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>> Managed to survive on Earth.>> South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are at long last getting something most take for granted. This camp in the remote northwest of the country is now hooked up to the Internet via mobile phone and laptop, enabling inhabitants to keep in touch with family while also developing their computer literacy skills.
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>> We have other relatives in South Sudan, they wanted to send us money. We just send them our numbers, they just send direct the money to our account.>> Previously Uganda's northwest had almost no mobile phone network, but the influx of refugees changed all that, with several mobile companies erecting masts across the region to improve Internet access.
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>> Putting in one phone we achieved three objectives. You first bring connectivity to that person. You give them digital inclusion and the mobile money, Airtel money, which we provide as an account. Your mobile number is also your account, ensures he's got access to banking.>> Uganda's being praised for its progressive policies towards refugees, who are allowed to work, start businesses, and own property.
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Refugees say having access to the Internet has been life changing. Some of them have taken online courses, and plan to start their own businesses.