Everyone (well, almost) has a cellphone or three in Uganda

Everyone (well, almost) has a cellphone or three in Uganda

My colleague at the Daily Monitor, Mercy Nalungo, borrows my cellphone because all three of hers had run out of purchased minutes. Cellphone use is widespread in Uganda, and many people own several phones to maximize their dollar so that they can call across telecom providers for less money.
With increased cellphone usage in Africa has come increased access to social media. One report published last year warned that the rapid growth of the communication tool could lead to more violent conflict. This recent tweet on Twitter from Congolese rebel group M23 shows how militias can be hidden in rural areas but still get their messages out to the masses.

Everyone (well, almost) has a cellphone or three in Uganda

My colleague at the Daily Monitor, Mercy Nalungo, borrows my cellphone because all three of hers had run out of purchased minutes. Cellphone use is widespread in Uganda, and many people own several phones to maximize their dollar so that they can call across telecom providers for less money.
With increased cellphone usage in Africa has come increased access to social media. One report published last year warned that the rapid growth of the communication tool could lead to more violent conflict. This recent tweet on Twitter from Congolese rebel group M23 shows how militias can be hidden in rural areas but still get their messages out to the masses.
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