TechCabal Day to day – When the chips are scarce


7 JULY, 2021


Dazzling morning ☀️ ️

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In this present day’s edition:

  • TC Live: On partnerships in Fintech
  • World semiconductor scarcity reaches Africa
  • Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO

Ghana Chronicles

The day before this present day, started off early with me moderating a recorded panel session on Tech Investment in North Africa. In direction of the tip of the hour-prolonged recording session, my recordsdata superhighway recordsdata carried out. In the center of the day while I turned into as soon as attempting into how 6.16 GB recordsdata carried out inner 2 days, but another recordsdata realizing carried out no matter my mobile phone recordsdata tracker saying otherwise.

Staunch lesson for me is that the recordsdata superhighway in Ghana is more pricey with lesser alternatives, compared to Nigeria.

Listed below are the recordsdata bundles for MTN Ghana:

Expose: GHC 10 = $1.7

For instance, for the label of chance 5 (GHC 10), I’ll salvage a recordsdata realizing in Nigeria that offers me 1.5 GB. I’m outlandish about why the subsequent chance after chance 5 is forty times more pricey. Why cease you increase label for cash procuring chance 4 (GHC 3) than chance 5? I’m suggested most of us receive chance 4 (GHC 3). How prolonged does the realizing closing? Just a few hours I hear.

On the flip facet, It goes to be more pricey with less alternatives but the recordsdata superhighway is exact and upright. In Nigeria, no matter your recordsdata realizing, you’re mute field to an unstable recordsdata superhighway. Makes me surprise if I’ll commerce my cheaper plans for greater quality?


I tried Fufu, gentle soup (It’s take care of pepper soup with out pepper) and fish. It tasted k but my suggestions isn’t passe to it.

Innovation Hub

It turned into as soon as immense assembly the people on the Affect Hub, the spaces turned out to be higher than I imagined.

Enormous Bawl out to Kelechi Ofoegbu for fascinating me over to talk over with and work from the hub. Also to James Erskine, who came out to abet me with some introductions. I’m interested within the of us I’ll be assembly inner the subsequent few days.

To finish my day, I attended the ATFUX (All Issues Front-Halt & UX) tournament on the Affect Hub. It turned into as soon as in actuality insightful and a immense different to meet assorted avid gamers within the tech neighborhood in Accra.


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Fintech is rising in Africa because of strategic partnerships between startups, banks, and diverse classes of world firms.

Partnership Items

In conserving with McKinsey & Firm, no longer less than five devices of partnerships are at the moment favoured. One mannequin is a dealer relationship: a bank that need to instant drag to market with an innovation opts to plug on a fintech’s skills, warding off the trouble of establishing from scratch.

In a distribution mannequin, a digital-supreme bank (allege Kuda) partners with former banks to give in-division deposits, ATM withdrawals, and card issuance. Chaka, the no longer too prolonged within the past licensed stock procuring and selling app, has been able to create investment alternatives to customers by working with brokerage partners.

Other partnership devices from McKinsey’s be taught consist of strategic investments, joint ventures, and outright acquisitions. Whatever the partnership model, the target is to make a choice. Nonetheless partnerships don’t robotically work merely on anecdote of two events hang upright intentions or connected ambitions.

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Africa, take care of unprecedented of the realm, is experiencing label surges and shortages of digital merchandise amid a world scarcity in semiconductors.

What’s the scarcity about?

Since closing twelve months, there has been a world scarcity of semiconductor chips, which is the mind inner every digital instrument on the planet, and never supreme skills firms hang suffered from it. Months into the disaster, no longer less than 169 industries hang been affected one manner or the different, in response to Goldman Sachs estimates.

Consultants blame the mission on provide chain disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic, the commerce battle between U.S. and China, and drought in Taiwan, where the realm’s biggest chipmaker is found.

How’s it taking part in out in Africa?

Car producers in Egypt hang needed to lower down on production because of an absence of digital alter devices (ECUs) and in South Africa, over 20,000 of us that signed up for a Fibre service are mute able to be linked since February because of difficulties in getting the biggest router substances.

Distributors of Acer merchandise acknowledged there’s been a ripple compose at some stage in all commercial verticals, main to a scarcity of laptops, pills, printing and scanning tools, and peripherals. Many stores breeze by Apple’s approved reseller, iStore, hang reportedly experienced shortages in iPhone stock as effectively.

What’s the manner out?

Assign merely, there’s no rapid design to the anxiety. Going by skilled predictions, things will seemingly salvage even worse sooner than they start to increase. So for now, brace up while attempting forward to prices of your favourite items to head up as billions of tech merchandise continue to fight over restricted chips.


On Monday, Jeff Bezos, the realm’s richest man with a ranking value of about $203 billion, formally resigned from his place of living as the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, the realm’s biggest e-commerce company.

From e book shop to digital conglomerate

Bezos’ resolution to resign from his position as Amazon CEO comes 27 years after he based the company and on the relief of an phenomenal breeze responsible. At the start place region up as a web e book shop, Bezos efficiently remodeled the company into a web browsing and digital services juggernaut, also with an leisure empire in its ranks.

Who takes over the trillion-buck ship?

Andy Jassy, reportedly a shut confidant of Bezos and passe CEO of Amazon Web Products and services, is anticipated to substitute Bezos as the contemporary president and CEO of the $1.77 trillion huge. The contemporary chief govt has been the biggest in managing the cloud-computing commercial division that powers main web portals take care of Netflix and just a few alternative firms and is one of Amazon’s most a hit devices.

What subsequent for the billionaire?

Bezos is Amazon’s biggest shareholder with a 10% stake valued at about $180 billion and ought to mute care for the govtchair at Amazon. He also plans to commit his time to other pursuits which consist of Blue Origin, the home flight company he based to boot to his charity organisations – the Bezos Day One Fund and the Bezos Earth Fund.

The Procedure forward for Commerce

Paxful’s CEO, Ray Youssef will talk on the Procedure forward for Commerce holding on the 30th of July.

With over 6 million customers and over 300 payment alternatives, Paxful is among the largest crypto procuring and selling platforms on the planet. At #TCFOC, Ray will more than seemingly be discussing the manner forward for cash and how cryptocurrency is changing person behaviour globally. He can even talk about what traits to be on the lookout for on the planet of procuring for and promoting, drawing from his 20 years as a serial entrepreneur.

Ray will talk alongside Tracey Turner – Executive Chairman/Founder, Copia World; Lauren Cochran – MD, Blue Haven Initiative, Asad Naqvi – MD, Apis Companions and other high executives.

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Written by – Michael Ajifowoke

Edited by – Edwin Madu

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