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Content posted in March 2019
Seacom Acquires South Africa's FibreCo
  • Connecting Africa News
Following approval from the Competition Commission, Seacom has completed the acquisition of South African fiber network operator FibreCo Telecommunications.
The Battle for the African Cloud
  • Guy Zibi
In the African market for hyperscale cloud providers, it's still all to play for as Huawei pitches up against AWS, Azure and others.
Ericsson Begins Search for New MEA Chief
  • Ray Le Maistre
Mobile networking giant is on the hunt for a new head of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) unit as Rafiah Ibrahim takes one step towards the exit door at Ericsson.
Vodacom Launches OneNumber
  • Connecting Africa News
Mobile operator launches Vodacom OneNumber, partners with Samsung to unveil South Africa's first eSIM wearable.
Bringing PEACE to Africa's Comms Ecosystem
  • Connecting Africa News
Subsea network connectivity, provided by initiatives such as PEACE, is of vital importance to the digital development of Africa and global operators such as Orange are playing an important role in highlighting the advances being made in Africa's international connectivity, as well as the many challenges that remain.


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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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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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How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
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