Improving Internet connectivity in Lagos

MainOne, Facebook and Tizeti have announced a project which will see the three companies working on expanding the provisioning of Internet services in Lagos, Nigeria. According to MainOne, the project will leverage their fiber connectivity while also using Tizeti’s solar-powered towers and Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi. Internet access is…

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Making the taxman in Afrika dance Azonto

In Afrika, some things like death, taxes, and traffic gridlocks are certain. Heavy traffic gridlocks are more of a recent phenomenon like the mobile phone. However, these gridlocks can also be viewed as an opportunity to pause and observe the informal sector in motion - the growth engine supercharging livelihoods…

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Fakebook

Facebook has a serious problem on its hands and from what they have been saying, and doing, it sounds like they are in denial or actually don't care. The big problem is what we've come to call 'fake news'. Before I elaborate on that, I will disclose and admit that…

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Digital Apartheid

Last week, Twitter announced that it is testing increasing its character limit from 140 to 280 characters. It rolled this out to some users to test. At first, myself included, there was some outrage. After all, Twitter is about brevity. I thought about this, then Twitter allocated me 280 characters…

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