Today, cell phones are as common in Africa as they are in other developed countries abroad.
Smartphones (those that can access the internet and applications) are less widely used, though significant minorities own these devices in several nations.
Most of world’s smartphone manufacturing today is being done in China and it’s rare to here this in Africa.
Do you know you the first ever smartphone to completely made in Africa was done by an East African nation?
While smartphones are assembled in other African nations those companies all import the components.
But at Mara in East Africa nation Rwanda, they manufacture the phones from the motherboards to the packaging, which is all done in the new factory.
Rwanda’s Mara Group manufactures smartphones describing them as the first “Made in Africa” models and giving a boost to the country’s ambitions to become a regional technology hub.