• Smartphones Revolutionize Africa

    Marcus-pictureListen to this archived radio broadcast as Suzette Mehler interviews Marcus Mavakala, CEO of BizBanq.com and a Congolese national residing in Los Angeles, shared that because Africa has never had a wired infrastructure, planting cell towers has revolutionized the lives of 40% of Africans by giving access to uncontrolled communications, mobile banking and better business practices. Marcus spotlights the need for ethics in mining and calls U.S. consumers to push their cell phone manufactures to use fair trade practices when buying “colton,” a material used in electronics products. As warlords exploit the people and resources, resulting civil wars have caused the deaths of over 6 million Congolese.

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