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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 6/4/2020
South Africa's smartphone penetration was over 90% in 2019, while mobile users increased overall. But the country saw a drop of almost 20% in fixed broadband subscriptions as more South Africans opted for wireless solutions or used the Internet on their mobile phones.
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The Staff, 6/3/2020
Orange Ventures plans to invest a total of euro 500,000 (US$560,000) in tech startups in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 6/2/2020
The African market is an important growth market for the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) - a global provider of vendor-neutral certification programs in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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The Staff, 6/1/2020
Digital services companies like ride-hailing platform Uber and streaming services like Netflix could face taxation in Kenya.
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The Staff, 5/29/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting global economies but is also spurring some interesting tech innovation. Now Chinese tech company FISE has launched the world's first 4G phone with an integrated infrared thermometer, running on KaiOS Technologies software.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 5/28/2020
Mobile operator Vodacom and what3words - the company that has assigned each three-meter square in the world a unique three-word address - are partnering to help South African emergency services locate people even if they don't have an official address.
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The Staff, 5/27/2020
Ride-hailing platform Bolt has raised euro 100 million (US$110 million) to fund its growth and development strategy, with Africa as a big focus area.
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Tom Jackson, Co-founder, Disrupt Africa, 5/26/2020
Farmers, especially smallholder farmers, have always had trouble accessing financing, and therefore purchasing resources, as banks are wary of fund mismanagement. Nigerian startup Crop2Cash is addressing this by making formal financing a transparent process while providing much-needed capital to responsible farmers.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 5/25/2020
Ethiopia's communications regulator is going ahead with plans to issue new telecoms licenses in the country, despite possible complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fadi Pharaon, President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, 4/22/2020
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