Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets

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In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention and Tech4Africa showcases the innovators transforming lives in the continentAs a teenager No Diakubama made a sketch of Mbandaka, on the Congo river, so as not to get lost in the forest while picking a vegetable called fumbwa. "I remember never having seen a map of the city," he says. Thirty years later, maps of the city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are still in short supply. So Diakubama decided to create the first one of his home city. He spent hours at his computer in Brussels, where he now lives, using Google Map Maker software ...

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