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Content posted in January 2022
MTN Nigeria earnings soar in 2021
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN Nigeria's profit-after-tax rose over 45% in 2021, despite the telco losing 8 million subscribers due to regulatory restrictions on SIM sales.
Research Bites: Lack of 4IR knowledge a cause for concern
  • Guest Perspectives
This article – published in collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development – explores the levels of knowledge of South African citizens about the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
SA President orders investigation into Telkom
  • Paula Gilbert
President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed South Africa's Special Investing Unit to investigate allegations of maladministration to do with Telkom SA's failed forays into Nigeria and Mauritius.
Hot startup of the month: Kenya's Wowzi
  • Tom Jackson
Kenya's Wowzi is an online marketplace for social media users and influencers to connect with big brands and make money by amplifying their messages or products.
SA operators band together to fight crime
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa's telecom operators have joined forces to establish a new non-profit organization, COMRiC, which aims to tackle crime impacting the industry.
Omdia View: December 2021
  • Guest Perspectives
This is the December 2021 edition of the Middle East and Africa News Digest series from Omdia, which provides analysis of major trends and events in the region.
World Mobile brings Wi-Fi hotspots to Zanzibar
  • Connecting Africa News
Blockchain operator World Mobile is partnering with the Zanzibar eGovernment Agency to launch free Wi-Fi hotspots at public facing government institutions.
SA operators pick sides in spectrum court battle
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa's mobile operators have picked sides in the recent court battle over a planned spectrum auction in the country, with the majority siding with the telecoms regulator.
Charles Molapisi is new MTN SA CEO
  • Paula Gilbert
Former MTN Group CTIO, Charles Molapisi, is now the CEO of MTN SA, replacing Godfrey Motsa who stepped down on January 1, 2022.


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Zoho eyes African expansion, adds second SA office

Indian multinational tech company, Zoho, is opening its second office in South Africa as it eyes further expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

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Hot startup of the month: Mauritius' Ojimah

This month's hot startup is a Mauritian multichannel digital platform, Ojimah, that is on a mission to streamline African travel.

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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

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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

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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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