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Nigeria's Channels Television, The Guardian Nigeria, and Legit.NG areamong the 87 recipients of GNI Youtube innovation funding. The funding is meant to help newsrooms and publishers to strengthen video capabilities and innovate new formats for video journalism.
Mobile money subscriptions in Kenya are just 300,000 short of 30 million, according to the sector statistics report for the first quarter of the 2018/2019 (financial) year. This report was released by the Communications Authority of Kenya. Kenyan digest has more on this.
Join us at TC Townhall: The State of Healthtech in Nigeriaholding on January 18, 2019. The event will convene some of the leading healthcare innovators, investors and policymakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the sector as well as put together proposals to support the growth of the sector. Our theme panel includes healthtech entrepreneurs with a wealth of experience, investors and government representatives. There will be a legal workshop and we will also unveil our Nigeria Healthtech Industry Report. Sign up here so we can notify you when registration goes live.
MEST is calling for young African tech entrepreneurs to take part in their one year, fully sponsored entrepreneurial training program in Accra, Ghana. You can apply or recommend someone from your network.
Ventureburn reports that Cape Town-based startup HouseMe announced last week that it had secured fresh “multi-million” Rand investment — the company has not revealed who the investors are or the exact amount of the funding. HouseME is a digital platform that connects prospective tenants to landlords with full automation of the letting agency process and transparent rental pricing.
South Africa is the fourth country on the list of top 20 countries most affected by spam calls according to this Truecaller report. The amount of spam calls has increased from 15 to 21 spam calls/months from last year. Kenya, Morocco, Egypt, and Nigeria are African countries that made the list last year but have now dropped out.
Digest Africa has a new site and methodology. The methodology is to ensure that their information and data "are not only authoritative but useful and reliable." It has some interesting definitions and is a good guide for people seeking to understand tech-related terms.
A lot has been going on in Africa with Facebook. The guys at Facebook have been doing one thing or the other on the continent all year round, the most recent being their sponsorship of the TechCrunch battlefield in Africa. Check out this infographic distributed by APO Group on behalf of Facebook.
University of Cape Town-based research group, the Zamani Project, is trying to preserve heritage sites around the world and particularly in Africa, through accurate digital representations. They are using laser scanning and GPS technology, photogrammetry, 3D modelling software, Geographic Information Systems and animation software to digitally capture and preserve these sites. The full story is here.
We will be sending off the last edition of TC Daily for the year on the 21st of December, 2018. TC Daily will be back on the 3rd of January 2019. However, in between, we will endeavour to keep you company during the holidays across our platforms. Keep an eye out!