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Vodafone UK builds up IoT offering with SA's IoT.nxt

The UK-based operator signals progress with ambition to take South African startup's IoT solutions global.

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Women in Tech Interview: IFS Africa MD Emma Murray

IFS Africa MD Emma Murray spoke to Connecting Africa about her more than 20 year career and shared advice for young women joining the IT industry.

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Hot startup of the month: SA's FlexClub

South African startup FlexClub has launched a managed marketplace that helps independent drivers on digital platforms become vehicle owners.

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Interview: Jimmy Nguyen on Bitcoin and blockchain in Africa

Bitcoin Association founding president Jimmy Nguyen speaks to Emily Parrett about Bitcoin and blockchain technology and the potential benefits of these technologies for Africa.

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GVG to invest $300K in African regtech startups

Global Voice Group wants to invest US$300,000 in African tech startups which are coming up with regulatory technology (regtech) solutions.

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API marketplace Chenosis is gaining traction

MTN Group CTIO, Charles Molapisi, shared his ambitious plans for API marketplace Chenosis which has already signed up over 250 developers in just two months.

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Orange commits to keep intra-African data traffic in Africa

Orange has announced it is creating two new international voice points of presence in Nigeria and plans to open a data clearing house in Africa next year.

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East Africa's digital economy needs progressive policy – Kenyan regulator

Communications Authority of Kenya's Mercy Wanjau told East Africa Com digital economies must have progressive policy and regulation on spectrum, data protection and digital taxation.

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View4all.tv targets education in SA with zero data costs

View4all.tv founder Gregory Sheppard chats to Connecting Africa about the free content delivery platform providing both educational and entertainment content in SA with no data costs.

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Orange and DeBeers team to mine IoT marine diamonds

Orange Business Services has helped De Beers Marine South Africa build an IoT platform to ensure marine miners keep a safe distance from heavy machinery.

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SA president backs 4IR to assist economic recovery

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) can help the country to emerge from the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MTN unveils API marketplace for developers

MTN is launching a pan-African API marketplace for developers, called Chenosis, which it plans to make the largest library of open APIs published on the continent.

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Hot startup of the month: SA's FlexClub

South African startup FlexClub has launched a managed marketplace that helps independent drivers on digital platforms become vehicle owners.

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Econet and X's Project Taara join forces to connect Africa

Econet Group and Google X's Project Taara are teaming up to deploy new high-speed Internet technology to communities across sub-Saharan Africa.

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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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AfricaCom Interview: Temidayo Oniosun on Africa's space and satellite industry

Space in Africa founder, Temidayo Oniosun, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities in the African space and satellite industry.

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