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The tech edge to Africa’s first Islamic insurance for herders

The Hindu

The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir, knows how tough traditional life in Kenya’s arid north is, where pastoralists rely on livestock herds surviving boom and bust cycles of drought.

But Mr. Bashir is also an astute entrepreneur, developing Africa’s first livestock insurance scheme to make payouts compliant with Islamic law, by bringing together Muslim scholars and number-crunching agricultural experts using NASA weather satellites…read more

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