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IT Ecosystems In Africa

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The IT ecosystem in Africa is thriving. Microsoft alone now has offices in more than 14 African countries, and has announced that it will open its first data centers on the continent in 2018. Another sign of spreading tech is Kenya's M-PESA online monetary transaction system, which has become a part of everyday life. Ericsson, a technology firm, estimates that the number of mobile telephones will rise to 930 million by 2019, almost one per African. In Tanzania, Olam, a Singapore-listed farm-commodity firm, has used a mobile-phone system to sign up 30,000 farmers as suppliers of coffee, cotton and cocoa, , boosting profitability for all. Meanwhile, the London-based firm, Emerging Crowd, matches investors with companies in emerging African markets, as companies like Zipline are turning to cutting-edge solutions on the continent, such as using drones for deliveries. It is becoming clearer every day, that the solutions for African challenges will come from within Africa itself.

The continent with the fastest growing economy in the world envisions its future pegged to the expanding IT sector. In this regard, Gebeya's global vision and influence will lead the charge towards an improving continent-wide economy. Gebeya matches multilingual African IT talent with clients across the continent and the rest of the world, creating an online workplace for Africa. By building valuable connections between key stakeholders, Gebeya bridges important gaps, as it moves fast on its way to becoming the premier software engineering and IT training academy in Africa.

This burgeoning network requires the support of trained and qualified IT professionals, that exist in large numbers across the continent. Africa's vast network of talented professionals are an indicator of the quality and capacity of IT professionals on the continent. This heretofore untapped skill base is ready for investment and skill development. Building on this newly forming need, Gebeya seeks to aid businesses or employers looking to hire highly trained and certified IT professionals on-demand.

The African ecosystem has developed spectacularly well in response to the introduction of the so-called "gig economy.". Today, workers are tired of the traditional 9-5 work day and would like more flexible arrangements, a shift in the relationship with the workplace and a broader sense of freedom and opportunity.. "‘The impact of IT and more specifically the gig economy is being felt across the continent," said Amadou Daffe, CEO & Co-Founder at Gebeya."It is positively transforming the society and economy by creating new business models, attracting foreign investment and paving way for innovative solutions."

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A Decisive Spring? How Ukraine Plans To Beat Back Putin's Coming Offensive

The next months will be decisive in the war between Moscow and Kyiv. From the forests of Polesia to Chernihiv and the Black Sea, Ukraine is looking to protect the areas that may soon be the theater of Moscow's announced offensive. Will this be the last Russian Spring?

Photo of three ​Ukrainian soldiers in trenches near Bakhmut, Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers in trenches near Bakhmut, Ukraine

Anna Akage

Ukrainian forces are digging new fortifications and preparing battle plans along the entire frontline as spring, and a probable new Russian advance, nears.

But this may be the last spring for occupying Russian forces.

"Spring and early summer will be decisive in the war. If the great Russian offensive planned for this time fails, it will be the downfall of Russia and Putin," said Vadym Skibitsky, the deputy head of Ukrainian military intelligence.

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Skinitysky added that Ukraine believes Russia is planning a new offensive in the spring or early summer. The Institute for the Study of War thinks that such an offensive is more likely to come from the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk than from Belarus, as some have feared.

Still, the possibility of an attack by Belarus should not be dismissed entirely — all the more so because, in recent weeks, a flurry of MiG fighter jet activity in Belarusian airspace has prompted a number of air raid alarms throughout Ukraine.

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