Mobile phones connecting women across South Sudan

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Rebecca Joshua Okwaci (ITU video capture)

The growth of the mobile phone sector in South Sudan is connecting women across the country and is contributing to gender equality, according to a senior government official.

Despite poor infrastructure and low internet band width, Africa's newest country is hoping that mobile phones can also be used for so-called "e-education"…that's learning through the electronic media.

Paul Conneally asked Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services in South Sudan about the challenges the country faces.

Duration: 2'35"

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