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This article was published on August 28, 2012


    “There are more mobile phones in Uganda than light bulbs”: A chat with Mark Kaigwa about Africa

    “There are more mobile phones in Uganda than light bulbs”: A chat with Mark Kaigwa about Africa Image by: Charly - Guillaume DURIS
    Robin Wauters
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    Robin Wauters

    Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family a Robin Wauters is the European Editor of The Next Web. He describes himself as a hopeless cyberflâneur, a lover of startups, his family and Belgian beer. If you'd like to know more about Robin, head on over to robinwauters.com or follow him on Twitter.

    Last week, Mark Kaigwa gave one of the most interesting presentations at the Media Evolution conference in Sweden. Naturally, I missed the session entirely because I was attending another one at the same time, but I’m very happy to say I caught up with him to hear him out.

    Kaigwa is a Nairobi, Kenya-based digital marketing expert, consultant, startup founder and advisor, writer, short film maker and online media entrepreneur.

    The man runs a few popular sites, including African tech and innovation blog Afrinnovator and online artist community AfricanDigitalArt.

    He’s also a super nice guy.

    We talked about mobile usage and penetration – there’s expected to be 735 million mobile phones in Africa alone by the end of this year – and a number of interesting technology services coming from and stats about Africa.

    Some of them will no doubt surprise you … Enjoy the interview!