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Nigeria Could Teach the West a Few Things

Nigeria Could Teach the West a Few Things

A trip is often defined by its surprises, so here are my biggest revelations from six days in Lagos, Nigeria.

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa (Left), who set a world record in the men’s 400m, with Kirani James of Grenada. Credit: Doug Mills/nytimes.com

Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa zips to world record in 400m

Bursting out of the blocks in Lane 8, Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa did not see another runner during the entire Olympic 400-meter final.

Alon Lits, Uber's general manager for sub-Saharan Africa, walks beside a vehicle which operates in the fleet of Uber taxis in Kenya's capital Nairobi March 9, 2016. U.S.-based Uber plans to expand in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana this year and will focus on convincing traditional taxi drivers to work for the ride-hailing service, Lits, Uber's general manager for sub-Saharan Africa, said. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

Uber seeks to lure cabbies in Africa expansion plan

U.S.-based Uber plans to expand in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana this year and will focus on convincing traditional taxi drivers to work for the ride-hailing service, Alon Lits, Uber’s general manager for sub-Saharan Africa, said.

Fernando de Sousa, General Manager Africa Initiatives at Microsoft and HumanIPO's Paul Adepojuat DEMO 2014

Microsoft and 88mph announce partnership to support startups in Nigeria

Technology company Microsoft today announced a partnership with seed fund and accelerator 88mph to expand Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria.

Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

The changing face of Lagos: Anna Rosenberg, Head, Sub-Saharan Africa Research, Frontier Strategy Group

My recent visit to Lagos has changed my perception of Nigeria’s commercial capital.

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10 of the best startups from Africa: Web Summit 2014

From the sands of the Sahara to the Western Cape of South Africa, these startups are lighting the way with their innovative ideas on how to change lives with technology.