Facebook Courts African Start-Ups with Funding, Contest

Nigerian start-up Andela, backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has raised nearly U.S.$40 million for the development of IT talent in three African countries. This comes as Facebook prepares to host a contest in Nairobi where 15 African start-ups will compete for the chance to win U.S.$25,000 and a visit to the San Francisco headquarters of the social media giant.



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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at the Co-creation Hub in Nigeria (file photo).

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