Category Archives: Web

Taking off…without me?

There’s a buzz about being back in Abidjan. I know if I lived here, the pace would appear slow, but it seems things are moving in the right direction, and that this is turning into an exciting place to be. … Continue reading

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TedX Abidjan 2014

I’ve passed the last week in Abidjan spending time with family (who aren’t allowed to live with me in my current emergency posting in Bangui, CAR), to the unfortunate detriment of my friends. However, I was lucky that my visit coincided … Continue reading

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Web shopping, Abidjan-style

I was pleasantly surprised the last time I was in Abidjan to hear talk about the arrival of web-based shopping, which seems finally to be gaining traction. Jumia is the main player, but in the last couple of weeks there’s been … Continue reading

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Ivoire Blogging awards

It’s getting near the end of the weekend here in Dubai (Friday-Saturday), but it’s been a productive two days getting through a few big jobs on my to do list. One of the big ones was to go through the … Continue reading

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Akendewa e-book and concerns

A few days ago I bought a promotional e-book on Akendewa, an association of young Ivorian web enthusiasts. It’s written in French by Jean-Patrick Ehouman, a friend of mine and one of the main driving forces behind Akendewa, of which … Continue reading

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Reflections on YCD

Long time followers of this site, will remember that a while back I mentioned the Young, Creative and Digital evenings that I set up with a couple of friends in Abidjan. In total, we organised three (I think) following a … Continue reading

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Drogbascountry – the future

As you’ve probably worked out by now, I’m no longer living in Abidjan. Do I miss the place? Of course. But a change of scene to Dubai has been beneficial. After five years in Abidjan, it was a time to … Continue reading

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“Drogba’s family attacked” tweets

I’m noticing an interesting thing on Twitter. Practically every day now in my twitter stream I see the following tweet: “FOOTBALL star Didier Drogba’s family have been attacked by rebel fighters in the Ivory Coast, it was claimed last night.” … Continue reading

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Advice to my teenager daughter

We broke out the champagne recently for our teenager daughter who obtained her Ivorian baccalaureate. I’d already been thinking through what advice I could give a young high school graduate in Ivory Coast (or other young person), and this gives … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast and Women in IT

The week before last was a busy one for the IT / web community in Ivory Coast with an excellent couple of training days organised by the Google team, and the annual JNTIC (“IT days”). The latter has been running … Continue reading

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