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U.S. Ramps up Wild Horse Roundups in Drought-Stricken West
U.S. Ramps up Wild Horse Roundups in Drought-Stricken West
"Throughout this hour we've been following how the rain and wind from hurricane ida is punishing the southeast. But we can't forget that all this is happening. While the west is experiencing severe drought and that drought is not just affecting humans. Wild horses are dying. Due to a lack of water the federal government is trying to save them by rounding them up and adopting them out across the country but as nevada. Public radio's nate heggie reports. It might not be the solution. It appears to be black helicopter. Swoops past a group of wild horses running across western. Utah's high desert. It's mid morning already on. The helicopter is trying to herd them into a corral. Lisa read is watching the action while sitting on a blanket under an umbrella. The helicopter works like a sheepdog. It works the horses from side to side guiding them to the direction that he wants them to go read is with bureau of land management. Right now. her agency is in the middle of a huge emergency campaign to get roughly six thousand. Wild horses like these out of the desert and into private stables or pastures across the country. That's because the drought in the west is so severe this summer. That it's killing horses. People wanna say let mother nature take. Its course but boy. That's the stuff. Nightmares are made of reed remembers reading reports about a small group of wild horses who died from dehydration during the west last severe drought two decades ago. There was one full. That was still alive and It was nursing off of a dead mom. That's heartbreaking wild horses rounded up. Today are faring better not by much at a nearby row. Some of the mayor's look got you can see their ribs and their hipbones and that is definitely a direct impact from the drought unlike other desert critters such as bighorn sheep or mule. Deer the federal government. Can't just let wild horses die off. They're protected under a fifty year old. Federal law it mandates. A set number of healthy horses living on healthy range lands. But lately the beale has argued that there are too many wild horses on those range lands. That's creating unhealthy conditions and the drought is just making things worse so the rounding them up and adopting them
Martin Luther King, Jr. Fortnite New Game: I Have a Dream Speech
"Epic games the company the developers behind fortnight have done something kind of interesting it also kind of ties into what i cover for npr. So i thought it was really interesting. It is as we pointed out in the last segment. It's the anniversary of the march on washington. And dr king's i have a dream speech and they've worked with time studios in time magazine to create this experience called march through time. Players can be teleported to what they're calling. Dc sixty three which is like this kind of a reimagined alternate universe. Washington dc built by users. And you can actually take your character and traveled to the lincoln memorial and the national mall. And here recordings of dr king. Giving the i have a dream speech. There are also like many games that you can do. Yes are you doing the usual fortnight stuff while you're there like my question. This is my question to an eye full disclosure. I have not gotten a check out this experience myself yet but a really smart gaming journalist. I follow erin ashley. Simon actually did you can find on twitter. She put up a four minute. Video of what people are doing. And yeah there's some of the emotes as they call them of people dancing and things like that but you can also hold up signs at the rally. There are collaborative experiences. That are sort of educational. There were puzzles. So yes some of the traditional fortnight stick. But there's also kind of a learning angle here too. I see people describing it as like an interactive online museum.
How Choosing a New Host Got Messy at ‘Jeopardy!’
"You live under a rock. You probably know there is drama over the new host of the game show Jeopardy. A slew of guest host took the helm of the show as it tried to fill the shoes of the late host Alex Trebek. This week, it announced that producer Mike Richards will be the main host and actress Mayan Bialik will host a special episodes. But many fans were like Mm. Because they wanted to see director author literary advocate and Star Trek actor Levar Burton get the job before his audition week set, some say suspiciously during the Olympics, Burton gushed about his excitement. I've been a fan of jeopardy for all of my life, and when this opportunity came by, I could not pass it up. Social Media raved about his performance. Welcome Mat Donna and Brian. Let's play Jeopardy! Here are your categories. Name that Beatles, too. But Twitter caught fire. When Richards and Bialik were announced with comments running from Megan McCain's Why couldn't they just give it to Levar Burton? Like literally? Everyone on the planet wanted to geometric sleeps? How did jeopardy goes so out of its way Not to give llevar a job burden has been gracious tweeting. The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and fans alike has been incredible Bialik and a move not likely to endear her to his fans posted from her bet on Instagram that she's a fan too. And if you don't like me as the new host of Jeopardy, I'm sorry. I love Levar Burton. I've worked with him on Big Bang theory. I really have great respect for everybody who guest hosted and, um I think it's really amazing that it's a woman host of jeopardy. I think of a woman, so it's really exciting. It's very big Deal. Jeopardy's 38 season begin September 13th
Texas House Speaker Signs Civil Arrest Warrants to Return Absent Democrats to Chamber
"Arrest warrants for fifty. Two absent democrats were signed by house speaker dade full on late tuesday setting in motion the potential roundup of lawmakers who've avoided the capital in order to stymie. Gop elections bill. The house voted eighty two twelve tuesday to authorize law enforcement to track down the democrats just hours after the texas supreme court cleared the way for the house to order them back to the chamber to secure a corum. The warrants will be delivered to the house on wednesday morning and the move will likely further inflame partisan tension the house one republican voted against authorizing arrest warrants representative lyle larson of san
NFL Sets Stiff Penalties for the Unvaccinated
"Is cracking down to get players to get Covid 19 vaccines Just days before training camps began, All 32 teams got a memo saying outbreaks among unvaccinated players could cause teams to forfeit games. That would be costly for both the teams and players CBS this morning Saturday, co host Dana Jacobson explains Why there's this no nonsense approach. There's Brady's past Grand Kowske. At the end of the 2020 NFL season, the league managed to crown a champion. Getting there wasn't easy. Covid outbreaks among teams forced the league to reschedule several games, which caused logistical and financial headaches. NFL team owners want to have these games played in full and as safely as possible. Jonathan Jones is a CBS sports NFL insider. He says the league hopes to avoid a repeat of last year, which is why it sent a memo to all 32 teams Thursday, warning that if a covid spike on a team postpones again, which can't be rescheduled, the team responsible will have to forfeit shoulder the financial losses and players on both teams won't get paid. The memo upset several league stars like opera wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who posted then deleted this tweet being put in a position to hurt my team because I don't want to partake in the vaccine is making me question my future in the NFL. He later posted. I got about nine more years than me. You look at the monetary side of this, and of course, it does not benefit the owners to miss out on any of these games. Jones says The NFL memo is proof that owners don't think enough players are protected. You want to be able to deliver on the entire 17 game schedule and then play a full postseason and deliver Product to all of your fans, all of your media partners, Dr.
Using AI vs Content Creators For Newsletter Content
"I am ben amazed and ensuring you have to in the past year. The advanced. That have happened within ai. And i met with a fabio and it was really impressive to me that they are creating content. Be a not people. Writing is a hundred percent. Ai created and that notion that you can create in that way versus staggering as second as you read it and you go through all of the different newsletters that they have. It is absolutely impressive. Yeah i mean. I think that the artificial intelligence ability to understand signals in data is obviously something that humans can't compete with looking at the data. You can collect out of a social media network. How many times somebody tweets who that person is. What is the responsiveness of their audience to that content those all create data signals. And you essentially package up that information to figure out what is the most interesting content on the flip side. There's another model which i mentioned earlier. Brian lead up from the sounds. Profitable podcast something that i follow which is following the ad tech in the podcast industry. Somebody's got to create the content themselves. And that's an example of a creator pouring blood sweat and tears over an industry that they want so at some point you have to have the subject matter experts to filter so the answer is probably we need both. We need creators to create content than than we need artificial intelligence to sort through all the crap to figure out what's good to deliver it to the right person and the artificial intelligence is also creating the content it gets reinforcement by who is clicking on. What and figuring out. What kind of content should be sorted at wax. that there is no editor at essentials. At bobbio there are people who run the business people sales etc but it is a i within creative entity so the machines are taking over and they're creating the content now is this I think that there's two types of content. There is a link roundup. Hey we've gone through the internet. We've we figured out what the biggest best links are. We're gonna package those up and send them in a newsletter and that provides value because we're filtering through all the crap to bring you our audience the content that you want. That's why you subscribe to the newsletter. The part that's the most interesting. You don't need a writer to
Organ-on-a-Chip: Recent Breakthroughs and Future Prospects
"I'm kicking off the roundup today. With a story about organs on a chip. You know we just re Finished up our coverage of ice cr twenty twenty one so if you guys missed it i would recommend checking it out. We also have video episodes there so you can see us in all our glory but in that meeting there was a lot of talk about where we are and where we're going and a lot of that revolved around these kind of organs on a chip. Which i know ruin you're working on as ips cell derived Tissues organoids. Even but they're in a kind of complex chip type architecture allows a connection of different tissues and organs and see how they communicate with each other and it is the next wave I have a story here about the long. It's a kind of airway on a chip idea and you know it's basically idea. They didn't long In order to function you have clearance By airways cells eliminates the inhale pathogens and foreign matter. And that's done by these multi airway cells k. And it requires coordinated silly airy beating among cells. And if you have failure to properly orient the silly silly and coordinate that sillier a beating you get a lot of conditions like chronic bronchitis recurrent pneumonia This is implicated in various human diseases. Most notably a inherited disease Primary sillier disconnect. Which we're going to circle back to pc d- When it comes to like the ips in organoids world in trying to model This these multi steely aided airway cells. it's a challenge because getting the cells is not so much the problem as much as Using the conventional methods which is air liquide interface. It's hard to get the coordinated. Silia they don't they aren't coordinating their beating And it's thought that mechanical stress has a role in in coordinating sillier there but the existing system. Which is these in-vitro air liquid interface. They don't do a good job of addressing that are modeling The
Biden Administration Concerned Over Debate of Current Election Laws
"Up at lots. school That's perhaps this the most fall if diplomatic not way vaccinated, of putting it. Some would according say they're going too far. Others say they're correcting, uh, some changes that were made during the pandemic and trying to establish uniform standards across Lines. large, It's sprawling president states. is Randi Either Weingarten. way, it's a It's concern grounded in for both civil science rights organizations and common to sense. concerns Children that the Biden administration as young as 12 are now and eligible the meeting to comes get at an a covid interesting vaccine. time because Some issues remain You've got unclear, attempts like what to to take do with this teachers up and through students legislation who have not stalling been vaccinated. in Congress The while
Oil Prices Extend Gains After OPEC+ Talks Fail
"Well it it's standoff. Interesting choice of words Let me explain. What's going on here to the best of my ability in april of last year opec and its allies who together are known as opec plus or cartel all forgot choice. Awards there yeah. Yeah opec plus reduced its oil production by ten million barrels a day to support prices as demand dropped through the floor. A man demand dropped because of the worldwide pandemic well with demand rising now this year. Prices have risen. Well well over fifty percent. I believe the latest number. I've seen as fifty seven percent and now in recent days in an effort to curb that spike in oil prices. The opec plus group began discussions just last week to raise production by four hundred thousand barrels a month from august through december that would raise production by two million barrels. Those talks fell apart over the weekend. The opec secretary general set only only. The date of the next meeting will be decided. In due course kind of the equivalent of exactly exactly and oil prices continued to rise west texas intermediate this morning at seventy four dollars. Seventy five cents. A barrel brent crude at seven the world benchmark brent crude at seventy six dollars and a penny of barrel oil prices have risen to a six-year high as gail said earlier and with that energy stocks including shares of like occidental pete and conaco phillips they are higher as
Pentagon Releases Report on UFOs
A New Way to Build Muscle? the Benefits of Using an Electrostimulation Suit
"Or i folks so in recent weekly roundup i. I reported on what i think. I called in the roundup. Possibly the world's most efficient new way to work out. And i told you to get ready for the next frontier of something called electrical muscle stimulation which is also known as ems. And i've done podcasts. On coma stimulation before. I've done articles on used it from muscle retraining of for recovery of it for building strength. But it's always been an issue because you gotta like get all these electrodes and put a bunch of gel on them and put them in areas of the body and precisely place them according to where the manual instructs you to and then they all have a bunch wires hanging off of them that you get tangled up in while you're working out and don't get me wrong. Those units work but by the time i guess setup for workout. It's like ten fifteen minutes. And by the time i take everything off. It's another like five to ten minutes. And so i was. I was my my ears. Perked when my friend martin was over my house and he had the suit in a bag that he brought with him and he pulled it on and it looked like a suit that worn in new york city once for an electrical muscle stimulation workout. But that suit. I wore new york city. Stalled wires coming off at this thing. He just pulled on flipped open his ipad and it automatically stems your body like full body workout without you doing anything except like pulling this suit on and so i got one and i've been using it and it's a total game changer. Literally just pull on the suit. You select from any of the workouts on the app in this personal trainer. Walks you through the whole workout which which is actually a functionally workout like squats inside lunges and presses and cardio movements power movements but the intensity gets automatically adjusted as you go so the trainers kind of making it harder as you go. Even though if it's super too much simulation for you can kind of adjust it and it is one of the coolest time hacks for exercise. I've discovered in a long time this like as seen on. Tv get's six pack abs. You're sitting on. The couch is like full-on like athletic. Functional training that you can do with a full body electrical muscle stimulation suit. And i would say my only complaint about it is that it makes you sore. Because you're using all these muscles used before and your overriding. Some of your brain's tendency to hold back a
Biden Signs Juneteenth Holiday Into Law
E3 2021: A Look at Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
"Montreal revealed its next project and it's huge. It's marvel's guardians of the galaxy. So you play a stalled. As i third person single player adventure strong narrative. And it's the studios own take on guardians of the galaxy rather than being anything based on the mcu movies or in square in other game. Marvel's avengers everyone's going to experience. The same beginning and end with the game is going to offer various decision based variations. They also going to come on the other guardians and combat at the touch with butts in calling on specific moves from damore groot rocket or
"roundup" Discussed on African Tech Roundup
"Do you want to stop there and let me speak to the village for a moment and by the village i mean everyone. We imagined to be part off. I need this immediate community of people who are committed to extracting and exchanging value via this platform. Which is obviously podcast. I but extends to live events. Human interactions that we've curated over the years and in value that we've packaged and exchanged in sometimes Not so linear ways right and so many of you who are part of this village. It might surprise you to know that the entire premise. This african take roundup. Didn't start out as you know this. Altruistic platform designed to serve africa and the world in this profound way. If i'm terribly honest the started as an accessory to a broadcasting career a tv one was in decline some six years ago and the certain and delay reached out to a co founding partner with a great newsletter to lawrence this platform as a means to you know to preserve and hopefully cultivates ongoing relevance as a broadcaster right and then over time that turned into i guess serving people to. I won't say that it didn't matter to me that we will making a difference and actually serving the community and the broader continent in the world. But i have to admit that the primary objective of setting up this media platform was to advance a personal agenda now. Do i think that agenda wasn't a furious. No but i will tell you that that agenda did shape and influence what does platform would be. And how would assert itself. Now i happen to think i have on most days a decent conscience and a desire to do good but we i think learning this well that nobody not even a guy called delay who started oko founded a platform like this can be trusted to shape an agenda without bias however tiny or seemingly harmless that bias might be and so one has to think about what the safeguards to ensuring that bias doesn't overcome the good. We want to do what we want to see done with a platform like the african tick roundup and as the co founder and executive producer of this platform. I had to take a hard look at myself primarily the team. I have chosen to surround myself with to advance this mission and the broader community. We need to ask ourselves what needs to be brought to bay in order to safeguard some of the values that we would like to see a spouse by a platform like african take roundup also terms like would ownership as broad principles idea that you know you definitely want people who care and are committed to the values we espouse. You want those people to have a voice in in how this this platform evolves and delivers on its mission right because you want people who have a sense of stewardship to actually influence where it goes and not just people who might buy in for some other agenda whether it's a profit motive otherwise and so from that perspective it sounds like oh yeah governance. Big deal give some votes..
Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK
"Despite the good weather and the com- see at not always been harmonious g seven summit in corpus bay. A row has erupted between boris. Johnson and french president emmanuel macron who in a heated discussion about sausages and post brexit trading difficulties reportedly said that northern ireland was not part of the same country as the rest of the u. k. The foreign secretary spoke to andrew more about the incident. So far as you're aware we've spoken to prime minister. I'm sure did president. Matra franz describe northern ireland's being not a proper full part of the uk when you forgive me if i don't divulge the The detail of what was discussed behind closed doors. This and actually i would. I can tell you there. Is you figures here in carb's bay but frankly for months now and years have characterized the woman that under somehow separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts. It is a failure to appreciate what speaking around northern ireland in those times and approaching the issue of the northern ireland protocol in those terms does causes damage to businesses from both communities in northern ireland. Creates deep consternation. And we wouldn't talk about catalonia in barcelona in barcelona or corsica and france in those ways. What we want now is a flexible approach which looks at all of the provisions in the northern ireland protocol not just those that protect the eu but those that protect free flow between trade between great britain and ireland. The ball is in the us court. The pm was very clear about it. We're willing to be flexible and matic. They must come back with the reciprocal goodwill to make
George Floyd's Family Meets With Biden and Lawmakers on Anniversary of Death
"President joe biden met with members of george floyd family at the white house to mark the one year anniversary of floyd's death and during this private meeting biden expressed a renewed commitment to the police reform bill. Bearing floyd's name floyd's brother felonious spoke to reporters after the meeting. This this thing if you can make federal law to protect the bird which is the bald eagle. You can make for better allow to protect people color shane. What's in this proposed. Police reform bill. Well we've got right now or a number of different provisions that would do things like Probably most notably a banned the use of chokeholds bhai police Which we've seen used in other circumstances including fatal incidents with that. The police were they have used these chokeholds and someone has died also strengthened federal civil rights. Laws would create a national database to track officer misconduct. The big sticking point though and this is where republicans and democrats are at loggerheads is over this issue of qualified immunity which is essentially taking that away would make it easier for individual law enforcement officers to be sued over their conduct on the job. This qualified immunity. That they enjoy right. Now it can act like a something of a shield and this is a place where republicans wanna keep that in place but democrats are advocating taking that away. Particularly in the wake of george floyd steph which remember involved more than one officer who's already been convicted and that death so that's kind of where they are right now and there. Was this hope to have this. Bill done in time for the one year anniversary of george floyd death but at the politics of this have have gotten in the way. And you've seen the floyd family really publicly pressuring the president to do more on this one of george. Floyd relatives actually wasn't at the white house. She was out protesting and publicly calling on biden to basically make good on his word end to end to kind of put pedal to the medal. Here and get this thing through
Congolese Residents Flee Goma Amid Warning of Second Volcanic Eruption
"Hundreds of thousands of people would likely need assistance in eastern democratic republic of the congo or drc as people in goma continue to flee the threat of further eruptions by mount nyiragongo un humanitarian said the first eruption on the twenty second of may killed over thirty people and the gohmert volcanological observatory has warned that the risk of a new rupture is israel. The un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or archer said on friday. It reported strong tremors on thursday one of them measuring four point nine on the richter scale along with large traffic jams out of goma with some four hundred thousand people potentially on the move you in children's fund unicef one third. Two hundred eighty youngsters may need help. The agency said that many of those who left game in the first wave headed to nearby sake which is an area produce cholera outbreaks where at least nineteen suspected cases have been recorded in. The last two weeks needs already high in this part of the country. North kivu where more than two million are already internally displaced and three and ten are severely food insecure
No, China Didnt Just Ban Crypto
"What's going on guys. It is tuesday may eighteenth. And i don't know about you but it has been so many days of endless meditation and analysis on the meaning of musk that today. I thought i'd do some good old fashioned news. So this is one of those shows. That's roundup of about five topics. Basically extended brief. And i want to start with cryptos allies on capitol hill. We're so used to looking at regulatory risk in the loud politicians don't like bitcoin and crypto that we forget that this cycle has much stronger than we've had in the past. Here's one example yesterday representative. Tom emmer a republican from minnesota reintroduced legislation that would prevent the irs from penalizing taxpayers forked assets until the irs can provide clarity on its policies. Basically imagine that someone forked bitcoin into bitcoin alon rules and airdrop do your equivalent holdings on the new chain. But you didn't want the stupid. Bitcoin rules because he does not rule well according to guidance from october twenty nineteen the irs would say that your bitcoin ilan rules holdings would count as taxable income surprise surprise and other inland coin. Messing up your day. This approach says emmer and everyone in the crypto. Space is ludicrous. In fact it shows plainly that regulators can't just straight up apply existing thinking to this new domain now. This is the third time this legislation the safe harbor for taxpayers with forked assets. Act has been introduced. So let's hope this time it actually passes next up is long bitcoin. The most crowded trade in the world. According to bank of america's fund manager survey. The answer is yes. This is a poll of one hundred ninety four fund managers who represent five hundred and ninety two billion in assets more than forty percent of them say long. Bitcoin is the most crowded trade in the market. That's up from a little under thirty percent last month. Long tech and long. Es g both come in with over twenty percent of the vote as well short us treasuries even makes an appearance with around seven percent of the vote. This is getting some traction in the news because previous peaks have been associated with relative tops in other areas such as us treasuries in march of last year.
"roundup" Discussed on African Tech Roundup
"Necessarily as as relevant to market needs or relevance to to consumer needs as as perhaps what's being sold their spot on just give you probably practical examples to illustrate his? I mean you find that. Most of the economies in Africa talking about cashless economy or cash. Light I mean to say but the population or the the economic agents at day ready or do you have the infrastructure required to do to be cashless. It's all there. Do you have the right mindsets of economic agents to move to cashless? It's to their people but people are saying we have mobile. We have mobile penetration. We're ready so it's it's a journey. I call it Jenny. It's not just above only click. And then you have the results. So yes mobile. Penetration is high but how many mobile accounts mobile money accounts? The still not. Many not many as phones or numbers. So what we're saying is because it's a journey less take baby steps that required for you to transition into cashless give you an example of most of the banks and even regulators in Africa. They're not willing to approve bricks and mortar brushes. What they turn them. They tell any spe- to do it to indeed deploy agency bunking but agency. Monkey is costly channel as well now. What we see is that most of the seals are saying we can share these network way. Do we invest in infrastructure? Let's compete on value proposition rather infrastructure. Which is a mind a mindset shift indeed because most of the times they are competing infrastructure. Now it's on value proposition. So I liked that so what it is like what we support we say. Well let's support you to deploy a network ten thousand agents or fifty thousand eight hundred thousand agents everywhere it's plug and play so you hook to it. Any citizen can get ourselves from any learners. Then there's a competition on service and products interoperability. You can't talk about cashless if plots you can't move money from one platform to another or from one provider to another and that's a problem so we need to break. Those walls ensure that they've research is ready. The mindset is ready the is ready to align to that goals and that's what I call a mindset shift. Some of what you're mentioning to me counts as what I liked to dub engineered frictions so I wonder like twelve extent is the future. We all dream about a matter of powerful people in organizations and legacy institutions allowing us to walk into that future verses the market or the the consumer base not being ready for it. I would say that. The legacy systems or the Cubans in the markets might not because there but the phoenix wheel. And if that's where we need to provide them with the right Prerequisites say that this concept about open finance or banking open finances a whore. I think we need to let the Phoenix to hook to the data sets. That are there today frustration. That is there to have access to the clientele base because that's normally denied in this current age so we need to how platforms that have open. Api as kind of policing where Phoenix. We've innovations can plug and play and then have very productive of fruitful kind of partnership between the incumbants. We've the new innovators which are intakes. And does we change the landscape and that will bring value to the to the mass market given your exposure to employ years within the context of the work. You do what would you say is the biggest challenge they have in helping to bring more jobs online? I think of the enterpreneurs. They don't want to build businesses that are cross the generational the bill businesses for themselves. One day possum. Then even their their son or daughter continue to be this which is so bad. The should be businesses that are looking at three generations ahead and does very critical. When you build a business from that perspective it will have potential to create more jobs. So that's one but number two. Let's move beyond boundaries owing supremo us. I'm not looking beyond the markets that they have. They're not looking at innovative ways of solving the big market. This that is out there. And we've that limited my thinking I think you can't create modules but also managerial capacities in terms of yes proven to your business or your product or service but how are you managing to be more efficient and what I say. Fishing really doesn't say that you want you're bringing technology probably won't play. My people know you still employ people but in another way and in a more productively. And that's what we are looking fort. So what's the big capitalists dream for an organization like yours or is there one? I mean you mentioned thinking with your head as well as your heart now does does one cannibalize the other at some point. What does your work at scale? Look like what's the big dream. So the big dream really is identifying sectors with high potential greeting modules in every country in sub Saharan Africa. Then say well this does have petitioned. These sectors are competitive for you. As an economy and these sectors they have required prerequisite for you to excel and be have a competitive advantage or comparative advantage. Now upside in fine those high potential kind of signals then we need to invest in them for them to be able to create the droves. That and I'll just give you an example for my country wonder where we look at our group processing as a sector that is has hypothetically to create more jobs but also due to drive experts revenues. Now looking the second second as light manufacturing. How do we substitute what we putting? We've led manufacturing. We don't need to put up a big plant. But what are those units that will come and produce exactly what you importing country and those ones? They have potential to employ more people. You have a small light. Plant that might employ two hundred people five hundred people in a row. So that's variable and because you have a big market of recent that we have signed the the Free Tra Daria Across Africa. So many countries have signed that so. It's high time now for economists to think. What are we good at? What is our comparative advantage? How do we deploy sources in those sectors where we have comparative advantage and create more jobs and some of these markets with the potato industry in in Rwanda case in point? Yes peduto in threes there because I mean we have a lot of potatoes and most of the Times. When new produce at have Stein we are not able to. Even I mean kind of store the overproduction that we have the harvest. And that's really a big problem. We need to have chips plants so we have one already that is so how do we produce and deliverance? Taw and to make sure that we delivering or we are producing for the mass market. So we shouldn't have excess the next door the next day. I mean the the counter next door is starving. They need poodles. That's autorite and that does where we are looking at. So what are those critical sectors that we can develop? We can metro will bring efficiency and rights social so to produce for the most while creating jobs and so I imagine. Ucla Organization as a catalyst to this process. Or Yes. Yes I in fact our organization and as I said that entire network. We're looking at this and we are glad to have partners who actually think alike. And I want to see more. You've employed might even put in normally grants or technical assistance. But you want also to put city capital catalytic funds to catalyze investors from abroad. Fda's and that's good. I recently learned that the Ikea Foundation actually owns Ikea the business. I don't know if you knew that and I'm just listening to you wondering if there isn't a way to save God. The next generation of capitalist interests by having capitalist enterprise grow out of organizations like yours now granted. I had didn't grow out of the foundation this early but I think there's something to be said for for the role of of nonprofit enterprises like yours setting the pace. Even how businesses? Dan Impure capitalist. Hurt I think that's all that's all and those kind of enterprises that we are talking about. Really you nuke them and you find that they would benefit more so it's not benefiting one individual but Providing jobs it would be the mass ownership would be diversified and US very interesting. So I'll give you an example of Unilever they're waking with wood foundation across Africa in plantations have a Modo is philanthropy but they have a more where they come invested into Factoria and these factory is owned by the growers and after seven years they have invested in the right machinery the right processes the right quality. They started exporting of them. The push in the factory to a very good level in terms of efficiency then they exit. They have recouped. The investment they leave the management and the equipment's we've small farmers with hundred percent ownership of the foster emerge. So they're getting jobs and they're getting dividends from the Fox or the because it's there so I think we need to bring those innovative models that benefit Mus and and they believe yes capitalists. We'll still solve but I think we need to create a second tier of organization interprises. That's owned by the local guys that are wherein that professional and that is featured. Sounds to me like you're redefining. Terms like disruption exits in a way that has had and thought about before. Yes I think. I think we need to enter this space. Not BECAUSE WE'RE CATALYSTS. We are coming to to challenge ecosystem system and make sure the systems work and exit to self disrupt. Almost exactly. I mean even ourselves we need to be disrupted for for us to deploy at models and protests. And that's what is up and it's been very enlightening and stimulating. It's been a pleasure. Thank you very much desk.
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"Opportunities they creating visit sparked a NGO that spark dot NGO. There's a move afoot to conscientise the NGO community around. The world often need to be relevant to the beneficiaries. They're trying to serve. And I wonder how how much energy you have to spend explaining what is relevant and necessary within context for the project you know need to happen in your country and how many compromises you have to make on the basis of the monies available. They want us to do it this way. I guess we'll have to do it this way for now. This is a very good question. I indeed it's talks to our approach our DNA as a Mug IT systems approach the way we implement pro the way we manage. We is sustainable. Call adaptive approach or management style. Where actually did situation on the ground circumstances on the ground dictate what we do? And most of the stakeholders that work with they know that so we say if something changes in the market then we should also change and adapt. And that has been for some players. It's all stakeholders quite hot. They don't they want to do it the way they have been doing it. I just deliver and a go but they don't look at the sustainable impact of these intervention. And that's what we are. Challenging is quite is not easy. Musi so it takes energy it takes convincing is tax influencing it takes really a lot of effort to to make everyone understand that you need to change approach and you need to support the right cause and how long do you think before you don't have to look very far for the kind of partnerships you're currently sourcing from Europe the US and other places like that how long before we have a viable market of development funding to resource organizations.
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"You perceive African nations wins as a seeking to cough p the quote unquote success. Because I mean depending on how you look at it I mean. It's hard to argue. It's not a success. The success off China's Anna's censorship of the Internet this ability of China to sort of. Do this double whammy of protecting its sovereignty and and also sort of catalyzing Technological innovation and limiting foreign interference but also making an impact on global business and it all seems linked to this decision to to make things as close as possible that and I suppose to. What extent is that a model you've observed even in places like Kenya and Ghana which you've by by your definition a more democratical less less closed? The must be some of those ideas that even places like that. I think we should. We should borrow this Levette. Well what what you will get his very different people are on the record after record so in China is seen as you said. It's very much not a success when it comes to like the popular understanding of course is the success when it comes to like like the boost of the economy and so forth beds the idea of lying these very powerful sensors space. It just doesn't fly with the vast majority of of human beings we just don't like that and then when you go after records things are very different that I remember this case I. We're speaking with one of the. Let's say ideolog off the token government at the time as they said Nigga and it was very interesting That's east conversation since at all all I do in my life is going on wikileaks and we down you. That was a conversation between between him. And the American bus at the time was done on the motto and it was really interesting to hear Sabbath Nigga to tell to the American eh ambassador while Chinese motor is what we need in this country so just straight into the face and that's what we would like to follow and it was interesting where they met so but he he was an old man at a time and and I told her that this conversation was an apartment. They had no idea. I don't think he spent a lot of time and wikileaks Dan when he spoke with me doubled down and he said well. You know what we really would like to follow the Chinese example. But it's just too complex we will never muster it but definitely Wanna learn something from the disconnect between what is being said and would have been done and I think I would encourage Addis callers to due to look into these into this gap because I think that's where we will understand what's the future of information societies in many African countries but globally is going to be like. We're going to need to have you back on the show to discuss this. This interplay that you've even started to allude to between promoting sovereignty promoting securitization retaliation this notion of a free but securitized Internet yet. It's just a fascinating thing to what extent it's already happening here on the on on the African continent and or something. We might desire in pots retort to your otherwise. I think that's just such a fascinating conversation that we must have on another. The Dave flooded might be fun to just give you guys throw stuff out there and get your reflex. Responses hot takes welcome to certain things have been trending and perhaps that we will We'll explore in greater detail later on when we get the chance Jack Ma is set to leave Alibaba. Go bed for the Africa usual neutral. I didn't give that as an option but I'll let that go. Let that go good. Glad for the for the Africa is in your Jack. Ma bought to leave alibaba acting as good okay China or at least Chinese interests Circling Celsius the beleaguered Mobile L.. Telco in South Africa buying that asset would make them one of the top four one of the top three mobile telcos in South Africa. Would that be good or bad for South Africa or broadly for for Africa. What do you think is you? Can I say good and elaborate on that okay very briefly. Good Fried so radio as head of rolling in cell and his many other Chinese companies did for the worked for the Safari Cohen and for for the Vodacom and so forth but he never put their face into the market so we know that some of the infrastructure is is built by these countries that they never got out there with their own brand names. Say Now we're going to provide services so it'd be fascinating to see how a Chinese company actually does into that space and be able to criticized sci-fi what doesn't work will appreciate what does work but that would be a first then. I will be very interested in see what happens. I don't know whether we should read into voter calm hinting At the fact that mobile devices on the network will start to be locked possibly towards perhaps the preempting a more China leads Mobile Telco Environment in South Africa. Who knows maybe ball remains to be seen? But let's let's move onto transient. Ipo I referenced earlier transients IPO in in China. Good or bad for us on the continental so definitely positive awesome. What do you recognise moderately positive? We're having minute okay because as you said earlier we discuss in very different. Shades is a fantastic that companies like techniques and transient are making values are allowing people to to afford a phone and be out there but We probably heard of of the like of African as Mobile companies like Mara started I into one and setting up shop in South Africa's well saw all again we headed examples of I strongly backed by governments. Boca Gumma was very instrumental in Myra not succeeding. was that the first part of the most famous one was like the European Union trying to to develop a search engine and was better than Google deport billion of of yours into that nobody ever. I don't even remember the name. The name of it so that doesn't mean that we have to. Ah As you guys said we agree there has to be a commercial In a reason why thorny can be just be like we buy it because it's an African phone but I don't know that space can be growth and With techno the Air Mara I think is going to struggle interesting points once you raise the Moving on over sixty thousand African students being invited to study in China on their dime Saudi. That can't be a bad thing. What do you think yes or no good Africa Africa? I think it's good okay. Straight good straight goods all right. Well what about about finally What seems to be China's warming to the idea of bitcoin good or bad for Africa We leave it But can I despise this up by saying it is quite telling that China has been for many many as has non. You probably know this senior backing the notion of moving the world over from its dependence on the US dollar to something perhaps a little more stable and less beleaguered by debt so Yeah the concert in that context. I wonder what the strategy might be in in in suggesting that. Perhaps bitcoin could be as good as its proponents. Suggest coming from right at the top of mind you and implications for Africa. Should we buy into this rhetoric. Yes or no I'm gonNA enforce it a hard yes or no from both It depends on his show. We did other so okay. Well I'll tell you I'll let you guys off the hook and to be. You guys are both showing your class because as we say here. over-simplification is the enemy. I'm forcing you guys is into hot. Take pockets which we don't typically do here on the show but I think it's a fantastic teasing what should come later and again I need to emphasize is folks. We're not trying to exhaustively establish the state of play between the continent in China impossible to a single show but I think what we have done successfully no small. Thanks to you is in your beyond the show is to lay the groundwork set the table for what needs to come next. Wendy what we should discuss next and so from that standpoint we look forward to hearing back from you. What do you make of all the things we've raised? I mean so much to dive into. We'll be sharing a ton of the resources we discussed in the show notes. Look out for that if you want to do some more reading on your own will certainly share links to issue new book but yeah please let us know what you make of this budding. I'd like to think biding Africa. China relationship that is now leveraging very heavily happenings within the taken innovation space. 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"If you live in particular parliament, you have less access to the good schools as access. Yeah. By fault by default. So there's the three taxation systems talking about and being shot at the bottom of that perimeter speak as most people are. Yeah. Growing up like that. And that's that's what she's talking about. And then there's getting to the top of that, pyramid because of her chievements and hard work, and obviously, you know, everything that's been invested in her. You know. And then obviously even at the top of that, pyramid because of her place in the world because Barack and of course in her own rights as well. And then to get to the top of that and realize that what that's not good enough either. Wow. That's not good enough and not just that other people other presidents telling that they respect a lot. I'm talking about common Americans looking down. No, you know, good enough still you're not one of us, I vote or you think you're better than us, or please. You don't deserve to be up there. You know, black people shouldn't be presidents wives or president. All the. And they deny women whereas feminity because someone's saying you're gonna be this started when it looks like that some of the critics would tell. Yeah. Real woman. Serena Williams, or women doesn't carry us off, like this a women. Isn't that powerful doesn't have that big comes all muscles biceps as strong as that shouldn't be serving a vet speed of executive? Wow. So imagine if we can kiss what causes one is going to levels guys levels, you know what guys listen I have to rope us in have to release him because we have a show to do. I'm glad I've let us go down this rabbit hole because I think it's part of our experience. So yet, three books, check them out, don't I don't know, tell us what you think my pick killing Caroline by Sarah, Jane king, you'll pick mock pre suasion by Charles Dini fantastic. And finally, of course, becoming by Michelle Obama, let us know what you think of those books and hit us up at African roundup on Instagram or Twitter hit us up on Facebook, Facebook dot com. For slash African tick roundup, or of course, drop us an Email via Hello at African tick run-up to come. So without any further. Do. VJ. I want you to help us set up the very first question here. What is the deal with this new wave of banking in South Africa? So someone on the outside who even under Hayes, then you thing happening in banking. South Africa hick? Yes. Welcome to it. But yeah, give us a sense of what's going on here in a new way, and perhaps overdue by many people's sense of things. It's to waive the Bank to a okay. One being banking. That's just helping existing banking customers easier. Less retail excess, meaning you don't have to go into brunch. Make it digital mo- funky Meghan. Interesting banking. That's not just banking anymore. It's combined with all okay. Online with other stuff. That's like discovery banking discovery Banking's, just bringing something new to people who already have access to banking actually. Let's put here for a little bit because I think prior to discover you have the likes of capitec, which I think has been the most disruptive if player in that space. Yes. So capitec would. Have taken on the big four banks, the likes of ABSA Standard Bank if in be and who would be the Standard Bank, if and be an adventure and they Bank so capita comes on the market. And basically, says everyone you being overcharged, whoever your Bank banking with you, being overcharged. This is what things should cost and overnight. They just take a ton of market share from the big four incumbents, and, and look. I mean do they deliver the full range of comfort and benefits that the, the, the full have come to be known for? No. But the vast majority of siphons, it would appear don't really care that the isn't an ATM around every single corner, or on checking to see how cool the, the Akron is and the branches. And that's not to say they don't have a high standard for what they expect in terms of in branch or, or just expecting a lot cheaper because Banking's just so expensive. The, the analogy is DS TV. Yeah. Tv. Keeps pushing the premium brand, and they say, hey, you can add more value by giving you more channels like is like no just give you the channel I want. And I'll pay less. Exactly. I love how you sum that up. So captain looks like we have what you want. Yes. At far less and the rest of the sleep of they don't have this, and they don't have that. And people like actually we didn't also that right? Yeah. You just increasing prices cheaper. Just make it cheaper and accessible and give me what I what I need and nothing beyond that in Catholic has done an incredible job in now. You mentioned discovery which I think is, again taking a similar argument but to a Pap, small high end-consumer within the same space. Yeah. Because it's like discovery thing he know what we haven't done. We haven't talked to the Crawford kill eating people discovery. By the way, is a highly disruptive insurance business that actually came out off, you know, a bunch of executives who got fed up with being at liberty and the ideas, not being taken seriously, eventually decide. Meeting, led by a certain Al Gore, is it? I'll go. I'll go is the inventor of the internet. This one is different gore in cold as the go. I'm looking for is Adrian gore. Thanks for that correction. So Adrian go and a bunch of others. Leave what was at the time and perhaps continues to be by some measure South Africa's largest life insurer. Liberty to start a highly disruptive insurance business called discovery which is gone onto to become the poster child for South African financial services and how to accelerate that space. And so they are now multinational business and they've stopped shorts up until now of being a Bank, they've had really innovative ideas around how to, to package lifestyle into an insurance offering to turn insurance into less of a grudge purchase and more something, you literally say thank you for, and so now they've taken that a step further and said, listen, we'll Bank you in the way you'll kale eating, hyper healthy cross. Supercross fit loving, self desirous. Yep. And that's it's sort of disruptive in a way because it's combining the existing model of, of discovery points, vitality points, and the whole fitness culture and putting it into the banking I suppose, it's actually a very automatic. It wasn't like it's an old brainer. I saw it. I was like, oh, that's obvious. Why not? Yeah. So okay, so that's the first bucket try. So we're talking about a bucket of change a wave of change. That's happening in the space off existing banking. The second one is something a little more novel and specific to South Africa wrecked. And that's the low cost banking, the banking where the weights equities on for the low middle income, even lower than that. It's your time Bank. What's the other one just know this time Bank, Obama zero and all of this happening in the wake off, impasse are coming to South Africa? Yes. And failing. Yes, and that, that made people. Allies, people want local banking, but it's not being implemented, well, because impacts are being run on the back of Nedbank doesn't quite work in needs to be its own thing. So came here, it, you know, the five Hautacam, partnering with Nedbank, which, again, is within the market position, as a sort of, you know, legacy white people. Brand. Exactly they were people who are looking for a low income really cheap system. They've, it came independently of the big banks. Yeah. And that's where it was. And when time Bank came along, yeah. Model was the same use the ATM's at the at big can pay. Yeah. Yeah. And you and you open ended will. Yeah. So it's just a matter of brand perception, and things like that this is so interesting. Yeah, what do you reckon wickets? I'm in so Pessa as a product is totally democratised financial infrastructure, if you will, right to the extent that you can call it a Bank. Mount money transfer. It's, it's very out say, ordinary right the person clothes anybody can access it. There is no, there's almost, no branding. I guess, even it's branding is really geared towards just the ordinary Kenyon, and to hear that they are strategies are Africa was to go. I guess to start at a higher tier. All the social pyramid, if you will so socioeconomic pyramid. That's a very interesting. I think that to me sounds like a bad deal, ma'am. Sure, there's a reason why they went that route, but clearly workout, so,.
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"Are not doing so well, but, but little better than South Africa. Hello, and welcome to the African tick roundup episode one hundred and twenty nine. This is where we round up the most important take digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent. My name is Andy Lima Suge, and standing.
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Very specifically to connect people have African Caribbean heritage through the culture, welcome to the African tick roundup doubt. Thank you. And thank you for having me. Like, I have to say we're going to go segue little bit like it's very very surreal for me to be here as somebody of African heritage doing tech in the vast Borer abroad your podcast for years has been. It's been a lifeline. Wow. Really? Because because we're so disconnected and Africa tech has been rising and rising. But I do see you as one of those that you've been brought in from the beginning kind of from before it was cool and everybody was doing it. And it's been a lifeline for us to listen to know, what's happening. So absolutely while that's really kind of you to say, thank you so much. For that formation and quite a privilege to have you on our show out. What do you Ince's in for a treat because you have an interesting vantage point being based in the UK big Nigerian and British being a woman in tech being a founder being an activist for people of color intake across the DASS, Brad. So they certainly there's certainly a lot. I'd like us to talk about and it start with how you self introduced you said Nigerian British. Nigeria. So what what goes into one or the other like a nuance day that I might miss as a sort of full-on Zimbabwean. Yeah. I think being quotas light die spur Nigerians abroad. Yes. Because sometimes depending on which country you are in. It's it's always been between two cultures say, for example, if I'm in Nigeria it's better for me to say, of course, I'm endured on proudly Nigerian if I put British the Nigerians will be like what's wrong with us. Why did you have to say that another side or whatnot? Whereas maybe in the UK, you could go and say, well, I'm British. I was born here. But at some stage in your journey oftentimes something will happen. They will remind you or they will ask you. Oh, but where you really for right? Right. So now the introduction. I just say both because then it's like everybody's cover. Everyone's happy behalf. And then I suppose it's curious to me as well. Because the whole African American things a big deal. But also quite loaded for some people who prefer black or black American. So give me a sense of why that loaded notion isn't your reality as a British African save right now in the UK and definitely in America. Diversity in tech is it's a very big thing. Now. So the government is dedicating funds specifically to accelerate. His to say, you know, you need to get more people of color organizations are going out of their way to say, the talent mehari isn't Representative of the society that was serving but in the UK now, I suppose it blackness officially a Tom has been coined cold. Beim familiar with the time. No, not what is it to beim. It's all capitalized B A M E. So now if you go to any conference, whether it's Google three my tech community, which I'm appalled supplies YES. We just did somewhat quintet conclusion hosted at Bloomberg bay beim stands for. Black Asian minority ethnic. So the corporates have Tom this is just a catch all anything. That's not whites now were under babe while and and none of us do believe also beim, what's because then the mainstream white people don't have to say black because that still sometimes still feels a little bit loaded. They don't know how to refer to us. So now, they can just say beim and an essence the issue with the beim umbrella is you'll saying that for myself as a black female in tech. I would be experiencing the same ask a somebody who's from Hong Kong an Asian male from from India. Yes, nation Bill from India or Pakistan, whatever, yes, it's all been swept on debate. It's actually hilarious. Because was so used to the Tom and where a through you'll start up you'll story tech community where we were reporting at there's a conference called tech inclusion is done by an American company called change catalog. List, which is led by two awesome, Americans as Wayne Sutton, and actually Melinda is a founder, and they were American so they came over and we would just bay and they had to stop at some point and say guy, what are you talking about? What does this beim thing? They would like, oh, so can we can we just go out on the street and be like, oh, hey, you Obame, and what doesn't work quite work that way, if minority so look I mean, let's use this as a springboard for an impromptu you hashtag village diaries, London. Okay. Let's call it that right because I'm fascinated by the quote, unquote, black experience of being in tech as a founder as a professional. I let's get that. Right. I mean, you're com. Si-, you know, Mazdas. You know, and oh undergrad what was your masters? My undergrad was in computer science than my masters was in technology. Entrepreneurship. Gotcha. So I mean, you're black female Nigerian British on the streets of London come now. So what's the temperature? I mean, it's I think it's somewhat unfortunate in that. And an uncle saw speak about my experiences may be the other other experiences may vary. But I suppose growing up over here, your parents will constantly tell you you have to be at least maybe full five times better than your white counterparts in order to be considered the same equal, and it's something that's embedded into us. So that's Nigerians abroad. If and when we are young we're making our educational choices that steer towards a good for something. We're told to good for something that has qualification something that's been hard that way. It's less it's harder to encounter prejudice. I guess when you apply for an example, if I'm an accountant like it or not I've qualified you have to find a very good reason to hire. Exactly. Whereas I seventy creative writer it could be oh, we just didn't like you're writing style. It's not the right time. So that means the myself personally. I mean, I always liked it schools. Kind of physics Matton logical things. My specifically chose the university of Manchester because that's actually where the world's first stored program computer was created. So you imagine back in the days of mainframe. Whether computer is Michael whole enormous firm, and they have punch cards. It was the first time the computer that actually hunters to something in Paris it so Manchester's kind of really good for by computer science. So that was where I chose that. Did that fool three years throughout that time? I kind of begin to realize the bits that I realized okay, I really like data. I like an analytics wasn't actually a time at the time. Right. But you know, it was just tells like I can find like are like Java or my degree. We were about two hundred people and eleven women. Two black females and blackmail while over starting super diverse, basically. Wait is exact something is three three hours two hundred which was fairly reflective from then while I was walking. I did a placement at Accenture using IT management consulting. So I had an offer for a job, and I graduated which and I would say to anyone out there listening. If you are at the study stage because we like to throw in bits of advice, get the work experience while you are studying because that sets you up when you graduate. So I then graduated and went straight to Accenture which actually gave me an amazing foundation that intersection of technology and business, and actually I found it a lot easier to my degree. So whereas computer scientists it's very Pugh discipline, right? So things like, discreet, maths architecture. Binary? I didn't realize how much math was in your. In that degree. So we're various rights will you with a write about, you know, that all school wisdom about listen to something super technical that you can sort of lead the pack at and beyond denial at so that no one can keep you out because you. Definitely absolutely fed way to to set way to have to live though, it's a subtle way to to have to live and cool swimmer advising younger people. Sometimes it's it's tricky to get that balance between follow your passion. And what you're naturally good at buses. What skills does the markets you're actually need? But for me personally, having technical skills. It's been invaluable. And I see it every every time in the east ecosystem you introduce yourself to someone and then eventually it becomes too. What do you do? And you say what I've done this. And I studied that. And you can see the surprise is pumping out of their head every time, which really we would hope it would have kind of moved be that. But I'm sedately. I mean, it's meant that. It's always been very easy for me to get jobs to negotiate contracts. And so yeah, no. But luckily, I enjoyed as well, you're I read enough logic. I love technology because I feel as people. Were always wrong. Like if you'll try to let something out you could isn't lacking of times will try and blame each other computers. Never wrong wrong. Yeah. We've just fed it the wrong thing. So there's something to be said for meritocracy as well weigh as oppose because we're all so keenly trying to move the needle for inclusion and diversity. It's easy to swing into the extreme where it's like, I'm black therefore, I should be entitled to exquisite. What's your filter sort of balancing that for yourself? I mean, there's say to explain I'm black therefore, I should be entitled to I suppose on some level. I subscribe to the idea that our relationships in business and in life should be value-based. And whether there's value it should be fairly created and fairly exchanged now. That's obviously, not the case when you think of our history as a people, you know, we've obviously been short changed throughout history. Systematically, so and continuously so and so there's. Obviously a moral imperative that that be corrected at the same time, I encounter young people who don't seem to see merit in putting in the hours doing the hogwash doing the things they don't like along with the things that they passionate about. So I feel like you have to balance. All yes, you get. So how so how to how do you how do you deal with that tension? And how do you for yourself? Have you know, what you'll fill to sort of dealing with those issues. I mean for myself Hasni being raised by two nine GM parents. And quite frankly, I was raised in the UK it might as well have been Nigeria because once you step into my house you were in Nigeria was the embassy. When Emma children's rights, you felt you had in the UK or you come Michael children U that'll. Once you cope. So for by-pass initially. I fully accept to progress. I have to do the things I like alongside the things that I don't like are used to come home nine ten years old. I will do the homework that my school had said that my mother would set me extra work to do on top of it kind of standard something I do now see with younger diaspora millennials coming through. So maybe like in the twenties nineteen and sometimes I get for example. I get intense, right? Sometimes the Commonwealth on Africa lake and I find very interesting a very classic thing. I hear from an intern is I really wanna come into African social media. It's about kind of dating and fun stuff. I really like social media, and you just begin to walk through. Okay. Here's a brand K his how much repose his how you do shed Joel. And then they'll be like, oh, but I didn't really like Twitter. I just really liked to do Instagram. Well, we'll say with a straight face.
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"This is one of those things that either goes ridiculously, well terribly bad. We have phones that work quite well. Yeah. What will these phones do differently? Let's pretend that we're one country where the Africans as collective have developed that point where they all have a collective pride in themselves, and what the continent office vying to brand made and what does made in Africa. Can mean what bit of it? I know the African Union is created a lovely idea around a unified market, but should lead to cross border trade and development will say let's hopefully they'll give everybody visas to see each other without any hassle lines so made in Africa telephones. Yeah, I don't know I brand with buying into here is that the idea that we're bringing manufacturing jobs too to the continent. How much of the manufacturing? Do we own will the Christians should we ask should decipher can should south? Africa regulators, lawmakers run these ones how many how much of this should interest when they chat with. Sheesh. Like, what are you actually bringing here for how long house license and gonna work? Are you making the phones on the continent from the raw materials that come from our soil versus usual play riches? You lock come in mine. Army sources will let you take out taxes involved. Thank you so much now, send it back to us. Finished. Now if. Premium if we should circuit that then I think the Mara fans agree, we thing and hope it's one of many if it is a partnership with existing brands, and it's really almost like an app on a phone. I don't know we have phones was it. A hundred one one thing that Africans have more funds than toothbrushes. Correct. Did you meet? Pathetic. I hope it's not true. That's really said because some people have to threes knee. Love folks. Bring on the dentists. But here's the thing though. I suppose, you know, there's the play that transient transient trenchant transient. I dunno depending on you pronounce it. Yeah. Yeah. So the guys own take no brands, of course, doing so great, and they're sort of digital domination plan for the continent way. They wanna own hard way, they own the version of Android put on the phones, they own own apps that model great model is that the plan is that what is getting our countries interested in in a she's idea is that the the idea that listen, if you own the handsets you own the customer, and it's a data play that, you know, we want to keep even though we tend to be think some reports say African adoption can be very sticky once that loyalty as maybe he's banking on that as opposed. Here's the question to you listeners. Give us a sense of you know, what you're feeling what is what is made in Africa say to you. What does it communicate to you? What do you think it should communicate? What do you think? Currently doesn't what. Do you think it should? And certainly if you're using a mate and Africa consumer device. I'm speaking to anyone who's you current using everyone, perhaps you are a my phone user in in days paused dipping summit of gone. So if you've used it, what was your experience, and what was was anything beyond sort of the the utility of buying a phone that you bought into that unique. We want to hear from you tweet us at African roundup, send us opposed at Facebook dot com forward slash African take roundup all Email us via Hello at African take round up. The. Now with had some interesting upbeat numbers to get us started not some issues at on so nice to talk about. So it's it's Tanzania verses the journalists, so we'll start the we've seen this coming..
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"Are you finding homeboys in home women home girls in the world of corporate Africa who think like that I actually willing to come to the table or is everyone suspicious of this former consultant to NC o of. Arguably one of the biggest data companies in the world. When I think Nobis caught up yet right at if you think about the world of commoditisation, you can keep focusing and what you do everyday unless you're product evolves to drive relevance losses, consumers, you're going to become disrupted twenty years ten years ago. We had one telco now we've got five telcos, and we have banks pertained to be telco. In fact, today this very day one of the banks decadent new MVP. No that's being launched in the market. So the entire notion of what a telco is changed. And in my former experience when the key things we learned was that to hold my relationship with my consumer it is in the product, it isn't even the price. It's how you make me feel. I wanna think about your question. I ask myself. What is it that we trying to achieve? We aren't trying to tell people that we really find as the new consultant of the new banks. What we're trying to say is we are hopping to solve very specific problems, humid like me. But the outcome we try to put forward she be so compelling it forces the conversation on collaboration and partnering night is to that. You may put up walls on your organization, but those walls will never last in a world of Democrats workforce of a global economy of Africa. That's now connected. All of the world where will Bank income from where we'll tell us come from the banks are telco's the retailers everywhere at the disruption will continue. So our view is differentiate yourself look to partner, but look to partner on a basis of value. When this value in the table and dealer everyone's prepared to talk. You know, we've talked about so far that the potential disruptive influence, you might be in the context of your corporate peers, I want to talk about the potential for macro disruption. Brought on by the internet as as Africans continue to come online, and certainly by decentralize. Technologies like blockchain technologies that are ushering in potentially a whole new dispensation of democratization in a way. We've never seen it before. I see a tension between those forces and the world that is so fine able the trans union to build competitive advantages on the basis of IP and digital assets that are protected by law. How do you see that narrative evolving in the context of your business, and perhaps outside of it? Well, I think one of the key things is that in the offline world we grew up in living in for our entire lives. There's not the notion of digital world one that you can see and feel and touch, but drives the economy's in a most recently got back from Colombia was asked to give a talk on financial inclusion in post-conflict Africa, and plied my lot my mind a lot to how Africa. Actually been so successful in overcoming some of the legacy. We've had as challenges, for example, we still struggled fiber and copper connectivity in the ground, but Africa embraced mobile, connectivity. We to three g connective as slow as it is in today's context, and we collectively across Africa a country like Kenya created pays her as a method of actually communicating from a currency perspective and entitled Konami that shares money via mobile wallets and not just the fancy smartphones via feature phones with the same continent that gave rise to the creepy crawly in your pool with the same continent gave rice zip-line that transport blood to the scene of accidents. So we're continent. It's actually on the cusp of disrupting global leading countries in terms of doing things when you bring that back home to your question when it's blockchain of some of the technology. I think Africa give. It isn't always up to speed with some of the development in other economies. We have the built in not just to catch up, but to leapfrog them in my mind, the likes of trenching other players in industry actually, collaborating by breaking on the walls. I loaded to earlier I think solution would require parts of established physical world businesses and digital businesses will when I think of blockchain as your example, there's a component of how ide- vacation the real world will converge having a solution tinted in the blockchain world as trenching and many organizations like ours..
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"Due. Listen in because this conversation off as useful insight into how a data lead legacy corporate like trans union Africa is grappling with the prospect of a future led by democratize technologies and open source collaboration. This is an independent African take round of production. The opinions expressed by me your host and those of my guests to not necessarily reflect the opinions of the presenting partner race. Hi, my name is leeann I I'm the CEO of trans union Africa. Welcome to the African tick roundup Lee. Thanks for having me. I appreciate it. Listen to my mind, you're one of those companies that's fairly ubiquitous. But quite unknown. I think on the streets and in terms of that John Reid. I think of the likes of Thomson Reuters, for example, everywhere technically, but also on the low somehow so massive listed entity multinational all over the world. But who the heck are you? So explain to people who have no idea what trance union is. And what it is. You do what it is you personally get up in the morning to help help do hit this company. Let us all in. Well, that's a broader question get so transient is an information risks of provider, which is complex itself. Africans Africans living in the continent. You probably know a company called IT right IT started in one thousand nine hundred one as the first bureau on African. Continents globally Africa's on the leaders in the credit bureau industry, very simply a credit bureau as you historically known. It is a entity that takes data of consumers and helps keep plays an industry make decisions too far lending is concerned. So you think about a Bank lending you money, but it's a credit card extending your personal or home loan..
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"Got that unlock. And if so like, we ways it from if you can speak on that. So so investment, we we've established partners, and we fairly confident that we've we've approached the white people, and we have an established relationship with them. So you're not looking so that's not an outcome. You need. You're not needing anyone to call you and go. Hey. Do you guys? Need an extra hundred mil. No, that's not necessarily it. But there's a very easy solution of for anyone listening to this internationally would just say Har. Okay. So they're going to need specialized equipment to to communicate with the satellites. They're going to need specialized hardware for the dishes for the Ellen NBA's for the installations. And to that I say if yours are African if you have any experience in this context, give us a call. Let's let's build it. I firmly believe that every single ground segment every single installation every single piece of equipment that we aim to install in people's houses on toes that we can build it. We can make it so African and we can make it for the continent. We don't need to rely on foreign forces for every single thing. If you're a telco, an a small, wireless point to point distributor. And if you get tired by getting cut off all the time with like some repeaters in some obscure tower somewhere breaking just consider putting down a single dish. With a wifi network. That's possible. You no longer need to actually have data being beamed in from urban or some obscure place. You can just have it where you need it. If you're a consumer, and you're interested in this. If you're a mind, and you're thinking, look, I've got a lot of data that I need to communicate across the continent. Someone like rural not rural. I hate that word remote Africa. Give us a call. Like, we can connect you point to point. And if you're a state, look, we are open for discussion, and we have done a homework. We have the established relationships, and we are more than willing to sit down and have a conversation on how we can make this solution work for you. All right. And I notice you you skimmed over where the money's coming from is it institutional money. Give me a sense. I'm not I don't know. He has no idea. No, he does. But he don't tell me. I Don, I'm I'm the engineer. So. Fair enough. I pushed them folks, I pushed them the point is the money's here consortiums together. But not railing of fancy sat. Thank you so much for being on the African tech roundup. Yeah. It's been a pleasure. So no sooner than switched off the Mike. I had to turn it back on because I just noticed or thinking back over the conversation..
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"One of the things that ADA is doing very practically is working with a you and Africa development bunk because we understand that you can't leave these people out of the conversation sickle, leave your enterpreneur, your blockchain guy out the or you end distributor legend technologies and probably in these technologies for the fourth industrial revolution. Same thing. Read the white paper check out the proposals on the site. If you can devote register yourself or just your organization and propose a particular thing that you like to be seen on the continent. This is your paternity to do. So on top of exactly what Felix saying is that a lot of us are in this technique. And in this space because he recognized the transformative potential it has for people and all of us are very eager to contribute to standard stuff Acilitator. So we have a Bassett as we have clearly selected ambassadors who represent African Development Bank who represent African Union infrastructure and energy commission who represent Republic of Mercia Kenya. And a couple of different other government representatives because we want to give people confidence that these standards will eventually become standards adopted by actual countries. Which is why like Felix said we thought it was very important to work with regional organisations because they have the power to implement these standards. Regionally? We meet we meet monthly with with Inada Bubba with African Union about this project, and there's there's an opportunity to actually really create standards. So reading away those racers element papers. Probably the first step. There's a shorter version and daily in Saint pages. So it's fine. I tell you to go the full everybody. But I take your point. And I love how your bossing it right now. Because it's like, listen all people need to do is just spend some time to see who's already involved was coming board as an ambassador, you know, a lot of brand names, you'll recognize multinational organization based on the continent. And and outside of it who have an interest in in what's brewing. Here. I I have to say it was quite important to us, even as we partnered with raise in in highlighting the growing need for education in the area of digital assets was really quite important for us to sense that this wasn't one organization or one sort of really driven idealistic individual or even three or four kudos to to the whole team behind aid half to all the individuals involved. Big, you know, high ten to you Marvin and Felix for making yourselves vailable, your cells, and your organizations and your. Your resource available to make this something we all can sit down and talk about in in real terms. So congratulations to you both. I sense that you know, I have to override my sense to keep this conversation going because the point realism to be exhaustive here. The point is to start a conversation that we have no doubt will continue long past this particular podcast and even the series where recording and so with that said, I have to thank you. I feel like my sharia, and of course, thank you Marvin Colby for both being on the show and for being part of this the series. Thank you delay. And we would like to say thank you to a lot of people who work in active in a project as we sit in studio. I mentioned the names earlier just I am Gumby who's coach rusty of African to lessen foundation along Felix. And I hear represents a company called Abba one LaTasha van familia, Linda Vanu, Keith Mandela, Janice McGee to Norman Gabriela and tons of people Elliott Hussein tons of. Who've read the people who've been a part of the project who've given advice on the standards people in our community we ever active. What's up group has tons of people behind initiatives is it's it's a community driven initiative because and this is where the music starts playing as the plan. The plan. We all say the same obstacles, and we all have the same opportunity. And that's why everybody's working so diligently only to make it happen. All right. You've given you a people out. I thank you. Thank you listeners tuning in heap a lot right here at African tech roundup African take roundup dot com. You can find it all shares man chasmin. Thanks a lot. Thanks.
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"It's not traditionally these be absolutely. And neither is convergence. So it's only impacting basement hybrids up in this building locked you think so so folks this and we're going to have to leave it here. I want to thank you both won last time. I mean, how do we get all that in incredible? Thank you so much for your views, first of all one half of the founding management team and such a capital ru she'll Vaa your homie. Brendan you guys co co MD's in a in a pretty functional relationship that you know, you guys should get a prize. Just for that, Brendan Mullin, of course, being the other hobbies capital to you. But thank you for being here. Thank you, really. And then, of course grant the found NCO, Phil tick consulting. Of course, in partnership with convergence partners and Stockdale streets Oppenheimer family for letting you into their glow episode going on a pretty solid, you know. Yeah, they track record speaks for itself will leave a thin, certainly. But thank you so much for being here grown ups absolute peyser guys. Thanks very much for your time for sure so one thing left to thank you audience shooting in. We love you, FAM you are. And we'd love to hear from you. If you have any thoughts on any of the topics that we've touched on episode, you know, to do folks you can find some Potanin STA Graham at African roundup can find some Facebook Facebook dot com slash African take roundup. Yes, we had captured we have to be on Facebook. And of course, Trump is an Email enough to hear from us. Trump's voice voice on my Email. Hello at African take Ramadan HAMAs. We can do that. Otherwise, nothing left else to say except take it easy Africa..
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"Services in another. It's you know, the safari common piss a kind of model is is now in real terms. So I think it's interesting whether it's good or bad off. I think any time will tell but I personally think it's probably a good cool. I wonder what's the the rationale behind it? Because when I initially they said when if and be was doing it. No, they're not really interested, obviously effing b has down reasons. And when I was at if Embiid was around retention. So you you want your cell phone number to be tied to your Bank account. So that you consumer stays longer with the Bank. But now with the low cost of switching yet. I I don't know. Maybe there's this other reasons behind maybe they also sitting up a future way, you might switch. Banks the same way you switch mobile telcos. And they sitting up for that future way. When it comes down to it. You're not moving from Standard Bank to NTN. But staying, you know, I don't know. Maybe that's part of it you yes. So Malawi's planned to force businesses to accept digital payments. We don't have time to discuss that. But there's this plan on the books over the to try and insist on on retail is and traditional sort of business infrastructure to to basically prioritize digital payments. This is you know, I suppose they trying to enforce a innovation as far as financial inclusion it. What do you guys think in spirits, are you with lawmakers in this regards, do you think, you know, it's part of intake policy governance plan encourage good enforce not so good. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I think maybe a bit too early the. Yeah. Yeah. All right. Well, here's the nugget for nothing and Dell apparently pays code is fifty percent that quotas, obviously on the continent. Fifty percent less than they would pay. A code in Silicon Valley. How do we know? Well, that's because unreasonable outing them in this way is because we often here on the show to give us information, which they didn't end they they shaded on putt cost in Silicon Valley. So we found that quite interesting. So here's a question for you African take roundup village. How do you feel about Abu trash talent arbitrage? Do you think? It's right. That's an entire business model based on the fact that you can get cheap labor here and basically service clients in other parts of the more developed world. Do you think? That's right. Do you think that's that's cool as their moral problem is just good business? You tell us how you feel would particularly love to hear from the likes off if oaks at della folks, we think code who, of course, are not for profit. So they have a slightly different model, but we'd love to hear from folks at at Gabbay. But in general, we'd love to hear from all. If you give us a shout at African roundup on Twitter. Facebook dot com forward slash African take roundup on Facebook. And of course, drop us an Email if you'd like at Hulo at. African tick roundup dot com. Now, some quickfire things before we head into our discussion top executives leaving Facebook the nicest of which is Brendan eyrie bay Iribe, the former CEO and co founder of Oculus a he announced his exit. Most recently is it naive to think that you could sell something to Facebook. And it not lose it soul..
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"Hello. And welcome to the African tech roundup episode one hundred twenty four this is where we round up the most important tick digital innovation highlights from across the African continent. My name is Anita. Sue so glad you could join us and once again lasts. I'm rolling without my regular co host bingo, who's busy being great somewhere else. But standing in for him is good friend of the show and one half of the founding management team. It's such a capital Rachelle above welcoming for she'll thank you for having me to be back in the seat on dealer dogs. Really nice to have you back for real. Thanks book. Green to temp on the Mike with me, what Should should be be enough enough to to man, man. we just closed. Oh, fourth investment looking at raising additional capital. It's just been really busy looking forward to the end of the just putting headstone and planning forward. Twenty nineteen basically, boom, boom, pow. Okay. Sounds good. Listen, folks, we have a special guest in the building resilience Bishop. We have an extra special in the building Grahn Phillips. Welcome to you grant. Thanks very much. Absolutely, absolutely. Granted the founder and CEO of filter consulting and Kaplan's be partnered with both convergence partners and Stockdale street. Stockdale street, of course, being the Oppenheimer family, South African private equity outfit. Now, he's pondering with both convergence partners and Stockdale streets to build out to technology ecosystems across the continent. You're going to have to explain what that means in a second. But gronk was previously the CEO and chairman of CR be Africa. Which of course is headquartered in Nairobi Kenya. Which is Africa's largest network credit reference bureau and didn't management outsource organization believe they've been taken they've been bought by transient, correct? Yeah. Hurley earned by watch. All right. So you did that alongside being the CEO of trans union pan Africa business, I was actually with the United who took over for you. I just the other day. And so yeah, look, welcome to the show. Thanks very much. Thanks for having me goes looking for two fantastic. Well, before we go. Anyway, what does it mean to? To to be looking to build out technology ecosystems for the likes of or with the likes of convergence partners and Stockdale street. What is what does involve a good Christian? It's it's obviously quite a verbose expiration. I guess look, I think when you when you look at both outfits, they've got some very interesting investment. Some very interesting assets nitwits across the continent. And I think if you look at it from a convergence speak to being being really big infrastructure in visas across the continent. I think they felt that the next iteration was how do we take that infrastructure investment and further in haunts kind of bridging the digital divide, and how do we get that in eyeball meant ultimately to the consumer and make a real difference? Okay. And I think you know. From both both sides. I think there was a natural realization that there was a gap in terms of the technology, stack the United -ment the product suites in the product fit in particular for Africa. And how do we go about solving that? Yeah. So that's the vision. That's the dream only a couple of shows ago patch the last time we were actually in studio, we hypothesized that companies like conversions partners might need to start thinking in consulting terms around these issues because when I think of converges pawn is I think pretty much of this pretty nimble p outfit with a pretty impressive put folio in infrastructure projects like c com, for example..
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"But the next generation is not been given or harnessed that opportunity to think creatively in trying to find solutions to that. And I mean, I went to school with, you know, there was sci-fi into an area, and you'd been taken into provincial on the international one, my baby brother right now goes to cure private school where they've got DRO politics in the school, and you look at a nun. Other high school year in like, well, I mean, you want our kids to go. Let's say to the university of Cape Town coming from two different grounds. One coming from a playing field where they've been harnessed and given everything and the other one where you know, they've barely been spoon. Fed the enough equipments or education mindsets to be able to create the new Cape Town, the New South Africa and enter into the world on a competitive level. That's just the some of the things that we trying to to bring into space longer. So kids can be given the equipment and be allowed to fly and dream on the own instead of been subjected to be given what you know is perceived as rights instead of been given what you know, they should be using to embrace and the on those victims. So how you looking to solve for the issues that alone is brought on Peter. We really wants to have access to information be free. And we're really trying to get low into charges or hopefully free internet into marginalized areas. Because this is how we feel that's in the past these areas have been designed not to fuel growth these areas of been designed to to sort of hide information. So we're trying to basically tell the community that listen guys. It's a level playing field. Now more than ever as you. If you've got instant connection and you've got even a smartphone. You can learn a lot of skills by yourself. So we're trying to kind of also enable people to go there and be curious and to to learn on that I mean, it's not just as well. Like, I've been saying about technology. So there's also the aspects of financial coaching and training, and you know, developing that financial sound mindset at a young age. So that Polycom, you know, you making financial decisions from eighteen you can actually make proper financial decisions. It sounds like critical thinking to me definitely in that sense. Yo we're taking a quick breeder to thank the presenting sponsor of this series BNB. Can you imagine a world without travel? We certainly can't. That's why African take roundup reckon that the opportunity to travel and experience everything our world has to offer should be something everyone can enjoy Abyan be happens to think so too. They also. Oh, believe that Africa's travel and tourism industry can do a lot to sustainably empower and economically elevate underserved communities, which is why they hosted the first ever Africa travel summit in Cape Town's while on a township in twenty eighteen where the series was recorded Airbnb Conway to put you onto millions of unique OEMs experiences and places all over the world..