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Rachael McKie, Connecting Africa Writer, 9/18/2017
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2017, Connecting Africa has been profiling some of the most influential figures in Nigeria's technology and telecoms sectors. With the countdown to the 9th annual event underway, Connecting Africa caught up with Adedamola Ibironke, solution development manager at MTN Nigeria, to discuss the emerging trend of content co-creation ...
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Connecting Africa, 9/14/2017
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/12/2017
AgriTech startup iProcure has become the sixth and final African startup to be awarded investment by the Safaricom Spark Fund, which has shared US$1 million between its portfolio companies.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/31/2017
BitPesa, which runs a blockchain-based Bitcoin payment processing platform for Africa, has raised additional Series A funding that takes its total investments to $10 million.
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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 8/29/2017
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, AfricaCom 2017 is launching a new Technology Arena, and has secured Microsoft as the lead sponsor.
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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 8/18/2017
Connecting Africa marked Women's Month with a Twitter discussion exploring African women in technology and how to succeed in a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
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Rachael McKie, Connecting Africa Writer, 8/14/2017
Connecting Africa's first ever Digital Week (4 - 8 September 2017) is less than a month away and promises to be the largest online event of its kind -- a week-long agenda of free-to-access webinars and downloadable resources on all things Africa tech and telecoms.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/8/2017
Having already invested US$15 million in African consumer-focused technology companies since inception in 2014, Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings intends to invest a further $10 million during the coming 12 months in "new and existing portfolio companies that make use of technology to reach consumers," the investment house and startup ...
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The Staff, 7/17/2017
AfricaCom, the continent's largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms conference and exhibition, is adding a Technology Arena to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, which this year takes place in Cape Town on November 7-9.
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Thanks Christian.

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I hope Orange display better services in Africa than in France.

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Thats an inspiring story. Happy to land to the right article!  

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

Available data center white space has doubled over the past five years and has been growing by an average of around 15% annually. This webinar will assess this transformation, and provide a window into what the expanding demand for cloud services means for the future of the African data center market.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).

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September 20-21, 2017, Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
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