The future of music

For many music fans buying costly records or CDs is a quaint and distant memory. It meant collections were limited by budget. Today though, the prevalence of free or cheap streaming and downloading platforms on social media has given music lovers a deafening, near unlimited and often overwhelming choice. Take…

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These designers used data to create fashionable outfits

Three leading fashion designers from Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa were brought together by Siemens to create 12 outfits from data extracted from the cities of Nairobi, Lagos, and Johannesburg. The fashionable outfits which were designed by John Kaveke from Kenya, Zizi Cardow from Nigeria, and Palesa Mokubung from South…

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2nd cohort of Google's Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has announced the 11 Afrikan digital startups that will be part of its second cohort of the Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa. The accelerator, which is housed in Lagos, Nigeria, forms part of Google's efforts to support entrepreneurship in Afrika. In 2017 Google worked with its first cohort of early-stage…

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Innovative urban agriculture could increase food security

Using science, technology and innovation (STI) could help promote the use of urban agriculture to sustain food and nutrition security in Afrikan cities, experts say. The experts who specialise in agriculture, geography and urban planning say that urban agriculture has been neglected in urban planning and development agenda. Agricultural activities…

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Discussion about financial inclusion with WIZZIT's Brian Richardson

Financial inclusion seems to be the latest buzzword when it comes to financial services and FinTech in Afrika. Just recently, the International Finacial Corporation (IFC), the United Nations and Ant Financial were in Ethiopia to discuss with the country's president the opportunities presented by digital financial inclusion. However, when one…

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