Mobile technology can pull Africa forward

  • 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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