The Metaverse

Startups eye metaverse, NFTs, to boost African economies

A visitor tries the "metaverse Service" at SK Telecom stand during GSMA's 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC), in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Start-ups hope to take advantage of emerging technologies and concepts including the metaverse. Image: REUTERS/Albert Gea

Kim Harrisberg
Water Rights Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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A metaverse NFT exhibition of South African artist Norman Catherine’s work in Ubuntuland, Africa’s first metaverse marketplace. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Handout courtesy of Bianca Chan

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