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The spread of mobile.

How mobile phones changed Africa

By Leo Mirani


Before the advent of mobile, this is roughly what the state of communication looked like in some of Africa’s biggest countries, compared to the US.

This is how mobile phones changed that, according to a wide-ranging survey by the Pew Research Center.

And this, apart from making phone calls, is what they’re doing with them.

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