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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/17/2020
The MTN Group has announced a new CEO for its South Sudan unit, with Gordian Kyomukama taking up the role from January 21, 2020.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/16/2020
Telkom is planning to shed around 3,000 jobs across a number of business units including wholesale division, Openserve. The story was first broken by Reuters which reported that the SA telco had already served trade unions with letters regarding the planned job cuts.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/15/2020
South African telecom operator Vodacom may be looking to take over some of struggling rival Cell C's contract customers, at least according to the rumor mill. A Bloomberg report quoted inside sources saying talks on the possible deal are still at an early stage.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/14/2020
Sub-Saharan African economies lost out on $2.16 billion in economic activity during 2019 due to Internet blackouts and social media shutdowns, while the Middle East and North Africa felt an economic impact of $3.14 billion.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 1/13/2020
MTN has finally received some good news from Nigeria, where the country's attorney general has withdrawn a US$2 billion tax demand after a lengthy court battle.
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The Staff, 1/9/2020
Tanzania's mobile operators added just over 1 million additional mobile subscriptions between them during the third quarter of 2019, taking the total to 44.8 million by the end of last September, according to the latest statistics shared by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/27/2019
Financial services, manufacturing and logistics are going to be the next industries to be hit by disruptive technologies. This is the view of Herman Singh, founder and CEO of Future Advisory, a global professional advisory business and investment firm.
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Tom Jackson, 12/23/2019
Companies labelled a "hot startup" aren't usually more than ten years old, but the reinvention of South African company biNu in 2016, and the impact it is having on Internet accessibility, makes it worthy of the title.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/20/2019
Female CEOs have a responsibility to help other women to rise to the top of their fields and to ensure that there is a pipeline of female talent working up the ranks of their companies.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 12/24/2019
Just like the Internet itself many years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was initially viewed as nothing more than a fad that would have little impact on our daily lives. We know now that this is not true, with some studies revealing that more than 80% of senior executives across industries believe IoT is critical to some or all lines of their business.
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