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A Ghanaian entrepreneur sparking a tech revolution

By Ben White on January 28, 2012

The story of Herman Chinery-Hesse and the challenges, trends and opportunities in Africa’s IT field. See this video for a portrait on this entrepreneur still on the rise.

Ghanaian information technology (IT) guru, Herman Chinery-Hesse was recently listed 62 among the top 100 global thinkers list published by the Foreign Policy magazine on November 28, 2011. The Foreign Policy magazine published its annual list of “top 100 global thinkers,” and it includes novelists, activists and heads of state from around the world. Mr. Hesse, who was the only Ghanaian on the list, received the recognition for his efforts to “bring Africa into the mobile age.”

Describing the works of Chinery-Hesse, Foreign Policy says “Twenty years ago, when Herman Chinery-Hesse returned home after studying in the United States [...]

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