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 ( , 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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