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Social Media in Africa, Part 1

Contrary to popular belief, Africa is not completely absent from the Internet. In fact, the continent at large is undergoing a connectivity revolution unlike anything it has ever seen. Mobile phones in particular are propagating at an incredible rate, with penetration ranging from 30% to 100%. The average is 30.4% and there are 280 million subscribers in total, making Africa the fastest growing mobile market in the world. Read me…

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  1. October 15, 2008 at 14:39


    this serie of posts is great.

    As they sayon a quote of the 3rd part:

    “If Africa is surprising, then you’re not paying enough attention. “

  2. June 28, 2009 at 16:03

    Yes Jessica the Internet is a truly democratic space that gives somewhat level playing ground to those who have access to it. Let us hope that Kenya takes her rightful place on the global scene. Kudos for your zealous efforts.

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