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Africa is creating one of the world’s largest single markets. What does this mean for entrepreneurs? | World Economic Forum

Gerald Chirinda, World Economic Forum The Africa Continental Free Trade Area will boost African entrepreneurship Image: REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri, Featured Image Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is set to launch on 30th May. If every African country joins, it’s expected to be one of the world’s largest single markets, accounting for $4 trillion in spending and investment across the 54 countries. The AfCFTA will give entrepreneurs across the continent access to a much larger market. It’s therefore important that young African entrepreneurs understand how the AfCFTA could benefit them and their ventures. As awareness is raised, entrepreneurs should begin crafting […]

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Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana | CNN

Aanu Adeoye, CNN, CNN Farmers in Tanzania are using the Nuru app to better manage their cassava crops. CNN, Featured Image A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to boost her production. The farmer used an app on her phone based on TensorFlow, Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that the company outsourced to help developers create solutions to real-world problems. When people think of Artificial Intelligence, they most likely think of scenes from science fiction […]

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These 7 African Trailblazers Will Be Speaking at TEDGlobal 2017 in Tanzania – OkayAfrica TANZANIA—Last month we were excited to share the 10 African innovators among the new class of TED Fellows in anticipation of the TEDGlobal Conference 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania this August.

TANZANIA—Last month we were excited to share the 10 African innovators among the new class of TED Fellows in anticipation of the TEDGlobal Conference 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania this August.

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In Conversation: The Founder of Afrobytes Tells Us Why the World Needs to Focus on African Tech – OkayAfrica PARIS—Afrobytes is a technology conference for Africa co-founded by Haweya Mohamed and Amin Youssouf with the ambition of being a technological innovation hub between Africa and the rest of the world and to extend a marketplace for African technologies.

PARIS—Afrobytes is a technology conference for Africa co-founded by Haweya Mohamed and Amin Youssouf with the ambition of being a technological innovation hub between Africa and the rest of the world and to extend a marketplace for African technologies.

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