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Content posted in February 2021
Uber facing class action lawsuit in SA
  • Connecting Africa News
A group of Uber drivers in South Africa is taking the ride-hailing giant to court, hoping for a victory like the one British drivers had earlier this month.
Safaricom ranked Kenya's best network
  • Connecting Africa News
Safaricom has been ranked as having the best network in Kenya for both data and calls, according to independent network tests from Umlaut.
18 African countries are testing 5G
  • Paula Gilbert
Stats from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) show there are 24 operators in 18 African countries currently evaluating, testing or deploying 5G.
Telkom SA's mobile business soars in 2020
  • Paula Gilbert
Telkom SA's mobile business kept up its strong growth trajectory in 2020 with mobile service revenue growing over 40% for the last nine months of the year.
The cost of Africa's Internet shutdowns
  • Paula Gilbert
Uganda's recent Internet shutdown cost the country about $10.7 million while Tanzania, Ethiopia and Chad all lost millions from Internet shutdowns in 2020.


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SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 2 – Remittance revolution

The Connecting Africa Podcast team spoke to SendSprint founder and CEO Damisi Busari about the remittance market and how to improve the experience that Africans in the diaspora have with sending money home.

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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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