Sub-Saharan Africa

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To Augment Tech’s Transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa, Impact Investors Should Focus on the Startup Ecosystem

Innovative startups in Sub-Saharan Africa are transforming the region with technological advances that have increased people’s access to education, healthcare, and financial resources, generating millions of jobs in the process. Entrepreneurs have been helped along through initiatives such as the World Bank-funded XL Africa and the £32 million ($39 million) tech acceleration program from Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID). Despite

Meet The Social Entrepreneur Behind Africa’s “Uber For The Farm”

Uber’s ride-sharing technology has become ubiquitous over the last 10 years, and its model has been adapted to everything from snow-plowing to dog-walking services. Now, social entrepreneur Jehiel Oliver and his organization, Hello Tractor, have demonstrated another use: fighting poverty and scarcity in Africa’s remote rural communities. That fight is especially critical for the continent’s