The Facebook founder visited Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time on Tuesday, touching down in Lagos, Nigeria. He met with local businesses and developers in an effort to understand howFacebook (FB, Tech30) could “better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa,” the company said in a statement.His visit included a trip to a Yaba, known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria, where he toured a coding camp for kids and met with about 50 local startup founders and developers at CcHub, a local innovation center. Zuckerberg told CNN: “There’s so much energy and so much potential here. I just want to walk around and meet folks.” Read more on CNN MONEY.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the emir of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, has sacked a bunch of senior officials and ordered a major shake-up of the way the city is run after visiting government offices at 7:30 on a Sunday morning and finding that many staff members were not yet at work. See the rest of the story here
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