Ancient Knowledge Is Inspiring African Tech


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However in Africa, a continent increasingly embracing tech and innovation — with tech hubs in almost all major cities, the ancient philosophy of “Ubuntu,” not The Beatles (who inspired Steve Job’s business model), is driving entrepreneurship.

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“Ubuntu” is an ancient African philosophy. It was coined from the Zulu phrase “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu,” which translates to “a person is a person through other people.”

When it comes to tech, it’s communities, online and off, working collaboratively to think of solutions to the continent’s problems: from medical apps to raising awareness about FGM and improving education, these communities — through “Ubuntu” — are innovating Africa.

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