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Elong takes drones to new heights

Posted 18 December 2017 · Add Comment

Cameroon start-up company Will & Brothers – led by entrepreneur William Elong – intends to put the country on the map as a drone manufacturer and has raised $200,000 to fulfil his dream.

Elong ranks seventh among Forbes magazine’s top 30 most promising young African entrepreneurs and after graduating, aged just 20, from the Paris School of Economic Warfare, he returned home intending to gain the shareholders and partners that his company sought.
Drone Africa is the result and it now counts premises in the country’s economic capital of Yaoundé and a 22-strong team of dedicated enthusiasts that represent four nationalities speaking eight languages from two continents among its assets.
Elong said his company is helping to reduce the cost of aerial mapping and imagery for both tourism and business users with the added benefit of enhancing the technical skills of young Africans.
 

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