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Senegal's national roaming live
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Senegal's Regulation Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (ARTP) has welcomed the implementation of roaming arrangements between the country's mobile network operators.
Safaricom Ethiopia closes $257M IFC deal
  • Paula Gilbert
Safaricom Ethiopia has closed a deal with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) which includes an equity investment of $157.4 million and a $100 million loan.
Podcast: What's the Story? SA regulator cracks down on Big Tech
  • Connecting Africa Video
Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert joined the podcast to discuss why global online platform giants Google, Apple, and Uber Eats as well as local online retailers and classifieds are in trouble with South Africa's Competition Commission.
Edtech app G-Quiz helping Gambian students pass exams
  • Connecting Africa News
Gambian edtech app G-Quiz is helping secondary school students prepare for exams and has ambitions to expand into both anglophone and francophone countries in West Africa, as well as parts of North Africa.
Emtel launches 5G in Mauritius
  • Paula Gilbert
Telecoms operator Emtel has become the second operator to launch 5G services in the island nation of Mauritius.
5G launches in Uganda, Zambia
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN and Airtel have both launched 5G services in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, and Airtel has begun rolling out 5G in Zambian capital Lusaka.
The state of Africa's edtech sector
  • Connecting Africa News
Africa's edtech market continues to grow as tech and education entrepreneurs seek to improve the digital education divide and prepare the workforce for jobs of the future.
Axian to buy controlling stake in Free Senegal
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Axian Telecom has signed a deal to acquire a further 40% stake in Senegalese operator Free, taking its total ownership up to 80% shareholding in the operator.
MTN, Airtel launch 4G in Rwanda
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Telecommunications operators MTN and Airtel have launched 4G networks in Rwanda after both telcos' operating licenses were amended to allow them to roll out 4G technology in the country.
Telkom SA wins legal battle against President's SIU probe
  • Matshepo Sehloho
South African telecom operator Telkom has won a court case against SA President Cyril Ramaphosa over his directive that authorized a wide-ranging probe by the country's Special Investigating Unit (SIU).
The 100 most influential African leaders in 2023
  • Africa Tech Perspectives
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.
Elon Musk's Starlink enters Kenya
  • Matshepo Sehloho
SpaceX's satellite Internet service, Starlink, has entered the Kenyan market, intensifying competition to the country's local players.
Sonatel gets 5G license in Senegal
  • Paula Gilbert
Senegal's telecoms regulator has granted a 'provisional' 5G license to Sonatel (Orange Senegal) as it outbid the competition.
MTN focuses on youth development in SA & Zambia
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The MTN Group has focused on youth development in South Africa and Zambia through its Digital Skills for Digital Jobs program and PachiPanda Innovation Challenge.
Angola gets connected through multiple deals
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Angola is set to receive high-capacity wireless offshore communication solutions from Paratus and Ceragon as well as high-speed connectivity through fiber backbone expansion by Liquid Dataport.
Podcast: Blessing Abeng on digital skills for Africa's youth
  • Connecting Africa Video
Africa Tech Radio Host Anthony Ibe joined Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert for a crossover podcast episode with Ingressive for Good Co-Founder Blessing Abeng about digital skills development in Africa.
Africa's fintech market to top US$65B by 2030
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, and Kenya are leading the way for Africa to become the fastest growing fintech market, with fintech revenues projected to grow thirteenfold to US$65 billion in 2030, according to a report from Boston Consulting Group and QED Investors.
Airtel launches 5G in Kenya
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Airtel Kenya has become the second telecom operator to launch a fifth-generation (5G) network in the East African country.
SA's FTTH prices slowly trending down – Africa Analysis
  • Paula Gilbert
Research from Africa Analysis found that uncapped fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) users in South Africa experienced slight declines in monthly fees over the past two years, while some ISPs increased line speeds at no additional cost.
Five African AI startups to watch in 2023
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Connecting Africa has compiled a list of five AI-powered startups that have been making an impact in the lives of the communities they serve and are worth watching in 2023.

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InDrive enters Zimbabwe's Bulawayo

Ride-sharing platform InDrive is expanding its services to Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo after successfully introducing its services in the capital of Harare in May this year.


Five African healthtech startups to watch

Connecting Africa has compiled a list of five African healthtech startups that have been making an impact in the lives of the communities they serve and are worth keeping an eye on in 2023.

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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.


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.


Challenges and opportunities for women's tech careers

A new survey reveals that COVID-19, the cost-of-living crisis, skills shortages and a lack of mentorship have negatively affected women's career development over the past two years.

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Omdia View: August 2023

By Omdia Analysts

Highlights in August 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included a commercial 5G launch from Ethio Telecom and the signing of a virtual wheeling agreement between Vodacom South Africa and Eskom – that and more in this month's Omdia View.


Omdia View: February 2023

By Omdia Analysts

In February 2023 key events in the Middle East and Africa included a major Internet project for Africa's underserved by Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Microsoft as well as a 5G launch in Tanzania – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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