Daily Brief

Total 91 Posts

The Meme Economy 🤣

On one hand, you could view the meme economy as disturbing and that people could lose their money as they make decisions based on how viral something is. On the other hand, you have to ask the question - what gives something value?

Game won't stop 🎮

Imagine we could do this type of activism (like how Redditors defeated a hedge fund that short traded $GME stock) across Africa, i.e. hitting organizations hard where it matters most - their money.

Free speech is not free 🗣️

As much as the de-platforming by Big Tech companies and others is a concern, it appears that they are well within their rights to do so. What should concern us is that we have given them too much power by making them monopolies.

Failing government digital transformation 👨🏾‍💻

It's time government officials stopped waxing lyrical about "4IR" and instead got down to the business of understanding why some of their digital transformation efforts are not working for citizens.

Internet as a utility 🚰

With the growing digital divide and expensive mobile internet costs, perhaps it's time African governments provided the internet as a utility like water and electricity. But, can we trust them to deliver?

Poor data collection in Africa 👩🏿‍💻

African governments, generally speaking with possibly a few exceptions, seem to have a poor data collection culture. This hampers their planning.

Biden's Africa policy 🗳️

There was much excitement among a good number of Africans during Joe Biden's inauguration as President of the USA. Most of that glimmer of hope is mainly because he is not Donald Trump, another because the hope is that his Africa policy will be favorable.