Issue 109

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Blockchain helps landowners to keep track As land disputes happen so frequently as a result of records being tampered with in Africa, Blockchain is being used to keep track. As it is distributed globally, everyone can access an up-to-date version of the ledger as and when it's needed. Rwanda is currently one of the countries in the early stages of digitisation by WISeKey. Training and creating jobs in IT Finding an answer to the global shortage of IT developers, a startup called Andela has come up with the solution to train up developers in Nigeria and then outsource them to Europe and the US. Delivery by drone Due to aviation rules, drones are rapidly being frowned upon in the US and Europe. Africa on the other hand with its colossal amount of land is perfect for them. Companies such as Zipline are at the forefront of using drones for the delivery of medical supplies in demand in Africa. Creating energy in hard-to-reach areas Taking advantage of the opportunity for renewable energy, Peg Africa sells solar panels to people in West Africa using a 'pay-as-you-go' financing scheme. This allows customers to replace their poor quality polluting fuels (i.e. kerosene) with something more sustainable. ISSUE 109 / 2018 TECHNOLOGY Big developments are happening in Africa in terms of helping the population through technology and here are some of the companies behind these changes. 16 COMPANIES THAT ARE TURNING THE TECH TIDE IN AFRICA

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