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Start-up bets on tech talent pipeline from Africa

New York's Andela is looking to tap into a continent that is eager to connect to the global digital economy

Steve Lohr | NYT 

When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical. A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a good job in the high-tech economy. “I thought it was a con,” she recalled. “Too good to be true.” After inquiring, Komolafe found the offer was real. Today, she is a software developer, working remotely from Lagos for a start-up in New York, and she dreams of starting her own tech company someday. Komolafe, a 27-year-old Nigerian, is one of hundreds of young Africans who ...

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 00:20 IST
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