Codango: There was a large movement to outsource a lot of coding / programming / development work to India and other players in the early ~2000’s onward. That wave is just recently coming to Africa. The benefits to Africa cannot be overlooked; their talent base is huge, and it promises to do wonderful things!
There are opposing viewpoints. Take note of Martins Hile’s article for Financial Nigeria:
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s (CZI) effort to lead a $24 million financing round into Andela, a start-up that recruits and trains software engineers in Africa for global tech companies, has been severally hailed as a deft move that will create opportunities in Africa.
But popular approval can be misleading.
By investing in Andela, CZI fulfils one aspect of its goal…