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Tribesmen in Samburu national reserve in Kenya’s Rift Valley. There are more phones than adults in most countries on the continent. Photograph: Alamy

Explosive growth in mobile broadband use across the continent is improving transparency and giving a voice to citizens

Source: Africa calling: mobile phone revolution to transform democracies

Digital technology can play a crucial role in Africa, reducing business costs and improving their efficiency, as well as people’s daily lives. A widespread access to information could change citizen’s engagement in politics and their control over democracy.

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