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    SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa

    by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 07, 2015

    SMS Uprising is a collection of essays that provides practical examples of how mobile technology is providing new ways for activists in Africa to organise and strive for social change.

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    Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing

    by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 27, 2015

    At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections. A few days into the crisis, a group of Kenyans in Nairobi launched Ushahidi, a website to map violence “based on reports submitted via the web and mobile phone”.

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    Mobile-First in Africa: How Mobile Phones are Changing Health Care in Africa

    by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 18, 2015

    This mobile explosion in Africa is having a far larger impact than merely connecting people, it is creating a very large, low-cost distributed sensor network that has the potential to completely transform global health care. This article will explore the fight against malaria, counterfeit drug detection, grade stock-out prevention, and health education.

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Mobile-First in Africa: Education, Birth Registration, Banking

Posted by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 06, 2015

In little over a decade, Africa has become the second most mobile connected continent, where about 15% of the billion inhabitants owns a cell phone, opening the way to many innovative applications. 2

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