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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/11/2020
Content delivery platform View4All.tv is striving to provide educational and entertainment content to South Africa's youth with a unique operating model that offers free access from content hubs in high-traffic sites like restaurants, spaza (corner) shops, clinics and taxi ranks.
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Tom Jackson, Co-founder, Disrupt Africa, 8/18/2020
Ethiopian startup BeBlocky is trying to make learning to code easier and more accessible for young people, by turning it into a game.
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The Staff, 7/16/2020
The newly announced Virtual Africa Tech Festival is on a mission to unite tech and talent in Africa and drive digital transformation by bringing the continent's tech industry together in a fully virtual event.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 7/3/2020
Econet Wireless is rolling out Zimbabwe's first 3G smart feature phone in an attempt to help more Zimbabweans access the Internet and become digitally included.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 6/30/2020
Pan-African telecoms giant MTN has launched 5G across 100 sites in South Africa and made some big promises about its future rollout if it gets access to the spectrum it needs from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
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The Staff, 6/8/2020
Lonestar Cell MTN (MTN Liberia) is now letting customers use Facebook for free with the launch of Facebook Flex, to enable people to stay connected while still social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Staff, 6/1/2020
Digital services companies like ride-hailing platform Uber and streaming services like Netflix could face taxation in Kenya.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/19/2020
Since May last year consumers in Africa have felt unsure about whether they would be able to use Google services, or the Android operating system, on their Huawei smartphones in the long term. This was because of US trade restrictions that stopped Google from supplying software and apps to Huawei, which in turn left many consumers confused about the ...
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The Staff, 3/16/2020
MTN's music streaming service, MusicTime, now has over 500,000 downloads, after expanding into five more African countries.
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AfricaCom Perspectives, 9/11/2020
The latest African Space Industry Annual Report from Space in Africa shows that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are investing more in space and satellite technologies.
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Posted by Ombega |  In reply to: East Africa's digital economy needs progressive policy – Kenyan regulator
great thoughts on spectrum policy for universal access, digital taxation and data protection..

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Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert discusses the key trends in Africa's ICT sector, including the fourth industrial revolution and digital ...
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AfricaCom Perspectives
The latest African Space Industry Annual Report from Space in Africa shows that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are investing more in space and satellite ...
CodeSpace is a South African organization, based in Cape Town, providing young people with the skills to excel in technology careers. We caught up with the founder Emma Dicks to find out ...
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
Gender-responsive policy is critical for Africa and involves the integration of gender in ICT-related strategies, policies, plans and budgets, with clear gender-equality targets. So says ...
The way in which banking and travel have embraced technology has created a "digital first" approach for people across the world. Whether it is booking flights or transferring money, many ...
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
11:00 A.M. South Africa Standard Time

Session One

Mobile Money 2.0: the Bright Future of Mobile Financial Service Innovation
Date: 08/20/20 @ 11:00 A.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa was the birthplace of Mobile Money and while it continues to rise in popularity, the industry is quickly evolving and launching more mobile-based financial services every day. In this Connecting Africa online event, local analysts and industry stakeholders will discuss how telcos are disrupting the financial services space and what the rise of Mobile Money 2.0 will look like for Africa.

  • From cash to mobile: heading towards a cashless society
  • Expanding MFS offerings beyond mobile money transfers
  • MNOs vs banks vs fintechs: an evolving competitive landscape
  • Unconnected and unbanked: fintech to improve financial inclusion
  • The rise of micro-loans and insurance through mobile platforms

12:15 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. BREAK

Session Two

Connecting the Next Billion: Strategies for Getting Africa On-Grid
Date 08/20/20 @ 12:30 P.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa has the fastest growing population in the world and also the youngest, with 60% of Africans under the age of 25. It is clear that the next billion connected are going to be the mobile-only generation. This digital symposium will bring industry experts together to discuss Africa’s digital divide and how to get devices into the hands of young Africans and empower them to join the digital revolution.

  • Who’s Driving? The role of government & regulator, private tech companies, and public-private partnerships
  • Device affordability: are we reaching a tipping point?
  • Status check: Satellite vs Fiber and the enduring infrastructure gap
  • Exploring the wider societal and economic benefits of a connected, digitally literate continent


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