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Content posted in February 2022
SA's Vumatel acquires 45% stake in Herotel
  • Connecting Africa News
SA fiber provider Vumatel has bought a non-controlling stake in local Internet service provider Herotel which focuses on connectivity in smaller towns and cities.
Hot startup of the month: Nigeria's Scrapays
  • Tom Jackson
Scrapays, a Nigerian waste management platform, connects waste producers to localized collectors, saving them time and helping them earn money from recycling.
All six bidders qualify for SA spectrum auction
  • Paula Gilbert
SA regulator ICASA has announced the qualified bidders for South Africa's spectrum auction licensing process, with all six applicants passing the pre-qualification stage.
Orange Africa growth story continues
  • Paula Gilbert
French operator Orange's operations in Africa and the Middle East continued to be its strongest growth region with revenue rising almost 11% in 2021.
Huawei in hot water over SA hiring habits
  • Connecting Africa News
Huawei South Africa sued by local labor department for alleged non-compliance with employment equity policy by employing 10% local staff when it should be 60%.
Omdia View: January 2022
  • Guest Perspectives
This month's Omdia summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa covers IoT regulation, 5G spectrum auctions and service launch plans.
SA spectrum showdown gets April court date
  • Paula Gilbert
The ongoing spectrum battle between Telkom SA and regulator ICASA will go to court in April, but the auction they are arguing about is set to happen in March.
Women in Tech: MTN Rwanda CEO Mitwa Ng'ambi
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN Rwanda CEO Mitwa Ng'ambi sat down with Connecting Africa to share her career journey, and the strides Rwanda is making in gender inclusion in both government and the private sector.


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AI's potential in African agriculture, energy and climate action GSMA

A new GSMA report examines the huge potential for artificial intelligence to support Africa's socio-economic growth in areas including agriculture, energy and climate action.

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KaiOS targets merchant market for growth, digital inclusion

KaiOS Technologies, the creator of a mobile operating system for smart feature phones, is piloting affordable merchant payment terminals - which look like feature phones - in Africa to help underserved merchants and transport providers accept digital payments solutions.

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Leadership Lessons: The importance of mentorship for career growth

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Nollie Maoto, First Rand Group's compliance chief data and analytics officer and Africa Tech Festival Leadership Council member, reflects on the importance of mentorship for career growth for African women in data analytics.

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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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August 9, 2024
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November 12-14, 2024
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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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