Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss Telkom’s beef with South Africa’s President, Standard Chartered shutting down international spending on Naira cards, and AI that understands babies.
Telkom is suing South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa for directing the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) to launch an investigation into the South African telco.
The investigation is to uncover cases of mismanagement and unprofitable spending, especially regarding the purchase of Nigeria’s Multi-Links in 2006.
Well, Telkom is not going to go down easy and they’re calling for the investigation to be dropped. Well, Oluwanifemi feels it’s a family issue and we should drop it but not without giving you the full gist.
From South Africa’s family feud, we move on to Nigeria’s foreign exchange troubles. Standard Chartered Bank, a British multinational bank, announced that it would be shutting down international spend on its naira cards.
We decided to end the podcast on a more positive note with Ubenwa’s $2.5 million funding. The company is researching using AI to decipher what a baby’s cry truly means.
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