How Andela is helping Africa beat the world’s developer shortage

It’s well established that Africa has a severe shortage of software developers; it has for a long time. Back in 2011, the Kenya ICT Board’s Julisha report quoted 45 percent of respondent firms saying good software developers were difficult to find. The EY 2013/14 Sub-Saharan Africa Talent Trends and Practices study confirmed this ongoing issue. The study found 31 percent of firms in the region are employing the same number of expats, while 16 percent plan to hire more. The Technical University of Kenya says the skills shortage amongst ICT graduates is due to low levels of awareness of careers in…

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