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isolation: Latest News
Ann Brown, 12:48 pm AFKI Original
There is no Silicon Valley in Cape Verde. The government sells a lot of tech services that independent companies could be providing, acting as both regulator and provider. This limits the private market, says Pedro Fernandes Lopes, a local who is bringing the first TEDx talk event to the island nation. It took a local Cape Verdean tech startup months just to register an app because Google didn’t recognize Cape Verde, Lopes told AFKInsider. “We need to raise the global visibility of Cape Verde and its tech innovators. And I think TEDx Praia will play a part in that.”
Julia Austin, 5:25 pm AFKI Original
Necessity is the mother of invention in many rural African communities. Many are so isolated that people cannot get to a city without huge effort and expense. This has led to a few brilliant ideas that have become products and services that can benefit rural communities everywhere. One is the Tutu Tester van, a mobile clinic that brings trained medical professionals to remote communities. The van tests for TB and HIV as a regular checkup to remove the stigma and encourage people to be tested.
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