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Content posted in October 2018
Forsway Targets Internet Access Expansion for Africa
  • Connecting Africa News
Forsway has developed technology to provide hybrid connectivity to deliver highly cost-efficient broadband in rural regions across Africa together with leading satellite operators.
Nigeria Dominates MTN's Quarterly Update
  • Connecting Africa News
MTN's quarterly update for the period ended 30 September 2018 showed just how important Nigeria is to MTN's business, and also what a major problem that same market continues to pose.
Millicom's Mobile Ops Still Growing
  • Ray Le Maistre
Millicom may not be focused on its African mobile operations and more but what it still owns continued to add customers during the third quarter.
Safaricom Celebrates Its 18th Birthday
  • Connecting Africa News
Kenyan operator marks its anniversary with renewed commitment to great service and a new brand campaign to celebrate Kenyans.
M-PESA Foundation Launches Secondary School
  • Connecting Africa News
M-PESA Foundation Academy will provide world class Kenyan education to talented but economically disadvantaged students from across the country.
Meet 6 Startups Transforming Africa
  • Gabriella Jeakins
Which tech startup should get the chance to win a live pitching session at this year's AfricaCom in Cape Town? You decide...
Angola Cables: Connecting the Americas
  • Connecting Africa News
Direct connectivity to the Americas opens up new business opportunities for Angola, says Angola Cables CEO António Nunes.
AI: Human Capacity Reimagined
  • Gabriella Jeakins
AI is already having an impact in Africa, which is why the AI Summit is coming to AfricaCom in Cape Town this November.


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Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Swifttdial

Kenyan company Swifttdial is helping companies in Kenya and Nigeria set up cloud-based virtual call centers, with plans to expand further into West Africa.

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Hot startup of the month: Egyptian telemedicine platform Vezeeta

Vezeeta, an Egyptian telemedicine platform, had a big 2020, raising US$40 million in Series D funding and expanding its healthtech services into Kenya and Nigeria.

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AfricaCom perspectives

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East Africa Com Interview: Andy Halsall on getting Africans online in a meaningful way

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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AfricaCom Interview: Onica Makwakwa on closing the digital gender gap

The Alliance for Affordable Internet's head of Africa, Onica Makwakwa, shares her views on how to narrow the digital gender gap and the challenges keeping women offline on the continent.

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AfricaCom Interview: Tunde Fafunwa on how the ACIP is fighting COVID-19

Tunde Fafunwa from the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains how the Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) is helping Africa's battle against COVID-19.

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East Africa Com
May 11-12, 2021
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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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