one of the text messages circulated in Nigeria during the Muslim/Christian violence in Jos that killed hundreds. Via IAfrica, who comments that “the communication infrastructure has played a part in all major cases of recent atrocities in Africa… in transmitting vile messages.” (via abbyjean)
Obviously this is horrible but it doesn’t make sense to blame communication technology for conflict. Cell-phones are integral to African banking, media and family life. Of course it’s going to “play a part” in violence as well.