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Afro@digital

Looks as the information technology revolution which has become a daily reality in many African countries where the Internet, mobile telephones and digital video cameras are being used with extraordinary creativity. Visits a marabout who explains he no longer replies by letter to questions but uses his mobile phone and email to transmit his advice. Another illustration of the digital revolution in Africa is the rise of internet cafes and cyber teahouses. In some towns in Senegal and the Congo, increasing numbers are connecting to internet using a laptop computer with a mobile phone. 2003. 53 min.
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"Miller, Paul. "Afro@digital" African Studies Review, Dec2005, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p156-158, 3p Full-text of this article / review is available:UC users only