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Content posted in December 2022
Hot startup of the month: Nigeria's Womenovate
  • Matshepo Sehloho
This month's hot startup is a Nigerian female-focused online learning platform that offers women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics (STEAM) access to resources, training courses and jobs globally.
Seacom to launch West African hub in 2023
  • Paula Gilbert
Seacom Chief Digital Officer Prenesh Padayachee told Connecting Africa the company plans to expand its footprint into West Africa and wants to set up a hub in either Nigeria or Ghana next year.
Turkcell not giving up on MTN Iran battle
  • Paula Gilbert
Turkcell looks set to continue a court battle with MTN over a license in Iran; while the case was dismissed by the South African High Court, Turkcell is preparing to appeal.
Angola begins re-privatization of Unitel
  • Matshepo Sehloho
Angola's Institute for Management of State Assets and Stakes has started a re-privatization process for state-owned operator Unitel.
Kenya reinstates mobile money fees
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Central Bank of Kenya says as of January 2023, charges for sending money between mobile money wallets and bank accounts will be reinstated.
MTN Ghana blocks 5.7M unregistered SIMs
  • Matshepo Sehloho
MTN Ghana has complied with the government's directive to block subscribers who have not completed the country's SIM registration process, blocking 5.7 million users on December 2.

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Hot startup of the month: Pan-African fintech KamaPay

This month's hot startup is pan-African fintech KamaPay, which helps individuals and businesses make cross-border payments on the continent.


Afretec awards $3.3M in grants to African research teams

The African Engineering and Technology Network (Afretec) has awarded grants worth $300,000 each to 11 university research teams across Africa to advance digital technologies.

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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.


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.


Survey: Opportunities for Women in Tech

Take our new survey for women across Asia, Europe and Africa looking at the biggest challenges and opportunities for women-led enterprises and trends in tech careers for women.

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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.


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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