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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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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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Podcast: Infinera's Tim Doiron on TIP, open networking and how vendors adapt

Infinera's Tim Doiron discusses open networking and Infinera's role in a recent Telecom Infra Project deployment.

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Hot startup of the month: Nigeria's VNTS

Nigerian startup VNTS manufactures network devices that solve last-mile connectivity and last-inch Wi-Fi signal issues using existing electrical cabling.

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Hot startup of the month: Kenya's MPost

MPost, a Kenyan digital addressing company, is providing those without physical addresses a way to receive mail using a virtual address linked to their mobile number.

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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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Africa's mobile operators need better roaming monetization for growth
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How Africa's operators are driving socio-economic development
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