Mobile technology can pull Africa forward

  • Article by: BENJAMIN BRADLEY
  • Updated: October 26, 2011 - 6:29 PM

When I walked into my first African slum this August, it wasn't the tin shanties or the children playing around smoldering piles of waste that surprised me. It was the towering Masaai warrior texting on his cell phone -- punching away at those tiny buttons with precision that would put American teenagers to shame.

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SupervonOct. 26, 11 8:38 PM

Let's hope they put those antennas up where they are enviromentally "friendly". We don't want to spoil that natural look of Africa and offend the tourists like they were when AT&T wanted a new tower in the BWCA. Remember, Northern Minnesota is a third-world country in itself.

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