Dr Alban kan ringa betydligt större delar av Afrika efter mobiltelefonens genombrott. Den står för tre fjärdedelar av alla telefonabbonnemang på kontinenten.

Africa’s cellphone explosion changes economics, society

Harun is one of a rapidly swelling army of wired-up Africans – an estimated 100 million of the continent’s 906 million people. Another is Omar Abdulla Saidi, phoning in from his sailboat on the Zanzibar coast looking for the port that will give him the biggest profit on his freshly caught red snapper, tuna and shellfish.

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