The Role Played by Technology in Africa's Amazing Rise | The Atlantic | Internet Development |

Africa's Amazing Rise and What it Can Teach the World

Feb 25 2012, 8:01 AM ET 63 | G. Pascal Zachary

Ten years into the continent's quiet revolution, lessons for the developing world

....The advent of mobile telephones has brought instant communications to hundreds of millions of Africans, rich and poor, urban and rural. Africans are now on the move. Text messaging and digital money-transfer services, such as Safaricom's M-pesa in Kenya, have transformed ordinary life.