Google, Meta, Twitter….What tech giants bring to Africa

By Jaysim Hanspal
Posted on Tuesday, 10 January 2023 16:05

Cartoon by Glez

As the Covid-19 pandemic drew to a halt, tech progress in Africa rapidly increased, and by 2021 the continent has received $4.77bn worth of venture funding - 2.5 times the capital raised in the previous year. Whilst the development of AI centres and Big Tech moving into African nations seems full of promise, there are decided drawbacks.

So why is silicon valley moving to Africa?