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August 17, 2013
ARTICLES / INNOVATION: Three Text Messages That Are Changing Africa
Can a text message save a continent?
As President Obama traveled to Africa earlier this summer, his administrationheralded the power of geeksto reshape America's approach to global poverty. Rather than hand out money to corrupt governments or rely on creaky international bureaucracies, a new notion is emerging that if the right technology gets to the world's poorest people, they can lead their own development. Where Washington and Brussels have failed, it seems,Silicon Valley might yet succeed.