Shaimaa Lazem, Susan Dray
Africa is the continent with the youngest population, the most languages (between 1,500 and 2,000), and the second-largest area, with 54 countries, two de facto states, and 10 territories. It is a continent where information and communications technologies (ICT) are growing and promising transformational change. Locally developed technologies that meet the unique challenges for African users are successful. For example, Ummeli (http://ummeli.com/mobi/) is a system that helped more than a million young people in remote areas put their résumés online using a flip phone. M-Pesa (https://www.safaricom.co.ke/personal/m-pesa) and Tala (https://tala.co/) provide microfinancing services for millions of people who would not…
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