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Content posted in October 2016
AfricaCom Speaker Spotlight - Uber's Timothy Willis
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Timothy Willis, Uber's Central Operations Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa, talks about data insights, the unique operating challenges Africa presents and what he's most looking forward to at this year's AfricaCom event.
Finance and Commerce on the 'Mobile Continent'
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In Africa, mobile money has largely played the role usually filled by Western traditional banking institutions and, as a result, sub-Saharan Africa now transfers more money domestically via mobile money than any other region in the world.
Smarter mobile money through big data analytics
  • Connecting Africa News
The mobile service provider's access to big data offers a huge advantage over formal financial institutions, which cannot easily tap into their clients' daily lives.
Mission Afrique - SES Industry Days
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At AfricaCom, world-leading satellite operator and AfricaCom 2016 gold sponsor, SES, will be holding its hugely popular, one-of-a-kind Africa Industry Day on Monday November 14.


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A whitepaper on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) and the future of work has found that the African continent, with its young population, can leverage AI to drive economic growth.

Registration opens for Africa Tech Festival 2024

Registration has opened for the 2024 edition of Africa Tech Festival, the continent's leading platform for technology innovators, specialists and thought leaders.

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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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Omdia View: May 2024

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May 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included African 5G subscriptions surpassing 5 million, growth from SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink, and a major fiber partnership in the Middle East and North Africa.

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How e-mobility could transform Africa's transport sector

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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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