Africa's "communications revolution" has fundamentally changed the continent

Africa’s “communications revolution” has fundamentally changed the continent

Telecoms, internet and media consultant and author Russell Southwood outlines how and why the ongoing digital transformation of Africa’s communications sector has revolutionised life for everyday people on the continent.

OP-ED: Africa's "communications revolution" has fundamentally changed the continent

When I started to write Africa 2.0 – Inside a continent’s communications revolution, I wanted to look at the impact of mobile calling and the internet on Sub-Saharan Africa, which is arguably one of the biggest economic and social development stories of the last two decades on the continent. Anyone thinking about how Africa might be different in the future must take a long view of the past before turning toward what the future might hold.

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