Welcome to a new week! How is the weather over there? It gets really rainy over here in West Africa this season. If you live around, ensure you keep your sweaters and umbrellas handy.
The Africa Tech Summit London will hold tomorrow, June 11th, 2019. This event is an opportunity to network with international techpreneurs and investors that are positively impacting Africa. There will be keynotes, networking, and breakout sessions. The event will take place at the Grand Hotel St. Paul, London.
It’s time for the gists of the day. Let’s Go!
Kenya has been ranked 52 out of 194 countries by the International Development Research Center and Oxford Insight. It was the first African country whose government was ready to embrace Artificial Intelligence technology.
Agritech Startups from all over the world are invited to apply for the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitization of Agricultural Value Chain. Eight startups with the most innovative agribusiness ideas will be selected and provided with £220,000 grant to grow their businesses. Interested? Click here
The Paradigm initiative has condemned the government of Liberia for shutting down social media platforms. Social media platforms were shut down, shortly after citizens protested against missing funds and poor governance in Liberia.
Azuri Technologies, one of the major distributors of off-grid solar electricity in Africa, has recently raised $26 million in a funding round. They plan to expand into the rural communities in East and West Africa, providing lighting, TV and other solar-enabled products and services.
And the last gist for the day is about MTN Group’s newly launched AI-enabled Chatbot. The chatbot will be on the Mobile Money platform to help customers handle payment transactions on Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp and via SMS. MTN Mobile Money is used by over 60 million customers in 15 African countries.
That is it for today’s edition of the Big 5 daily.
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