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Turkcell not giving up on MTN Iran battle

Turkcell looks set to continue a court battle with MTN over a license in Iran; while the case was dismissed by the South African High Court, Turkcell is preparing to appeal.

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Angola begins re-privatization of Unitel

Angola's Institute for Management of State Assets and Stakes has started a re-privatization process for state-owned operator Unitel.

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Airtel takes $194M IFC loan for African investment

Pan-African operator Airtel has taken out a $194 million loan facility with the International Finance Corporation to support its operations and investments across Africa.

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Kenya reinstates mobile money fees

The Central Bank of Kenya says as of January 2023, charges for sending money between mobile money wallets and bank accounts will be reinstated.

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Microsoft invests to help African startup growth

US-based software company Microsoft is investing and partnering to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups over the next five years.

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MTN Ghana blocks 5.7M unregistered SIMs

MTN Ghana has complied with the government's directive to block subscribers who have not completed the country's SIM registration process, blocking 5.7 million users on December 2.

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Orange targets data & digital growth in Africa

Orange Deputy CEO for the MEA, Brelotte Ba, spoke to Connecting Africa about the group's strategy to grow its African data, fintech and digital customers.

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MTN's $4.2B battle with Turkcell is over

MTN has won a ten-year legal battle with Turkcell over a license in Iran.

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SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 2 – Remittance revolution

The Connecting Africa Podcast team spoke to SendSprint founder and CEO Damisi Busari about the remittance market and how to improve the experience that Africans in the diaspora have with sending money home.

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Safaricom launches M-Pesa Go for youth

Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom has launched a youth-oriented service, M-Pesa Go, which aims to teach digital financial skills to young people.

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Podcast: Boeing brings 5G and terrestrial tech to MEO satellites

Boeing's Ryan Reid explains how terrestrial telecom technologies are being utilized in the new O3b mPower satellites, which Boeing is manufacturing in partnership with satellite operator SES.

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Microsoft invests to help African startup growth

US-based software company Microsoft is investing and partnering to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups over the next five years.

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SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on inclusivity with Digital Council Africa's Juanita Clark

Digital Council Africa founder and CEO, Juanita Clark, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and what needs to be done to make the tech industry intentionally inclusive.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.

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Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

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Omdia View: July 2022

By Omdia Analysts

Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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