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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/31/2020
South Africa is once again experiencing slow Internet as the West Africa Cable System (WACS) suffered its third major fault in 2020.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/26/2020
Telkom is the latest South African operator to come to an agreement with the country's Competition Commission (CompCom) to address concerns over IP Connect pricing and reducing the digital divide.
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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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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/13/2020
South Africa's tech and telecoms stocks plummeted on Thursday as worries over the worsening spread of the coronavirus caused massive equity sell-offs.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/12/2020
MTN is not expecting any major network issues due to possible supply chain disruptions caused by the spreading coronavirus.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 3/11/2020
Strong performances in Nigeria and Ghana helped push up MTN's profitability in 2019, as the South African business struggled to grow.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/28/2020
Despite huge strides in mobile payment solutions in Africa, most banks on the continent find that consumer demand for old fashioned plastic debit and credit cards still outweighs that for other payment technologies such as mobile payments.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 2/27/2020
Telecom operator Safaricom plans to accelerate cloud adoption in Kenya and across the East African region through a partnership with global cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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Tom Jackson, 2/24/2020
Sustainable and effective cold chains are crucial for the transportation of food and medicine, but in many parts of rural Africa they have been sorely lacking. Tackling this issue is Nigerian startup Gricd, which is using solar power and the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure effective refrigeration.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 2/25/2020
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.
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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.
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