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Tanzania now has the largest number of internet users on the African continent, nearly 27 million.  The trend is being fueled by low data and smartphone costs.

The country’s telecommunications regulator says this figure represents an internet and smartphone penetration of forty percent of the population.

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The World Bank says Tanzania is among the top five African countries for social media use and that Instagram is the most used application in the country.

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A report by technology think tank, research ICT Africa, shows internet data charges in Tanzania are the cheapest in East Africa.  And the east African region itself has one of the cheapest internet subscriptions on the African continent.

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Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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