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Orange Sonatel opens Orange 5G Lab Dakar the first in

In Africa, much more than a simple communication channel, the mobile is above all a tool for work, financial transactions or commerce, to name but a few examples. In barely two decades, the number of mobile phone subscriptions has grown strongly on the continent, with the number jumping from 180% between 2008 and 2018[1]. Having … Read more

Mobile internet adoption by women has stalled in many countries

Mobile internet adoption by women has stalled in many countries

After years of progress towards equal digital inclusion for women, we are now seeing a slowdown and, in some cases, a reversal. More than 3.2 billion people in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) now have access to Internet on a mobile phone. Mobile is the main means for men and women to access the Internet … Read more

dLocal expands its footprint in Africa and adds two new countries

dLocal expands its footprint in Africa and adds two new

Emerging Markets Payments Leader Significantly Expands Coverage in African Countries, Supporting Local Card Payments, Mobile Payments and Payments in Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay–(BUSINESS WIRE)–dLocal, the pioneering cross-border payment platform connecting international merchants to emerging markets, has expanded its payment network to include two new African countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda . The company … Read more

“France is the world champion, in so-called democratic countries, of censorship on social networks”

France is the world champion in so called democratic countries of

Fabrice Epelboin is a social media specialist Fabrice Epelboin is a social network specialist, entrepreneur and teacher at Sciences Po. Probable takeover of Twitter by the American billionaire Elon Musk, dangers of social networks, available brain time, slippages of Twitter and Facebook, state astroturfing… Decryption of a somewhat icy panorama. Lyon Capitale: What should we … Read more

Why are electronic cigarettes banned in 32 countries?

“It’s a lie to say that new products, vaporizers, are an alternative to cigarettes”, launched Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to justify the ban on electronic cigarettes, which he considers “also bad for the health “. On Tuesday, on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, he signed the decree prohibiting their marketing and … Read more

Electronic cigarette: why thirty countries like Mexico prohibit its sale

Before to go on a trip, if you are a vaper, you will now have to check the legislation in force in your country of destination. This Tuesday, Mexico has just consolidated its place in the 32 countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes. The equivalent of … Read more

Enthusiasm for the metaverse is strongest in emerging countries

Enthusiasm for the metaverse is strongest in emerging countries

Ipsos conducted a global survey for the World Economic Forum on the issue of the metaverse. This survey reveals that the global public is divided on its level of enthusiasm for new technologies. The Ipsos survey finds that around half of adults in 29 countries say they know about the metaverse (52%) and have positive … Read more

Internet: the United States brings together some sixty countries in a coalition against the “rise of digital authoritarianism”

Internet the United States brings together some sixty countries in

US President Joe Biden addresses representatives from more than 100 countries during the Democracy Summit at the White House in Washington on December 9, 2021. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP The United States announced, Thursday, April 28, the formation of a coalition aimed at supporting an Internet “open, free, global, interoperable, reliable and secure”. Sixty countries … Read more