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Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks loses 4G infrastructure monopoly

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has announced that it will modify KTRN's license to allow other companies to deploy 4G networks.

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Fintech Mama Money expands Malawi reach with TNM partnership

SA fintech Mama Money is partnering with Malawian network TNM to expand its cross-border money transfer services in the country, following a similar deal with a major bank in Zimbabwe last month.

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African tech startup funding hits $3.3B in 2022

Investment in Africa's tech startup ecosystem passed $3 billion for the first time in 2022, with Nigeria taking the biggest piece of pie and fintech dominating other sectors, according to a report from Disrupt Africa.

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Ghana cancels MTN's hefty tax bill

The Ghanaian government has scrapped the US$672 million tax bill charged to mobile operator MTN Group.

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MTN Nigeria profit soars in 2022

MTN Nigeria has reported a strong set of results for 2022, with profit up over 20% and users growing 10% despite SIM registration challenges, high inflation rates and macroeconomic pressure.

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Etisalat Egypt signs $132M financing deal for expansion

Telecoms operator Etisalat Egypt has signed a funding agreement with Commercial International Bank to support its expansion plans in the North African country.

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Zimbabwe's EcoCash to grow USD mobile money transactions

Mobile money operator EcoCash plans to grow its US dollar transactions distribution footprint across Zimbabwe.

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Airtel Africa reports double-digit revenue and customer growth

Airtel Africa grew its customer base by 10% and revenue by 12%, for the first nine months of the financial year, as it increased capex and spent more on 4G and 5G spectrum across Africa.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 4 – Agri-fintech, from kibbutz to Kenya

The Connecting Africa Podcast team speak to Israeli-Kenyan startup Avenews' co-founder and CEO, Shalom Ben-Or, about his fintech super-app that has been built specifically for Africa's agriculture industry.

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Elon Musk's Starlink goes live in Nigeria

Nigeria has become the first African country to have access to SpaceX's satellite Internet service, Starlink.

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SA regulator appoints a new CEO

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has appointed Tshiamo Maluleka-Disemelo as its new CEO.

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Egypt acquisition boosts Vodacom quarterly revenue

Vodacom is already seeing an earnings boost from its December acquisition of a 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt, reporting double-digit Group revenue growth for the third quarter.

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African tech startup funding hits $3.3B in 2022

Investment in Africa's tech startup ecosystem passed $3 billion for the first time in 2022, with Nigeria taking the biggest piece of pie and fintech dominating other sectors, according to a report from Disrupt Africa.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 4 – Agri-fintech, from kibbutz to Kenya

The Connecting Africa Podcast team speak to Israeli-Kenyan startup Avenews' co-founder and CEO, Shalom Ben-Or, about his fintech super-app that has been built specifically for Africa's agriculture industry.

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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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