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Technology for Development: Shifting the Status Quo in Africa

Courtenay Cabot Venton | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Courtenay Cabot Venton

Access to mobile technology is transforming our ability to reach the poorest of the poor.

How Mobile Money Is Transforming Africa

Lesley Silverthorn Marincola | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Lesley Silverthorn Marincola

Apple is innovative, yes. But Kenya has attracted the global spotlight when it comes to the mobile money innovation.

Central African Republic Bans Text Messages

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

While the Central African Republic stands on the precipice of genocide and protests rage in the capital, the government in Bangui has banned text mess...

Mobile Services and E-Empowerment -- The Developing World Has the Advantage

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Mobile services such as sharing credits, providing cash, paying bills, and sharing health information from HIV/AIDS to prenatal care -- all have become the order of the day for many in the developing world.

One of the People-people

Kate Otto | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

At the mHealth Summit, an annual gathering that attracted 3,600 participants this year, attendees were united in their desire to use of mobile phones to improve health care quality and access.

The Fastest Growing Mobile Market Is...

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

JOHANNESBURG — Africa is the world's fastest growing mobile phone market and soon poised to have 735 million people using their phones for every...

Mobile Phones Used Across Rural Africa For New Ventures

nytimes.com | SARAH ARNQUIST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUSHENYI, Uganda Laban Rutagumirwa charges his mobile phone with a car battery because his dirt-floor home deep in the remote, banana-covered hills of...