We are in the midst of a plastic crisis and we will need to do more than just blame the plastic straws, take-away packs and polythene bags. The Communications and Media Liaison at Chemolex; Resian Lebai, a Scientist at the Uganda Industrial Research Institute; Loyce Kukunda, and the Founder of Lwanda Biotech; Faith Obange, share some alternatives to plastics which we can use to save Africa from further drowning in plastics.
In 2016, the African tech ecosystem barely raised $400 million in total venture capital. Four years later, the continent was doing 4 times its 2016 funding numbers. In the first half of 2022, $2.7b was raised in over 200 deals. Africans in the diaspora contribute at least $48bn to the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP), slightly more than the $47bn that the region receives from foreign direct investment (FDI) and slightly below the $50bn it receives in aid. In this chat with Tony, finance expert and founder of the Afrifursa Fintech Summit; Tapfuma Musewe, talks about the opportunities available to […]
When you post your pictures and videos on Facebook, Instagram or TikTok, do you still have any rights over them? Are open source software licenses intellectual property? How does Intellectual Property work online – Website, Videos, Photos, Music, Blogs, Ebooks, Softwares? Kenyan Intellectual Property Lawyer, Elizabeth Oyange-Ngando helps us better understand what can be protected and what cannot be protected when it comes to intellectual property online.
What ART techniques and procedures can help with infertility? Sonography and Fertility Consultant, Abiola Adewusi, in this episode, discusses the options to conceive using a third party or gestational carrier and the perception Africans may have about it.
What ART techniques and procedures can help with infertility? Sonography and Fertility Consultant Abiola Adewusi in this episode, discusses the options to conceive using a third party or gestational carrier and the perception Africans may have about it.
Have you ever visited a public library anywhere in Africa? Do public libraries still exist? Do we even need public libraries in this mobile driven digital Africa? The Director of Training at the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA), and the Wikimedia Newcomer of the Year 2022, Nkem Osuigwe, shares her strong belief on how African public libraries can become modern information hubs.
Maternal mortality is an under-discussed conversation in the health sector and tech startups are working on preventing and reducing deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth in Africa. The co-founder of health tech startup, Babymigo, Kemi Olawoye, shares some thoughts in this episode on how to improve child care across Africa.
Will Bitcoin be Africa’s currency of decolonization? Is the Central African Republic leading Africa’s charge? The Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and the co-organiser of the Oslo Freedom Forum, Alex Gladstein, shares some thoughts on the relationship between the Central African Republic’s move to adopt bitcoin and the decolonization / fight for freedom (financial freedom inclusive).
The race for Africa’s electric vehicle (EV) space has already begun. How, When, Whom and How achievable is this race to transition from petrol to electric vehicles? Head of Strategy, Joseph Osanipin, The Technical Lead, Uchendu Ebuka and the Director Sales & Marketing, Sanjay Rupani – all of the JET Systems Automobile Industries Limited join Tony to discuss these issues.
You can become a Social Media Influencer if you have a phone or not? Popular Nigerian Twitter influencer, @bod_Republic, talks about his viral tweets, the pros and cons of being a Social Media Influencer.