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Best African Tech Roundup podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best African Tech Roundup podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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The African Tech Roundup podcast delivers independent Africa-focused technology, digital and innovation insight and analysis.The show is produced by broadcaster and entrepreneur, Andile Masuku (www.andilemasuku.com), and co-hosted by marketing maven turned investor and startup founder, Musa Kalenga (www.kalenga.me).
 
African Tech Roundup is a Johannesburg-based media and insights organisation, aka village square, which tracks the progress of Africa’s emerging digital, tech and innovation industries.We produce podcasts, syndicated op-eds, omnichannel media projects, live events, in-depth fringe insights coverage of leading conferences and bespoke stakeholder interventions— with a finger on the pulse of the most pertinent ecosystem issues and aspirations, and a penchant for extracting and delivering candid ...
 
The African Tech Conversations series features relaxed in-depth chats that Andile Masuku has with leading entrepreneurs, innovators and thought-leaders who are intimately involved in Africa's tech scene.#ATRUC
 
A weekly discussion about China's engagement across Africa hosted by journalist Eric Olander in Shanghai and Asia-Africa scholar Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.
 
The China Africa Project is a multimedia resource dedicated to exploring every aspect of China’s growing engagement with Africa. Through a combination of original content and curation of third-party material from across the Internet, the CAP’s objective is purely informational. None of the blog’s authors or producers have any vested interest in any Chinese or African position.
 
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MultimediaLIVE — In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku and The Subtext’s Osarumen Osamuyi are joined by Iginio Gagliardone for a candid introductory chat about the budding Africa-China/China-Africa tech collaboration dynamic.Iginio is an Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand and ...…
 
Persistent Chinese demand for donkey hides is now pushing the animal's population in many countries, including a number in Africa, to the brink of collapse according to a new report by the Donkey Sanctuary.The skins are used to make gelatin that used in a Chinese medicine known as ejiao. But given the popularity of ejiao and the enormous demand ...…
 
Persistent Chinese demand for donkey hides is now pushing the animal's population in many countries, including a number in Africa, to the brink of collapse according to a new report by the Donkey Sanctuary. The skins are used to make gelatin that used in a Chinese medicine known as ejiao. But given the popularity of ejiao and the enormous deman ...…
 
African countries are not traditionally known for having strong space programs but now as the cost of launching satellites into orbit falls, that's starting to change and Africa is becoming one of the fastest-growing space markets in the world.In contrast to programs in the U.S., Europe or Russia where space initiatives are often research-drive ...…
 
African countries are not traditionally known for having strong space programs but now as the cost of launching satellites into orbit falls, that's starting to change and Africa is becoming one of the fastest-growing space markets in the world. In contrast to programs in the U.S., Europe or Russia where space initiatives are often research-driv ...…
 
Ethiopia stands out from other African countries for its ability to attract Chinese companies to open factories there. Through a combination of tax incentives, industrial parks, and its strategic location, Ethiopia is outpacing pretty much every other African country in luring light manufacturing companies to set up shop.But in a country that s ...…
 
Ethiopia stands out from other African countries for its ability to attract Chinese companies to open factories there. Through a combination of tax incentives, industrial parks, and its strategic location, Ethiopia is outpacing pretty much every other African country in luring light manufacturing companies to set up shop. But in a country that ...…
 
In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku and The Subtext’s Osarumen Osamuyi are joined by Iginio Gagliardone for a candid introductory chat about the budding Africa-China/China-Africa tech collaboration dynamic.Iginio is an Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand and an Associate Res ...…
 
At first glance, it would seem that the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Cameroon’s free-trade privileges would be counterproductive at this time when the U.S. is battling hard against the Chinese for influence in Africa. After all, Washington sanctioning Youndé on human rights plays right into the hands of the Chinese who say this is ...…
 
At first glance, it would seem that the Trump administration’s decision to revoke Cameroon’s free-trade privileges would be counterproductive at this time when the U.S. is battling hard against the Chinese for influence in Africa. After all, Washington sanctioning Youndé on human rights plays right into the hands of the Chinese who say this is ...…
 
It wasn't that long ago when France was by far the dominant foreign actor in West Africa. "Francafrique's" once ubiquitous power allowed it to dominate virtually all aspects of political and economic life in its former colonies.That's no longer the case. Today, France is just a marginal player in most West African countries. Take Senegal, for e ...…
 
It wasn't that long ago when France was by far the dominant foreign actor in West Africa. "Francafrique's" once ubiquitous power allowed it to dominate virtually all aspects of political and economic life in its former colonies. That's no longer the case. Today, France is just a marginal player in most West African countries. Take Senegal, for ...…
 
Last week's Russia-Africa Summit in the Black Sea city of Sochi marked Moscow's formal re-entry into the African diplomatic arena. The Russians put on a good show, promising Chinese-style "win-win" development and "no strings attached" aid, all of which was enthusiastically embraced by the 40 African leaders who attended the summit.But somethin ...…
 
Last week's Russia-Africa Summit in the Black Sea city of Sochi marked Moscow's formal re-entry into the African diplomatic arena. The Russians put on a good show, promising Chinese-style "win-win" development and "no strings attached" aid, all of which was enthusiastically embraced by the 40 African leaders who attended the summit. But somethi ...…
 
The pace of Chinese manufacturing going offshore has picked up significantly in the past year, spurred on by U.S. sanctions and the worsening U.S.-China trade conflict. Regardless of what's going on with the U.S., manufacturers were already motivated by China's rising labor costs and heightened environmental regulations to relocate their plants ...…
 
The pace of Chinese manufacturing going offshore has picked up significantly in the past year, spurred on by U.S. sanctions and the worsening U.S.-China trade conflict. Regardless of what's going on with the U.S., manufacturers were already motivated by China's rising labor costs and heightened environmental regulations to relocate their plants ...…
 
Nigerian Dickson Agbaji is not famous. He's not a singer, a movie star or a popular online celebrity. So, according to the conventional definition of soft power, a guy like Dickson would not be considered very important.But in the long game that China is playing in Africa, investing in people like Dickson today with an eye towards reaping divid ...…
 
Nigerian Dickson Agbaji is not famous. He's not a singer, a movie star or a popular online celebrity. So, according to the conventional definition of soft power, a guy like Dickson would not be considered very important. But in the long game that China is playing in Africa, investing in people like Dickson today with an eye towards reaping divi ...…
 
When Shenzhen-based Transsion Holdings IPO'd last month no one predicted that it would surge a stunning 64% on its opening day of trading in Shanghai, pushing the company's valuation to around $7 billion.But it really shouldn't have come as a surprise given that Transsion's suite of mobile phone brands is now dominant in Africa with more than 5 ...…
 
When Shenzhen-based Transsion Holdings IPO'd last month no one predicted that it would surge a stunning 64% on its opening day of trading in Shanghai, pushing the company's valuation to around $7 billion. But it really shouldn't have come as a surprise given that Transsion's suite of mobile phone brands is now dominant in Africa with more than ...…
 
The presence of Chinese workers who are helping to build the billions of dollars of infrastructure across Africa is one of the most contentious points in the China-Africa relationship. These workers are often seen as unwelcome guests doing jobs that could or should be done by locals.There is a myriad of reasons why they've been brought to place ...…
 
The presence of Chinese workers who are helping to build the billions of dollars of infrastructure across Africa is one of the most contentious points in the China-Africa relationship. These workers are often seen as unwelcome guests doing jobs that could or should be done by locals. There is a myriad of reasons why they've been brought to plac ...…
 
Christian missionaries in Kenya are finding a new source of converts among the immigrant Chinese population that came to the country to build infrastructure. Kenyan evangelists, some of whom speak fluent Mandarin, are discovering even though their religion and cultural backgrounds are completely different from those of the Chinese, they are non ...…
 
Christian missionaries in Kenya are finding a new source of converts among the immigrant Chinese population that came to the country to build infrastructure. Kenyan evangelists, some of whom speak fluent Mandarin, are discovering even though their religion and cultural backgrounds are completely different from those of the Chinese, they are non ...…
 
After hosting of a live panel session at #Leaderex2019 in Sandton, Johannesburg themed, "Accelerating Zimbabwean Entrepreneurial Ventures", Andile Masuku, sat down with Zimbabwean businessman and presidential advisor Dr Shingi Munyeza and South African entrepreneur Allon Raiz for a relaxed podcast taping.Before making his mark as an entrepreneu ...…
 
For most countries, aid and investment are two entirely different things. Not with the Chinese, though, where until recently the country's aid programs were actually managed through the Ministry of Commerce. Because the Chinese have such an opaque system, it's very difficult for outsiders to understand what programs are being managed by which m ...…
 
For most countries, aid and investment are two entirely different things. Not with the Chinese, though, where until recently the country's aid programs were actually managed through the Ministry of Commerce.Because the Chinese have such an opaque system, it's very difficult for outsiders to understand what programs are being managed by which mi ...…
 
For most countries, aid and investment are two entirely different things. Not with the Chinese, though, where until recently the country's aid programs were actually managed through the Ministry of Commerce.Because the Chinese have such an opaque system, it's very difficult for outsiders to understand what programs are being managed by which mi ...…
 
China's critics, largely in the U.S., often hold up the Sri Lankan port in Hambantota as the cautionary tale of what purportedly can happen when a developing country fails to pay back its loans to Beijing. Because Sri Lanka fell behind in its payments, according to the story, China, in turn, took control of the port which is all part of a large ...…
 
China's critics, largely in the U.S., often hold up the Sri Lankan port in Hambantota as the cautionary tale of what purportedly can happen when a developing country fails to pay back its loans to Beijing. Because Sri Lanka fell behind in its payments, according to the story, China, in turn, took control of the port which is all part of a large ...…
 
Dean Diabate first came to China in 2008, a very long time ago in the world of Chinese eCommerce. Back then, people didn't buy much online or use mobile payments. In fact, no one had ever heard of the now-ubiquitous super app WeChat, much less Alipay or any of the countless digital platforms that have transformed daily life in China.Dean just k ...…
 
Dean Diabate first came to China in 2008, a very long time ago in the world of Chinese eCommerce. Back then, people didn't buy much online or use mobile payments. In fact, no one had ever heard of the now-ubiquitous super app WeChat, much less Alipay or any of the countless digital platforms that have transformed daily life in China. Dean just ...…
 
China's approach to lending money to developing countries is radically different from that of traditional donors in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The difference between China's approach and those of traditional lenders have given way for critics to accuse Beijing of engaging what they call "debt-trap diplomacy." Ma Xinyue, China Research and Pro ...…
 
China's approach to lending money to developing countries is radically different from that of traditional donors in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The difference between China's approach and those of traditional lenders have given way for critics to accuse Beijing of engaging what they call "debt-trap diplomacy." Ma Xinyue, China Research and Pro ...…
 
Aggrey Mutambo is the Senior Diplomatic Writer for the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya, one of the country's leading dailies. He joins Eric & Cobus this week to talk about the busy year it's been so far in China-Kenya relations and why it's so important that ties between these two countries rapidly evolve or else risk deterioration.JOIN THE DIS ...…
 
Aggrey Mutambo is the Senior Diplomatic Writer for the Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya, one of the country's leading dailies. He joins Eric & Cobus this week to talk about the busy year it's been so far in China-Kenya relations and why it's so important that ties between these two countries rapidly evolve or else risk deterioration. JOIN THE DI ...…
 
Welcome to the first edition of China-Africa Q&A, a new podcast series that will feature interviews with key stakeholders in the China-Africa discourse. We'll publish these podcasts intermittently and, as always, welcome your feedback. In this edition, Eric speaks with Climate Home News Senior Writer, Chloé Farand, about her recent story on Nig ...…
 
Fyjo Molly uses an unusual way to phoneticize her English YouTube handle name. The Chinese characters for Africa, 非洲, are typically spelled "feizhou" but writing it as "Fyjo" Molly put her own little twist on the name, much like her video blogs where she presents an upbeat, quirky view of African life that is rarely seen by outsiders, especiall ...…
 
In this bonus episode, Eric & Cobus speak with Judd Devermont, Director of the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a prominent think tank in Washington, on his key takeaways from this year's Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) that wrapped up Friday. Both Judd and Cobus attended the co ...…
 
Journalists Anthony Langat from Kenya, Qian Sun from China and Jacob Kushner from the United States, join Eric & Cobus to discuss their recent report on the Chinese philanthropic-backed company New South's ambitious yet somewhat controversial plan to eradicate malaria in Kenya. They've already done it on the tiny African island of Comoros but K ...…
 
Journalists Anthony Langat from Kenya, Qian Sun from China and Jacob Kushner from the United States, join Eric & Cobus to discuss their recent report on the Chinese philanthropic-backed company New South's ambitious yet somewhat controversial plan to eradicate malaria in Kenya. They've already done it on the tiny African island of Comoros but K ...…
 
54 countries and international organizations will convene at the end of August in Yokohama for the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development or TICAD. While the event is ostensibly about Japanese engagement with Africa, a lot of attendees will likely have China on their minds during the two-day summit.Japanese officials are ...…
 
54 countries and international organizations will convene at the end of August in Yokohama for the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development or TICAD. While the event is ostensibly about Japanese engagement with Africa, a lot of attendees will likely have China on their minds during the two-day summit. Japanese officials are ...…
 
In this episode of the African Tech Roundup podcast, Andile Masuku is joined by the Zimbabwean AI Practitioner, Booking.com UX Designer and UNHCR Innovation Consultant, Babusi Nyoni, and the Nigerian Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Africa's Talking and Founder and Author of The Subtext, Osarumen Osamuyi.This jam-packed show features the following ...…
 
South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom is in dire straits. The electric power company now has more than $30 billion of debt and its current revenue no longer provides enough money to cover daily operational costs. Now, as a result of the ongoing financial crisis at the company, Eskom is now load-shedding with rolling blackouts across th ...…
 
South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom is in dire straits. The electric power company now has more than $30 billion of debt and its current revenue no longer provides enough money to cover daily operational costs. Now, as a result of the ongoing financial crisis at the company, Eskom is now load-shedding with rolling blackouts across th ...…
 
Chinese diplomatic missions in Africa have long had a reputation for being inaccessible, even unapproachable. Ambassadors often shied away from unscripted public events, journalists seeking any kind of comment were largely brushed away and engagement with local NGOs and civil society actors was unheard of. That's now starting to change. Chinese ...…
 
Chinese diplomatic missions in Africa have long had a reputation for being inaccessible, even unapproachable. Ambassadors often shied away from unscripted public events, journalists seeking any kind of comment were largely brushed away and engagement with local NGOs and civil society actors was unheard of.That's now starting to change.Chinese a ...…
 
In this special edition of the China in Africa podcast, Eric & Cobus join Judd Devermont, Africa Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Yun Sun, a Non-Resident Fellow at The Brookings Institution, to discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy in Africa and how Washington can more effectively compete with China' ...…
 
In this special edition of the China in Africa podcast, Eric & Cobus join Judd Devermont, Africa Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Yun Sun, a Non-Resident Fellow at The Brookings Institution, to discuss the future of U.S. foreign policy in Africa and how Washington can more effectively compete with China' ...…
 
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