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    How A Nonprofit Organization Could Revolutionise African Healthcare

    Telemedicine is winning the healthcare battle in Ghana. Photo - Novartis Foundation By Tom Jackson, 1:21 am AFKI Original

    Philanthropic organization, the Novartis Foundation, has enjoyed such success with its pilot of a telemedicine program in Ghana that the country’s healthcare service is to implement it nationwide. Started in 2011, it has come a long way, and government now hopes to make full national coverage possible by 2019. This is part of the Ghana Health Service’s larger ambition to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2020.

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    South African Bitcoin Exchange To Open Malaysian Office

    South African bitcoin exchange Luno expanding into Europe. By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:23 am

    South African bitcoin exchange, Luno, will set up an office in Malaysia as part of the company’s continued global expansion plan. The office, which will be located in Kuala Lumpur, is planned for the first quarter of 2018 in order to benefit from a huge local interest in cryptocurrencies. With offices in Cape Town, Singapore and London, Luno is looking to set up further office sites as part of its expansion into other global regions.

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    My Favorite “Shithole” Countries In Africa

    Trump's shithole comment - senegal-nature By Kurt Davis Jr., 1:21 am AFKI Original

    U.S. President Donald Trump is taking significant grief for labeling Africa as a “shithole” when he allegedly made the following remark at a closed-door meeting: “Why do we want all these people from Africa here? They’re shithole countries…We should have more people from Norway.” President Trump, to be candid, gave me an opportunity to gloat about my favorite “shithole countries” in Africa.

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    How Opera Is Becoming A Major Player In Africa

    Major player - Fintech adoption rates expected to soar in South Africa. By Tom Jackson, 5:38 pm AFKI Original

    Opera, the developer of the most used mobile browser in Africa, is significantly scaling up its operations on the continent as it gradually becomes a major player in the tech space. For years, the Opera Mini browser has been crucial to Africans due to its ability to bring down data costs, and it now has over 100 million monthly users on the continent. In addition, the newly released Opera News app saw more than 100,000 downloads in less than two weeks.

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    Facebook Groups Could Threaten Jumia’s African E-Commerce Dominance

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    Informal transactions through Facebook groups are threatening the success of e-commerce giants in Africa according to a recent straw poll on the impact of the Black Friday sale promotion on this fledgling industry. According to a Geopoll Black Friday Straw Poll, which ran in December 2017 among 2,031 respondents in Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya, Jumia still remains the most preferred e-commerce vendor.

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    Nairobi Innovation Week Set To Attract 100 Kenyan Tech Startups

    Startups will present their ideas at Nairobi Innovation Week. Photo - UoN By Peter Pedroncelli, 9:45 am

    The annual Nairobi Innovation Week will take place in March this year, with 100 Kenyan tech startups expected to pitch their businesses to investors. Organized by the University of Nairobi, this year’s tech startup event has seen partnerships struck with numerous hubs and ecosystem players, and over 4,000 delegates are expected. The fourth edition of Nairobi Innovation Week will take place from Mar. 5-9.

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    10 African Tech Trends That Will Define 2018

    African tech trends - Somalia's first ever innovation tech hub, iRise, has launched in Mogadishu. Photo - Techcabal By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:32 am AFKI Original

    With 2018 well and truly upon us, it makes sense to consider the African tech trends that will feature during this year. From new technology and the kinds of tech startups that will likely be attracting investments, to considerations with regards to cyber security as a focus, 2018 has a great deal to offer the tech discussion in Africa. Here are 10 African tech trends that will define the year 2018.

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    South Africa’s Smart Cities Will Probably Have Wi-Fi, But Maybe Not Water

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    Countries around the world are moving towards fully-connected smart cities, but even cutting edge technology is likely to run into challenges. This is according to experts. “A 24-hour smart water meter can only be possible if you’re connected to the water system,” said Ayona Datta, a reader in urban futures at King’s College London. She said that while technology may be introduced across a city to make transport or water services more efficient, it will likely only work in richer areas.

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