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How e-mobility could transform Africa's transport sector

ICT analyst Francis Hook delves into Africa's e-mobility sector and unpacks the challenges faced locally and the benefits the move to electric vehicles could bring to urban transport systems.

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Starlink gets approval to beam into Botswana

Botswana has granted SpaceX's satellite Internet unit, Starlink, an operating license, after Zimbabwe granted it a license last week.

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Raxio launches data center in Mozambique

With Raxio opening a new data center in Mozambique, Group CEO Robert Mullins spoke to Connecting Africa about the Maputo facility and the group's expansion plans across Africa, including launches in Cte d'Ivoire, DRC and Angola later this year.

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Five mobility startups to watch in 2024

Connecting Africa has compiled a list of five mobility startups that are making a difference in the communities they serve.

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Zimbabwe approves Starlink licensing

Zimbabwe's telecom regulator has approved the licensing of Elon Musk's Starlink, allowing the satellite unit of SpaceX to operate in the southern African country.

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Orange Ventures, Digital Africa promise more funding for startups

Orange Ventures and Digital Africa are teaming up to invest more in tech startups in Africa and the Middle East through Digital Africa's Fuz program and the Orange Digital Center network.

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Google to build Umoja cable to connect Africa to Australia

Tech giant Google is building a new undersea fiber optic cable that will connect Africa to Australia.

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Omdia View: April 2024

April 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included a license for Starlink in Ghana, new mobile termination rates in Ethiopia, and 6G trials in Bahrain – that and more in the latest Omdia View.

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Kenya to introduce new taxes for electric vehicles, solar batteries

The Kenyan government has proposed the Finance Bill 2024 that would impose a value-added tax (VAT) on electric bikes, buses, and solar and lithium-ion batteries.

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Hot startup of the month: Rwanda's Ampersand

Connecting Africa's hot startup this month is Rwanda's Ampersand, which designs, builds, and manufactures electric motorcycles and battery packs for motorcycle taxis.

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Microsoft South Africa pledges $71.6M for SMMEs, skills development

Microsoft has pledged to invest more than R1.3 billion (US$71.6 million) in South Africa to support small businesses, create jobs, invest in youth skills development and ready the country for AI transformation.

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Liquid launches LEO satellite services via Eutelsat

Liquid Intelligent Technologies has signed a distribution partner agreement with Eutelsat Group that will see low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services rolled out in Africa.

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Five mobility startups to watch in 2024

Connecting Africa has compiled a list of five mobility startups that are making a difference in the communities they serve.

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Orange Ventures, Digital Africa promise more funding for startups

Orange Ventures and Digital Africa are teaming up to invest more in tech startups in Africa and the Middle East through Digital Africa's Fuz program and the Orange Digital Center network.

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Uber's Marjorie Saint-Lot on inclusion and sustainability in Africa

Uber's Country Manager for Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, Marjorie Saint-Lot, shares how the ride-hailing company is approaching public-private partnerships, environmentally friendly initiatives and gender inclusion in Africa.

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The 100 most influential African leaders in 2023

A new report from Africa Tech Festival and Connecting Africa puts a spotlight on the top 100 African leaders in the telecoms and technology sector in 2023.

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Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

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How e-mobility could transform Africa's transport sector

By Francis Hook

ICT analyst Francis Hook delves into Africa's e-mobility sector and unpacks the challenges faced locally and the benefits the move to electric vehicles could bring to urban transport systems.

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Omdia View: April 2024

By Omdia Analysts

April 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included a license for Starlink in Ghana, new mobile termination rates in Ethiopia, and 6G trials in Bahrain – that and more in the latest Omdia View.

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