Friday, 23 March 2012

The spread of digital technology in Africa

The good people over at Think Africa Press have published my article, Will the Spread of Digital Technology Lead to an African Spring?

Last year, social networks proved a huge deciding factor in the mobilisation of insurgencies in the autocratic north African states of Tunisia and Egypt. Sub-saharan Africa is now the second biggest territory for smartphone sales after Asia. So what bearing will this explosion in populations' access to social networks have on other autocratic governments in Africa?

Be a love and pop over there if you have a minute or, even better, stick the link on your Facebook page or give it a tweet (abbreviated URL:, if it won't lose you too much credibility. Cheers!