Obiang wins again!
Not really much of a surprise there, but apparently Equatorial Guinea’s Teodor Obiang Nguema wants to do better than the 97% “win” he had in the last election. His perfectionism is a bit out of control. Those who don’t suffer from attempting to do better are the BBC as they had their correspondent in Ghana chiming in about this election in Equatorial Guinea. Not only are these in two different countries in two different regions of Africa, but I’m curious if Caspar Leighton even speaks Spanish or just assumed that they speak English in Guinea after phoning in commentary he probably gleaned from Wikipedia.
Windows 7 – 10 African Languages
Rebecca talks about Microsoft’s plans to have their latest operating system available in multiple local African languages. Pretty cool overall, but we’ll have to pass judgment in awhile on this as it’s not slated to happen until the year after next.
Programming Language Popularity
Jon breaks down what seem to be the most popular programming languages in Africa, according to some Google Insights stats. Thankfully he qualifies at the very beginning that these are just a starting place and not absolutely definitive. Good to state as Google stats for Africa are sketchy at best. It’s really hard to tell who all those queries are and things could be skewed a great degree one way or another given that a lot of IPs for African users show up as somewhere in Europe due to where the VSAT connections touch down to terra firma.