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From Amazon to Google… Cape Town is rapidly turning into Africa’s tech central

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Is Ghana Slowly Becoming The Giant Of Africa?: The Exodus | Dallas Weekly

The World Bank recently tips Ghana above Nigeria when it comes to the EASE OF DOING BUSINESS. They were ranked 118 out of 190 in the world, while Nigeria was ranked 131 in the 2019 World Bank annual r
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Meet 6 women at the forefront of West Africa's tech boom

Meet 6 women at the forefront of West Africa's tech boom | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Technology is more accessible than ever before, but in Sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute just 30 per cent of the tech industry’s professionals. We meet six women working to change that statistic
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SA mobile gaming startup Carry1st raises $6m Series A to scale across Africa

SA mobile gaming startup Carry1st raises $6m Series A to scale across Africa | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
South African startup Carry1st, a mobile games publishing platform that enables global gaming studios to unlock the untapped African market, has raised US$6 million in Series A funding to help it scale further. 
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The World's Most Innovative Cities Might Not Be Where You Think

The World's Most Innovative Cities Might Not Be Where You Think | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Africa's business opportunities continue to expand as 5G and connectivity spread to the continent's populated regions.
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Ghana basks in Twitter’s surprise choice as Africa HQ

Start-ups in the West African nation celebrate as others ponder why their countries were snubbed.
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What can the rest of the world learn from Africa’s approach to tech and innovation?  -

What can the rest of the world learn from Africa’s approach to tech and innovation?  - | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
According to BCG, Africa trails other regions of the world in digital penetration, usage, and capabilities, and its companies are generally less mature.
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Sub-Saharan Africa's economy to rebound this year as activity picks up

Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to rebound this year as the continent's economic drivers pick up momentum after activity was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, despite a slower pace of vaccinations compared with the rich world, a Reuters poll found.
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Nigeria: France looking for reset in relationship with Africa, says minister

Nigeria: France looking for reset in relationship with Africa, says minister | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Paris is working on a new, and fairer way to engage with Africa, especially as it looks to expand its bilateral relationship with Nigeria – the biggest economy on the continent, says Franck Riester…
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U.S. Engagement Needed to Build Security, Prosperity on African Continent > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Defense Department News

U.S. Engagement Needed to Build Security, Prosperity on African Continent > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Defense Department News | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
U.S. engagement with the nations of the African continent is crucial for peace, democracy and development, said acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa Affairs Ronald W. Meyers.,
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Why Kenya ranks top destination country in Africa for Japanese investors

Why Kenya ranks top destination country in Africa for Japanese investors | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Why Kenya ranks top destination in Africa for Japanese investors
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Tunisia's out of this world as it launches first satellite - Across Africa

Tunisia's out of this world as it launches first satellite - Across Africa | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Tunisia has an out of this world day by launching its first satellite, the Challenge One. Our correspondents tell us more about this historic moment. Also a gold rush in eastern Cameroon tarnishes th…
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In Magufuli's shadow: the stark choices facing Tanzania's new president

In Magufuli's shadow: the stark choices facing Tanzania's new president | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Hassan, like Magufuli before her, has taken office without her own political base and will also have to contend with revived factional manoeuvring.
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What my decade at Google taught me about Africa’s tech future

What my decade at Google taught me about Africa’s tech future | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Africa’s trajectory on technology innovation is already paying off thanks to tech companies adapting to local and regional needs.
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Nigerian fintechs score big on the funding front as investors spot “final frontier” opportunities

Nigerian fintechs score big on the funding front as investors spot “final frontier” opportunities | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
We have not even reached the halfway point of 2021, but already it seems nailed on that the year will break all sorts of funding records - with the surge in investments led by the Nigerian fintech space.
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Johannesburg’s inner city: the Dubai of southern Africa, but all below the radar

Johannesburg’s inner city: the Dubai of southern Africa, but all below the radar | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Over the last 20 years Johannesburg has become an intense wholesale and retail centre for traders from all over sub-Saharan Africa.
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Africa could become a global hub for cybersecurity skills

Africa could become a global hub for cybersecurity skills | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
An innovative skills project in South Africa led by financial services provider Absa Group is empowering disadvantaged young people and responding to a global shortage of cybersecurity specialists.
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With AfCFTA, ‘Africa is sending a crystal clear signal’ that it is open for business says Wamkele Mene

With AfCFTA, ‘Africa is sending a crystal clear signal’ that it is open for business says Wamkele Mene | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Central to the AfCFTA is a dispute settlement to ensure state members will avoid the pitfalls of other trading blocs.
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How Africa Is Getting Its Mobile Game On!

How Africa Is Getting Its Mobile Game On! | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
In Africa, a new creative energy is seeing tech geeks give up their consoles and day jobs to take to full-time video game development. It’s not a level-playing field but they are engaging a growing hyper-connected audience. THE YOUNGEST continent in the world has a new obsession – mobile gaming. What’s newer is local content […]
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Morocco Can Become the Leader Africa Needs on Tech Policy, Digitization

Morocco Can Become the Leader Africa Needs on Tech Policy, Digitization | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
any student of American history should have a great respect for the role Morocco has played on the international stage.
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Akon: Why crypto could transform Africa’s future

Cryptocurrency can help Africans access the global financial system, writes Akon, artist and founder of Akoin.
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Africa must expand vaccine production, leaders say

Africa must expand vaccine production, leaders say | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Africa must expand vaccine manufacturing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies, including by forging partnerships to boost expertise and investment, continental leaders and international health officials said on Monday.
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Twitter to set up its first African presence in Ghana

Twitter to set up its first African presence in Ghana | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, via a tweet, announced that the company would be setting up a presence in Africa. “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he said. �� Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo. #TwitterGhana https://t.co/tt7KR3kvDg — jack (@jack) April 12, 2021 […]
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Keys to African recovery: Vaccines, debt, and commodities

Keys to African recovery: Vaccines, debt, and commodities | Hot Topics | Scoop.it
In the wake of COVID-19, African markets are consumed by uncertainty about the economic recovery. Because of its large population—1.2 billion people—developments in Africa will weigh heavily on the world. The recovery from COVID-19 in Africa will depend on three factors—vaccines, debt, and commodities.
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Digital transformation, a game-changer for Africa in driving innovation and economic growth - Sarmiento

Bernardo Sarmiento, Director of the Trade Capacity Building branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, (UNIDO) says digital transmutation is a key driving force for innovation and sustainable growth that could ensure th
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