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Columnist: PASCAL G. ZACHARY

The African Hacker

The African Hacker

Aug 7, 2005 | Feature Article

With home-brewed code and a little help from Microsoft, a programmer in Ghana launches Africa's first software empire B ...


Apr 27, 2004 | Feature Article

The loneliest outsourcer in America works in a modest office in Burlingame. Try as he might -- and he has tried fo ...

Jan 4, 2004 | Feature Article

What if a poor African country could grow a plant that would fetch healthy prices in the U.S? What if the plant could be ...

Nov 23, 2003 | Feature Article

...Discrimination is alive and well south of the Sahara Accra , Ghana -- The lead story in a recent issue of the Daily ...

Aug 27, 2003 | Feature Article

A little help from U.S. academics and business professionals could go a long way toward making the information sector an ...

Mar 26, 2003 | Feature Article

G. Pascal Zachary for FORTUNE Dankwa Quist looks worried. He peers over the shoulder of a woman keying data into a ...

Dec 8, 2002 | Feature Article

Accra, Ghana -- On a balmy Sunday evening in the capital of Ghana, 15 people wait in line at the city's best ice cream s ...

Nov 1, 2002 | Feature Article

On a Sunday night in July, a light rain is falling on Accra's pot-holed streets, and Eric Osiakwan is side-stepping rats ...

Oct 26, 2002 | Feature Article

The stout government minister, himself an actor in his youth for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, stood before a gath ...

Aug 31, 2002 | Feature Article

A burgeoning hacker culture points to promise in Africa. The following is an update to a story that appeared in the Jul ...

Jun 21, 2002 | Feature Article

The lesson from West Africa: good computers and fast modems don't matter if you can't get a dial tone and the power keep ...