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Author: Balufu Bakupa-KanyindaN'Diagna AdéchoubouAkangbé Productions.TV10 (Television station : Angers, France)Dipanda Yo! (Firm)All authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks as the information technology revolution which has become a daily reality in many African countries where the Internet, mobile telephones and digital video cameras are being used with extraordinary creativity. Visits a marabout who explains he no longer replies by letter to questions but uses his mobile phone and email to transmit his advice. Another illustration of the digital revolution in Africa is the rise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda; N'Diagna Adéchoubou; Akangbé Productions.; TV10 (Television station : Angers, France); Dipanda Yo! (Firm); California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 53060982
Language Note: In English and French with English subtitles.
Credits: Editing, Laurence Dubrulle.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Afrodigital
Responsibility: Akangbé Productions ; a film by Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda ; co-production, Akangbé Productions, TV10 Angers, Dipanda Yo! ; producer, N'Diagna Adéchoubou.

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Looks as the information technology revolution which has become a daily reality in many African countries where the Internet, mobile telephones and digital video cameras are being used with extraordinary creativity. Visits a marabout who explains he no longer replies by letter to questions but uses his mobile phone and email to transmit his advice. Another illustration of the digital revolution in Africa is the rise of internet cafes and cyber teahouses. In some towns in Senegal and the Congo, increasing numbers are connecting to internet using a laptop computer with a mobile phone.

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(EMRO user published 2004-06-18 ) Very Good Permalink
What is the role of digital technology in Africa? Should a continent that has many countries dealing with issues of poverty and unrest think about entering the computer age? This provocative video would lead one to believe the answer is yes. Presented in French, English, Jula and Yoruba with English...
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