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Are used computers a false economy?

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For many people in Africa buying a new computer is an unaffordable dream. But hundreds of thousands of people in richer countries regularly get rid of working computers for newer, faster models.

The government of Uganda is keen to make sure its citizens don't miss out on the chance to use information technology because they can't afford the latest PC – so it lowered import tariffs on used computers from abroad.

In Kampala, business is booming. But second hand technology can bring its own frustrations. Machrine Birungi has the details.

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02/03/2005

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