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Google Selects Launchpad Accelerator Startups
Connecting Africa News  
3/20/2018   Post a comment
Google has named the 12 startups that will participate in its Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa program.
Rain Readies for a Mobile Data Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
South Africa's mobile data challenger Rain is preparing to launch its 4G services with a focus on making things simple for customers, notes the operator's CIO.
Applications Now Open for the 8th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East
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3/1/2018   Post a comment
This prize, awarded by Orange, rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East.
Partech Ventures Launches $120M Africa Tech Fund
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1/23/2018   Post a comment
VC firm launches Partech Africa, a $120 million fund dedicated to raising capital for investment in African tech startups.
Liquid Telecom Partners Zambian Startup Hub
Iain Morris  
12/15/2017   Post a comment
The operator will provide Internet connectivity and cloud services to technology players in Zambia.
Tunisie Telecom to Test Cryptocurrency for Mobile Finance
Ray Le Maistre  
12/12/2017   Post a comment
Tunisian operator is engaging with cryptocurrency startup Telcoin to check out a new way to offer mobile remittance services.
WorldRemit Raises $40M, Targets 5M Customers in Africa
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12/11/2017   Post a comment
Fintech specialist attracts further funding as it aims for 10 million users, of which half (it hopes) will be in Africa.
Fintech Innovation a Key Trend as Africa's Economy Rebounds: Report
Connecting Africa News  
11/17/2017   Post a comment
Ecobank Group Research provides a positive outlook for Africa's economy and cites fintech innovation as a key trend.
Automation Anxiety Grips Africa
Iain Morris  
11/9/2017   Post a comment
Automation in the workplace is a worrying prospect in a region with an acute skills shortage.
Liquid Strikes Microsoft Deal, Targets Cloud Dominance in Africa
Iain Morris  
11/8/2017   Post a comment
The African fiber operator has just signed a new deal with Microsoft and has grand ambitions in Africa's cloud services market.
AfricaCom Awards Shortlists Highlight Innovation
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11/1/2017   Post a comment
The extensive shortlists for this year's AfricaCom Awards highlights the broad range of innovation underway across the continent's communications and ICT market.
Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
Connecting Africa Video  
10/25/2017   1 comment
A top class panel of industry specialists gathered at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July to discuss the impact of mobile connectivity and digital services on the the personal and business lives of Africans.
Africa's Quiet Revolution in Mobile Finance and Commerce
Connecting Africa News  
9/27/2017   Post a comment
Advances in mobile finance across Africa open up opportunities for further value-added service developments.
Sowing the Seeds for AgriTech Growth
Stacey Knott  
9/22/2017   Post a comment
Young tech-savvy entrepreneurs are working hard to bring digital tools to Africa's enormous and important agriculture sector.
The Developer Economy & How to Increase Customer Retention: Nigeria Com Interview With MTN Nigeria's Adedamola Ibironke
Rachael McKie  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
Adedamola Ibironke, solution development manager at MTN Nigeria, talks about the trend of content co-creation in digital markets, as well as the role of partnerships.
AfricaCom: The 20th Anniversary
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9/14/2017   Post a comment
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
Safaricom Spark Fund Backs AgriTech Startup
Ray Le Maistre  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
The Safaricom Spark Fund has announced its sixth investment, with AgriTech startup iProcure gaining the funding.
Bitcoin Specialist BitPesa Hits $10M in Funding
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Attracts follow-up Series A funding of more than $4 million as its cryptocurrency-based payment processing model gains traction in Africa.
AfricaCom and Microsoft Launch New Technology Arena to Develop the Blueprint for Africa 4.0
Amy Turner  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
Microsoft is the lead sponsor of AfricaCom's new Technology Arena, which will open its doors for the first time on November 7 at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre).
The Tech Trailblazers: Women in Tech and Mapping Africa’s Road to the 4th Industrial Revolution
Amy Turner  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
Check out what happened in Connecting Africa's latest Twitter discussion.
Blockchain and Africa's Future: Connecting Africa Interview with Digital Week Speaker Lorien Gamaroff
Rachael McKie  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Bankymoon CEO Lorien Gamaroff explains why he believes blockchain technology and the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will have a major impact on the future of the financial services industry.
Silvertree Plans $10M Investment in Digital Startups in Coming Year
Ray Le Maistre  
8/8/2017   Post a comment
Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings intends to invest $10 million into new and existing digital portfolio companies during the next 12 months and names a new chairman.
AfricaCom to Add Technology Arena as it Turns 20
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7/17/2017   Post a comment
As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the giant annual conference and exhibition is adding a Technology Arena to highlight technology innovation.
Latest TIP Product? A Basestation That Looks Good for Africa
Iain Morris  
6/23/2017   Post a comment
The latest innovation from Facebook's TIP is a low-cost basestation aimed at small communities that have been left off the cellular map.
Expanding Ecosystem Partnerships: An Interview with Africa Open Innovation's Mactar Sy
Amy Turner  
6/21/2017   Post a comment
West Africa Com talks to Mactar Sy, the CEO of Africa Open Innovation, who will be speaking at the upcoming event in Dakar, Senegal.
Orange Launches €50M Fund for Startups Focused on Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
6/19/2017   Post a comment
Orange Digital Ventures has developed a new €50 million investment initiative devoted to investing in startups focused on dealing with modern challenges in Africa.
Siemens Joins African Tech Startup Program
Ray Le Maistre  
5/4/2017   Post a comment
German industrial giant is joining the Make IT Alliance to promote startups and technology companies across the African continent.
Tech Tackling Malaria – #WorldMalariaDay
Amy Turner  
4/25/2017   Post a comment
On World Malaria Day, Connecting Africa looks at how telecom tech is helping to combat the terrible threat presented by mosquitos.
How East Africa's Tech SMEs are Branching Out
Connecting Africa News  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
A new report highlights the internationalization of East Africa's small- and medium-sized technology companies.
Inspiring Tech Entrepreneurship in Africa
Amy Turner  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
Bisila Bokoko and Deshun Deysel offer advice and experience to prospective tech startups in Africa.
Tackling the Innovation Summit with Deshun Deysel
Amy Turner  
4/3/2017   Post a comment
Mountaineer, entrepreneur and educator Deshun Deysel shared her experience and thoughts on inspiration, innovation and development.
Joburg In Line to Host OpenLab
Ray Le Maistre  
3/28/2017   Post a comment
Telecoms technology giant Huawei is setting up an OpenLab in Cape Town to foster industry collaboration.
17% Rise in Number of African Tech Startups Funded in 2016 – Report
Connecting Africa News  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
There was a significant rise in the number of African technology startups funded last year, according to a new report from Disrupt Africa.
Public and Private Collaboration Spearheading ICT Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Amy Turner  
3/14/2017   1 comment
There's plenty of cause for optimism in Africa's Tech and telecom sectors.
Orange FOMO Shows Famoco the Dough
Tim Skinner  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
(FOMO = Fear of Missing Out)
The OTTs Are Eating Our Lunch – Challenging the Traditional Telco Mindset
Connecting Africa News  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
MTN's group head of digital services, Manny Teixeira, talks about the drive towards digital services and the advantages of forming partnerships with startups.
Optimism Grows Around African Startup Scene – Report
Tim Skinner  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Six African startups highlighted in new report illustrating the power of combining people, money and technology.
London Calling for South African IoT Startup Expansion
Tim Skinner  
2/6/2017   Post a comment
IoT.nxt says London is next after successful first year.
On the African Horizon — The Biggest Tech and Telco Trends for 2017
Amy Turner  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
How is 2017 shaping up for the tech and telco companies in Africa? Here's a guide to some of the major trends for the coming 12 months.
Tech Investment in the Silicon Cape: AfricaCom Interview with Wesgro's Tim Harris
Amy Turner  
1/5/2017   Post a comment
AfricaCom TV met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to talk about tech hubs.
Orange Targets Long-Term Growth in Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
1/4/2017   2 comments
Orange senior exec pinpoints immediate and long-term growth opportunities in Africa, with digital services at the heart of the operator's strategy.
Fuelling Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship: AfricaCom Interview With Bisila Bokoko
Connecting Africa News  
12/16/2016   Post a comment
Amy Turner spoke to pioneering businesswoman, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bisila Bokoko at AfricaCom 2016.
Tackling the Innovation Summit - AfricaCom TV Interview with Deshun Deysel
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11/28/2016   Post a comment
South African entrepreneur and mountaineer Deshun Deysel talked to AfricaCom TV about business success and gave advice to technology startups.
Equipping the Next Generation of Tech Leaders -- ASTARS at AfricaCom 2016
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11/24/2016   Post a comment
ASTARS, an invite-only day-long series of sessions designed to help Africa's rising stars shape the region's digital future, opened the week-long festival events that is AfricaCom.
Fostering Mobile Technology for Social Change
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11/23/2016   Post a comment in partnership with Facebook is looking to partner with 100 software developers and social change organisations.
AfricaCom Video: Day 3 Highlights
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11/22/2016   Post a comment
Highlights from day three of the record-breaking AfricaCom 2016 event in Cape Town.
AfricaCom Video: Day 2 Highlights
Connecting Africa News  
11/18/2016   1 comment
Highlights from day two of the record-breaking AfricaCom 2016 event in Cape Town.
Radio Technology and Connecting the Last Mile - AfricaCom Interview with Vanu's CEO Dr Vanu Bose
Amy Turner  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
At AfricaCom 2016, Vanu Inc.'s founder and CEO, who participated in the Visions for Africa keynote panel session that tackled the barriers to connectivity in Africa, talks to Connecting Africa's Amy Turner.
AfricaCom Video: Day 1 Highlights
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11/17/2016   Post a comment
A snapshot of day one at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town as thousands of attendees flooded into Cape Town's International Convention Centre.
Congratulations to Our iPhone 7 Winner from Safaricom
Connecting Africa News  
11/16/2016   1 comment
Musalia Kihamba registered to be a member of the Connecting Africa community while he was at the AfricaCom event and walked away with a new iPhone 7! Now you could win one too!
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