Technology in East Africa

Mobile technology is spurring entrepreneurially led economic growth in East Africa, as this report from the Financial Times shows.   There are lessons here for the developed world too, low-cost accessible technology can be put into service for the majority of people.   Technology doesn’t have to be a competitive status symbol, or just a leisure accessory.   This development was first covered by my journalist friend, Fiona Graham, in 2010 and again in 2012 when she looked at how mobile services in East Africa positively affected access to healthcare, job finding, making location services profitable and useful.

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