The tech sector in Africa is expected to have another year of growth in 2023, despite a turndown in venture capital investment worldwide. There are big opportunities in connectivity – mobile internet, fibre, satellite, subsea cables – thanks in part to Africa’s growing population.
It's been one month since Hamas's attack on Israel and an estimated 240 people – Israelis, dual nationals and foreigners – are still being held hostage in the Gaza Strip. Israeli security forces are trying to locate them and bring them back safely. This search effort is mobilising Israeli special forces, but also civilian volunteers, as our Science and Tech editor Julia Sieger explains.
Hamas's October 7 attack on Israel was a shocking breach of Israeli defence technology, which is among the world's most renowned. But things weren’t exactly easy before the war. Investment in Israeli startups plunged amid a global tech sector turndown and domestic political turmoil. Many young tech industry workers have now been drafted.