rural areas more robust information with which to make diagnoses, give treatment, and track patients.
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