Africa is the future
Last week, I read the inspiring story of Wande Adalemo, the young Nigerian Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Oxygen Broadband Networks, Nigeria’s first metro WiFi network, who dropped out of school in the process of realizing his dreams of building an Internet company. Today, he sits atop a N1bn broadband network company, which has just rolled out a WiFi network at the popular Computer Village in Lagos.
Such inspiring stories abound all across Africa, a continent that was as recently as ten years ago described by the Economist as hopeless but which today, propelled by the power of the internet and mobile phones is inspiring hope for its people and announcing clearly to the world that we can also do it.
I recall with nostalgia how some years ago when one wants to make a call one had to queue at the few functional…
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