IEEE Spectrum (engineering magazine) ran a story in February, reviewing telecommunications development in Africa, with a big section on Nigeria. The writer says that a fiber optic line was brought into Lagos three years ago, but few connections have been made to it. Shell Oil, and almost nobody else. Not the universities [who have to be heartbreakingly creative to keep services going], not the ISPs, not the major businesses, apparently not even the government agencies. Hard to understand – until these photographs arrived! ;o) Well, would you commute to work at the telephone company under those conditions?
I do want a monkey, but that place just looks scary as fuck. Hyenas? No thanks.