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By Abdoulaye Gamatié

This e-book describes the tendencies, demanding situations and ideas in computing use for clinical study and improvement inside of diversified domain names in Africa, corresponding to well-being, agriculture, surroundings, economic climate, power, schooling and engineering. the advantages anticipated are mentioned via a couple of well-known, domain-specific specialists, with a standard topic being computing as resolution enabler. This e-book is the 1st record delivering one of these consultant up to date view in this subject on the continent level.

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