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Content posted in May 2017
Safaricom Pumps KSh200M Into Telecom Test Lab
  • Ray Le Maistre
With support from vendor partners such as Cisco, Huawei and Nokia, Kenyan operator has replicated its network in a lab to enable faster testing and help bring new services to market quicker.
Telkom Kenya Set for Relaunch
  • Connecting Africa News
Telkom Kenya's CEO says the operator is switching from a voice-centric to a data-centric model.
Rwanda Taps Into the Smart City Movement
  • Connecting Africa News
Government of Rwanda is working with Nokia and regional development organization SRG to bring smart city capabilities to the African nation.
Vodacom to Buy Safaricom Stake in €2.36B Deal
  • Ray Le Maistre
Vodacom is buying a 35% stake in Safaricom from its parent company Vodafone, a move that strengthens Vodafone's grip on the South African operator and which may have an impact on M-Pesa's future.
M-KOPA Hits Customer Milestone
  • Connecting Africa News
Pay-as-you-go energy provider for off-grid homes is now helping to power more than 500,000 homes across Africa.
Enterprise Architecture Explained
  • Connecting Africa News
'FinTechPreneur' James Muritu, Founder and CEO at Project Dimensions Ltd., explains why companies can benefit from having an Enterprise Architecture strategy.


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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

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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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