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Charity attacks Band Aid’s ‘helpless Africans and white saviours’

With the January sales upon us, the seasonal soundtracks have disappeared from the shops. For most of us, it will be another 11 months before we’re once more subjected to the plaintive wailing of “Do they know it’s Christmas?” Band Aid’s 1984 hit single made it more difficult for the UK public to ignore one […]

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US

Safeguarding Africans’ safety and freedom in the metaverse |

BY PETER AROJOJOYE Imagine you can interact, socialise, and work entirely in a virtual world. That is precisely what the metaverse allows you to do. The metaverse is a virtual reality platform enhanced by artificial intelligence, virtual reality, machine learning, and augmented reality technologies.  While the metaverse is replete with boundless potential, it, however, comes […]

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Meta wants to bring the metaverse to Africans through their cell

Meta sees a huge metaverse business potential in Africa—$40 billion added to the continent’s GDP by 2031. This ambitious goal has one major caveat, “only if the metaverse were to be adopted and grow in a similar way as mobile technology.” But the continent is grappling with challenges that if not addressed mean it will […]

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Sports

World Cup 2022 – Canada 1-2 Morocco: North Africans top Group F

Match report as Morocco beat Canada 2-1 thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri; North Americans hit back through Nayef Aguerd’s own goal; Croatia’s draw with Belgium sees them and Morocco progress to last 16, with Roberto Martinez’s side and Canada crashing out Source link Related Content Man Utd new boy Weghorst falls […]

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Opportunities & challenges for Africans in the metaverse economy

All over the continent, digitalisation is gaining prominence. It’s changing how we do business, carry out our work, interact with others, and access public services. An excellent example of this new development is the surge of innovations sparked by Africa’s thriving startup ecosystem. The metaverse is evolving, and it is the next phase of the […]

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Metaverse Design Thinking Course 2022 for Africans – Opportunity Desk

Deadline: November 20, 2022 Applications for the Metaverse Design Thinking Course 2022 are now open. The Metaverse Programme has a goal to celebrate diversity and educate talented designers and architects from African countries through workshops and lectures on Metaverse Design Thinking and provide them with a sustainable network of professionals in order to bridge the […]

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Life Style

‘You just have to plan’ How South Africans live with power cuts

Sacha, 24, is Lynne’s son and, after living in Pretoria for most of his life, moved to the UK two years ago when his job in the British military sent him to Scotland. He recalled time spent in Britain before moving to the country permanently, when he worked at a primary school, and there was […]

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Finance

Global inflation pushes millions of Africans back into poverty

Jadson Mankwala has been hit so badly by rising prices that he has been reduced to scavenging twigs for firewood, no longer able to afford the small plastic bags of charcoal for sale in the Malawian city of Blantyre. “I’m struggling to buy energy to cook at home, so I have gathered wood,” said the […]

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Block Champion 2022 – global blockchain start-up competition for emerging Web3 entrepreneurs and developers (US$300,000 in funding) | Opportunities For Africans

Application Deadline: September 30th, 2022 Block Champion is a global blockchain start-up competition for emerging Web3 entrepreneurs and developers all over the world, hosted by Emmerse (the Blockchain Division of VietChallenge), Hectagon, and HUB Global. Block Champion discovers the world’s most innovative blockchain solutions and fosters their growth through mentorship, networking, and access to funding. […]

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UK

Meghan had South Africans in tears with pride on wedding day – VIDEO

Meghan Markle faced backlash after claiming in her latest tell-all interview a South African actor had compared her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 to the moment Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. The Duchess of Sussex alleged a member of the cast of the live-action Lion King film made the comment as they met for […]