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Today, we bring to you a compilation of the latest news in the tech ecosystem.
Netflix Finally Debuts its First Original African Animated Series
An animation project written by Malenga Mulendema has been selected by Netflix, to be the first animated series from Africa. The animation, titled “Mama K Super 4” is a story of four teenage girls from Lusaka who got recruited by a retired secret agent to save the world on a low budget. The project was co-produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios and London-based CAKE. We definitely look forward to the first original African animated story aired on Netflix. Read more
IMF and World Bank Launches Cryptocurrency Dubbed ‘Learning Coin’ to Study Blockchain Technology
In a move to properly study cryptocurrency, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have launched a pseudo-currency called “Learning Coin”. The cryptocurrency is not a legal tender of exchange and does not have any monetary value. It will be restricted to only the employees to study the blockchain technology and to figure out how its assets can be translated into real-life processes. Who knows whether the World Bank would adopt this technology? Read more
ICASA Wants to End DSTV’s Monopoly in South Africa, Here is How
Have you ever wondered why you need to always subscribe to watch your favourite TV series? This is because these TV broadcasting companies have the reserved license to air some video contents. The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa wants to end the Multichoice (DSTV) monopoly in South Africa. Find out how! Read more
AFFDisrupt Conference 2019 Themed: Digital Goldrush: Building a Sustainable Tech Economy, to Hold in Lagos
AFFDistrupt Conference 2019 dedicated to fintech startups, is set to hold on the 16th of May in Lagos Nigeria. The event targets over 5000 delegates in the tech ecosystem like; Tech Startups, Entrepreneurs in residence, Tech Enthusiast, Global Tech Companies, Tech moguls, Industry Leaders, Large Corporates, Government and Venture Capitalist. To register, click here.
Nigeria’s FarmCrowdy Partners Livestock 247 for Improved Livestock Production and Trading
Two giant agritech business owners in Nigeria, Farmcrowdy and Livestock247 have partnered to improve livestock production and trading in the country. Livestock247 and FarmGate Africa, a subsidiary of Farmcrowdy, signed the agreement. Read more
SA’s Salt River High School Receives Computer Lab from Alumni
Salt River High School in Cape Town received a learning space for technology by an alumnus, Nadine Maselle. The pupils will be able to learn coding, robotics, programming, virtual reality and computer engineering in the learning space, called “Dream Lab”. Nadine was supported by Facebook Community Leadership Program and the Dream Factory Foundation. Read more
Call for Applications: Google Africa Certifications Scholarship for Developers
Applications are now open for the Google Africa Certification Scholarships. 100,000 developers from Africa will be trained and certified by Andela and Pluralsight. In addition to the training, thirty developers will receive 1000 grants and scholarship opportunities for Mobile Web, Associate Cloud Engineering and Google Associate Android certifications. Interested applicants can apply here
Westerwelle Young Founders Conference Kigali 2019 Calls on East African startups to Submit
The 2019 Westerwelle Young Founders Conference will hold in Kigali, Rwanda between the 9th and 11th of May. Startups from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda with market tractions can attend. This will create more opportunities for innovators to connect and be educated. Interested? Click here.
Lambda and Paystack Are Set to Launch Online Coding School in Africa
Lambda School and Paystack are set to launch an online coding school for 10 students from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya and South Africa who want to study Software Engineering. The good news is that students can go through school without initial tuition deposit to pay back a percentage of their income when they get jobs. Interested applicants can apply here before the 28th of May.
Google News Initiative Avails Funds to Change Conventional News Styles in MENA
Google recently established the Google News Initiative to strengthen journalism through technological innovations. GNI Innovative Challenge will hold this year in North America, Latin America, Europe, MENA and Asia-Pacific. The Middle East and Africa GNI Challenge will hold in June 2019. Read more
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