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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'
  • Connecting Africa News
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
  • Connecting Africa News
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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Botswana prohibits Starlink, imposes penalties for lawbreakers

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has warned the public against the importation, use and resale of SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink's devices in the country.

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Founders Factory Africa: Partnerships are key to building successful startups

Founders Factory Africa's Ayotunde Aladejana and Wangui Kahumbi spoke to Connecting Africa in an exclusive interview about the importance of building bridges between startups and corporations and fostering collaboration in the African tech ecosystem.

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November 11-14, 2024
Cape Town, South Africa
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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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Omdia View: September 2023

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Highlights in September 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included more 5G spectrum licenses, vendor and operator strategies, and partnerships – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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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.

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