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The mobile phone has enabled poor countries to leapfrog several development bottlenecks. (Photo/Mohammed A. Fadil/Flickr).

Mobile Phone Access Has Skyrocketed: Sub-Saharan Africa Now Has 76 Subscriptions For Every 100 People

Cellphone access in the world has skyrocketed. There are now more mobile devices in America than Americans.


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Arcades Shopping Mall in the centre of Lusaka is just one of many shopping centres springing up in Zambia. (Photo/Mike/Flickr).

Why Zambia’s Mall Mania Is A Serious Problem For The Country’s Economic Growth

Lusaka now boasts no less than seven major retail locations  four within three miles of each other, and another three occupying the same road intersection.