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Despite Rwanda-based Mara Phone’s Claims That Its New Device is “100% African,” Critics Raise a Few Doubts

Last week’s launch of the new Mara Phones was widely celebrated across the continent as the company touted them to be Africa’s first ‘entirely home-made‘ smartphones. “The entire manufacturing process, from the motherboard all the way to the packaging of the phone is done in our newly-opened factory,” Eddy Sebera, Mara’s country manager for Rwanda, told CNN.

While the opening of Mara’s new factory and its claim that its devices are fully ‘Made in Africa’ prompted understandable excitement, but critics soon began to question the claim, of course on Twitter.

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