Ethiopian Government Shuts Down Internet

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I 馃嚜馃嚬
Alas, it’s not uncommon,
to see African governments,
shut down the internet;

Ethiopia’s聽scared of exam cheating,
so the聽economy聽will take聽a beating,
how supreme, their intellect (馃檭);

Kenya’s new rail system,
is a joy to behold,
it makes Nigeria look like a farce;

But here is Mark Essien,
well, the project he proposed:
pothole detection聽for self-driving cars;

III 馃捀聽
“Aha!” said Jumia Market,
they thought聽it would be brilliant,
to be “Instagram of e-commerce”;

“Uh, uhn”聽I beg to differ (馃憥馃従),
are there no more arrows in your quiver,
than these silly monikers?;

Instagram be聽Instagram (馃懟),
Kaymu be聽Jumia Market,
all this copying, I’m not sure who’s聽less inventive;

But Instagram be聽INSTAGRAM,
they link聽more buyers to more trad’rs,
all without taking a聽percentage (now, that’s incentive!);

I’m tired and sick,
of Uber for shit,
I have been since the days of yore;

Yet, here is Beaconworx,
to empower freelance pilots,
to “fly planes like never before” (馃檮);

V 馃嚦馃嚞
Mark Essien: “raise too much money,
to capture聽a market that’s not ready,
and you’ll be dead 24 months聽later“;

Meanwhile, Nigerian internet operators,
doth聽lobby聽the industry regulator:
they would love to raise the price of data;

VI 馃憖聽
I’m feeling rather vain,
on this fine Thursday,
if I didn’t, I would call me bonkers;

That’s a fancy way to say,
there’s a picture of me,
after the message from our sponsors 馃憞馃従

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+ Mary Meeker’s 2017聽Internet Trends Report, AKA the Bible.
+ This is what happens when you overfeed your protocols. Link. 馃巺馃従
+ Rickrolling is sexist, racist, and often transphobic in context. Link. 馃憖
+ Shut up.聽No one is going to fund your hyperlocal, AI-powered,聽Sardine-as-a-service e-commerce startup. Link. 馃檮
+ Culture at Big Cabal. Link. (I can neither confirm nor deny that there’s a chocolate fountain in the office). 馃憛
+ The cause of time. Link. 鈱涳笍