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Elders communication via mobile phone

Elders communicate via mobile phone in Mumbwa, Zambia

Dotted across Zambia’s vast landscape, tall telecommunication towers stand sporadically spaced among lush fields of maize and tree tops. Proud indicators that Zambia is developing fast, they mark a transition by major network operators to venture further out of large towns and into rural areas. But not far enough – in many places the towers are a mere pipe-dream, with the current structures providing sporadic network coverage, leaving much of the rural population in digital darkness. Continue reading