mobile phones

A 20 Percent Tax on Mobile Phones: What is Ghana’s Parliament Thinking?

I am not Ghanian. I do not live in Ghana. So maybe I am missing something obvious. But I am very confused as to why Ghana’s Parliament passed a bill to re-impose a 20 percent import duty on mobile telephone handsets.

How Technology Can Support Migratory Children and Youth

The November 14, 2012, Technology Salon NYC focused on ways that ICTs can support work with children who migrate. Our lead discussants were: Sarah Engebretsen and Kate Barker from Population Council, and Brian Root and Enrique Piraces from Human Rights Watch.

Africans Should be Developing for Smartphones, Not USSD or Feature Phones

Recently, TechCrunch made the bold prediction that in five years’ time, most sub-Saharan Africans will have smartphones. At first I thought this just more mobile phone hyperbole.

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