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MTN sees double-digit revenue growth in Rwanda & Uganda

MTN's operations in Rwanda and Uganda have reported strong interim results with revenue and subscribers on the rise.

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SA startup Sendoff is digitizing funerals

South African startup Sendoff is a full-service funeral app that is digitizing the way funerals are organized.

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SA's Openserve to separate from Telkom

South African operator, Telkom, has decided to separate its wholesale division, Openserve, into a stand-alone entity in September.

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Telecel not giving up on Vodafone Ghana deal

Telecel Group has said it will re-engage with the Ghanaian government regarding its takeover bid for Vodafone Ghana's operations in the country.

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Moroccans and Egyptians embrace digital payment methods

Mastercard's New Payments Index 2022 shows that digital payment adoption is accelerating across MENA, including strong growth in Egypt and Morocco.

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SA's Homemation wants smart homes to be seamless

Through its Control4 operating system, South Africa's Homemation highlights that operating smart homes should be a seamless experience.

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Major data boom for MTN Ghana

MTN has seen huge data growth from its customers in Ghana with data traffic up 52% in the first six months of the year and data revenue almost 50% higher than last year.

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Safaricom wants Kenya to be a digital talent hub

Kenyan operator Safaricom has launched a Digital Talent Program and is teaching kids to code through the M-Pesa app, as it aims to create a sustainable digital talent pipeline.

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MTN Nigeria to launch 5G by September

MTN says it is on track to launch 5G services across Nigeria by the end of the third quarter of 2022, as it reports strong half-year earnings.

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Vodafone Ghana to sell major stake to Telecel

Vodafone Group has entered into an agreement with Telecel, subject to certain conditions, to sell its 70% stake in Vodafone Ghana.

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North Africa Com 2022: Enabling regulation to accelerate digitization

A panel discussion about what regulations are needed to help accelerate digitization in North Africa.

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North Africa Com 2022: Closing the gender gap

A panel discussion at North Africa Com 2022 about how to close North Africa's gender gap when it comes to digital and tech jobs.

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SA startup Sendoff is digitizing funerals

South African startup Sendoff is a full-service funeral app that is digitizing the way funerals are organized.

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SA's Homemation wants smart homes to be seamless

Through its Control4 operating system, South Africa's Homemation highlights that operating smart homes should be a seamless experience.

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5G is lighting up the future of North Africa
By Chris Meng, VP of Huawei Northern Africa Carrier Business Department

The moving target that is telecoms fraud
By Clémentine Fournier, Regional VP Sales, Africa, BICS

How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

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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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Omdia View: May 2022

By Omdia Analysts

SpaceX-owned Starlink's plans to launch a satellite broadband service in Africa was a major highlight in May 2022, says Omdia's analysts.

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Africa Green ICT: Lighting Up a Sustainable Continent

The ICT industry is the leading industry in the commitment to carbon neutrality, whose focus has shifted from setting ambitious targets to taking initiatives. The push for zero-carbon and for green energy development, it isn't just about CSR – it's also good for sustainable business.

The path to sustainable development requires green energy. Governments are looking at potential policy approaches to make green energy more widely available and affordable. Without sustainable energy, there will be no digital transformation and no chance of making Africa more economically competitive in the post-pandemic era.

Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022 will bring together ICT industry leaders and senior industrial analysts to provide insight, best practices and key learnings on how to achieve zero-carbon targets and practice green development in Africa.

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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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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

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