Inside Iyin Aboyeji’s plan to build charter cities for African tech

Article by Tage Kene-Okafor on techcrunch.com. Photo credit: Talent City.

“After helping build two unicorns and starting a VC fund, Aboyeji wants to create charter cities in Africa. But what are the odds of it working? African cities, particularly sub-Saharan ones, have the fastest global urban growth rate. But with challenges around overcrowding, congestion, infrastructure, power and poor governance, these cities are maxed out in what they can provide to the average African living in urban environments…”

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Silicon Valley VC’s have Money For African Startups [If You’re Not African]

Techish podcast on peopleofcolorintech.com. Photo credit: POCIT.

In this podcast episode, among other topics, Abadesi and Michael discuss why and how Silicon Valley has money for African startups – if you’re not African.

Listen to the podcast: https://bit.ly/32tNenB

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Rescuing the Languages that Western Tech Ignores

Article by Associated Press on voanews.com. Photo credit: Associated Press.

“Computers have become amazingly precise at translating spoken words to text messages and scouring huge troves of information for answers to complex questions. At least, that is, so long as you speak English or another of the world’s dominant languages…”

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CarpeDM, Dating App For Black Women, Offers Background Checks

Article by Samantha Dorisca on afrotech.com. Photo credit: VioletaStoimenova)

“Sliding in the DM just got a lot safer as CarpeDM — an online dating app exclusive to Black women — has partnered with KarmaCheck to incorporate 100 percent background checks for its members on the dating platform….”

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Growth of Online Gaming Sector in Africa

(Article by Leah Shepherd on devdiscourse.com.)

“The worldwide gaming market was worth over $203 billion in 2020. Industry experts unanimously agree that they can expect growth in the coming years, especially in the online sector. It seems that the African market has the biggest growth potential. The main question is – how to achieve it?”

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Solar desalination device will provide clean water to 400,000 Kenyans

(Article by Amit Malewar on inceptivemind.com. Photo credit: Solar Water Solutions)

“Converting seawater into safe drinking water at a large scale takes an enormous amount of energy, which makes it a costly and polluting process. Now, a Dutch-based blended finance manager Climate Fund Managers (CFM), and Solar Water Solutions are working together to develop the installation of up to 200 desalination units in Kitui County, Kenya. The project eventually aims to provide clean water made of brackish groundwater for 400,000 Kenyans by 2023….”

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Rapper IDK Wants To Help You Wipe Out $10K In Debt

(Article by Samantha Dorisca on afrotech.com. Photo Credit: Brian Stukes)

“Rapper IDK and Credit Karma are teaming up to encourage financial management. The partnership proves to be a full-circle moment for the American rapper who credits the personal finance company for teaching him the importance of credit and financial literacy, Forbes reports. Despite the rapper’s name standing for Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge (IDK), his contributions to the partnership embody the complete opposite. 

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Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute to Open its First Real-Time Earth Ground Station in Africa

(Press release from ViaSat. Photo Credit: GSSTI)

“Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the launch of its first Real-Time Earth (RTE) facility in Africa, located in Accra, Ghana. Viasat worked in partnership with the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI)… focused on coordinating all space, science, technology and related activities in Ghana, to bring new space opportunities and jobs to the region, while expanding Viasat’s ability to deliver critical earth observation and remote sensing data on-demand around the world….”

Read the press release: https://bit.ly/3kvlkxt

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Mayor Eric Adams Is Turning New York Into A Crypto Hub

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Spencer Platt)

“Mayor-Elect Eric Adams can officially cross his goal for New York City to have its own cryptocurrency off his list of goals. On Nov. 10, NYCCoin mining will be activated by CityCoins, a non-profit and open-source protocol that allows investors to support their cities by expanding their crypto treasury while earning for themselves, according to the outlet. Anyone can compete to mine NYCCoin and when digital coins are purchased or mined, 30 percent of its reward goes to the city…”

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Tanzania Has the Potential to Become East Africa’s Transportation Hub

(Article by Jacob Mosenda on allafrica.com.)

“Tanzania has the potential to become East and Central Africa’s transportation hub if its infrastructure is improved and integrated with information technology… [Mr. Ulanga] said apart from improving the country’s domestic transport, infrastructure development will enable the country serve as a transport hub by connecting East Africa with businesses abroad… Studies show that the state of infrastructure in Africa, reduces productivity by 40 percent thus increasing production costs by 30 to 40 percent…”

Read the article: https://allafrica.com/stories/202111050703.html

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