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Content posted in October 2016
AfricaCom Speaker Spotlight - Uber's Timothy Willis
  • Connecting Africa News
Timothy Willis, Uber's Central Operations Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa, talks about data insights, the unique operating challenges Africa presents and what he's most looking forward to at this year's AfricaCom event.
Finance and Commerce on the 'Mobile Continent'
  • Connecting Africa News
In Africa, mobile money has largely played the role usually filled by Western traditional banking institutions and, as a result, sub-Saharan Africa now transfers more money domestically via mobile money than any other region in the world.
Smarter mobile money through big data analytics
  • Connecting Africa News
The mobile service provider's access to big data offers a huge advantage over formal financial institutions, which cannot easily tap into their clients' daily lives.
Mission Afrique - SES Industry Days
  • Connecting Africa News
At AfricaCom, world-leading satellite operator and AfricaCom 2016 gold sponsor, SES, will be holding its hugely popular, one-of-a-kind Africa Industry Day on Monday November 14.


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Twitter announces first African office in Ghana, begins hiring

Twitter has announced it is planning to open an office in Accra, the Ghanaian capital – the first in Africa for the social media giant.

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Hot startup of the month: Nigeria's OnePipe

This month's hot startup is Nigeria's OnePipe, which is aggregating APIs from banks and fintechs into a standardized gateway that is easy to integrate and makes partnerships seamless.

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Industry announcements

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AfricaCom perspectives

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Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

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Upcoming events

East Africa Com
May 11-12, 2021
Virtual Event
Africa Tech Festival
November 8-12, 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
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Partner perspectives

How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

SD-WAN and satellite – how MNOs and telcos can enjoy the best of both worlds
By Ofer Asif, SVP BizDev, marketing and strategy at Spacecom

Africa's mobile operators need better roaming monetization for growth
By Damion Rose, product manager for Mobile Signaling and Roaming Solutions at BICS

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