Month: November 2011
“Why Africa May Never Produce a Facebook” – A Valid Argument?
I came up on this article by Mfonobong Nsehe who also wrote the article that inspired my previous blog post and it created a good Facebook conversation with a couple of friends of mine. From the comment section, you can also see that this has stirred up some passions. Nsehe’s question that serves as the…
Lion’s Lair, A $1500 Youth Entrepreneurship Contest by MakingAfricaWork
Making Africa Work is an international social enterprise dedicated to building the capacity of entrepreneurial young Africans and Canadians to create sustainable wealth and employment through internships, training and collective ingenuity. Its mission is to unlock African’s economic potential by enhancing youth oriented global interaction, exposure and partnerships using modern technology and media. To that…
Paga: A mobile payment startup in Nigeria
I recently ran into this interesting article from Forbes highlighting Paga a Nigerian money transfer service startup. Paga launched in 2009 and has a current user base of 32000 users and $1.6M processing volume so far, attracting even US investors in the person of Tim Draper. Paga’s founder, Tayo Oviosu explains that there is a current…
10 “Best” Code Comments
A colleague at work forwarded this link on our Dev chat channel and led me to a good session of unproductive hilarity. Code comments, when they are present, are a reflection of the personality of the programmers and it is great to see that as a community, we have quite a good sense of humor.…
Africa Gathering Washington DC Wrapup
So I was off to my first event of the Digital Capital Week or better known as DCWEEK this Saturday morning and made it with a thirty minutes delay to the Kenny Auditorium at the SAIS building of John Hopkins University on Massachussets Ave. I got my brother-in-law to tag along for once and we…
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