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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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Hot startup of the month: Data science marketplace Zindi

This month's hot startup is social enterprise Zindi, which is a professional network for data science in Africa.

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Côte d'Ivoire e-health platform Orange Santé launched

Pan-African operator Orange has partnered with Moroccan start-up DabaDoc to create an e-health platform to help Ivorians book doctor’s appointments online.

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Omdia View: May 2022

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SpaceX-owned Starlink's plans to launch a satellite broadband service in Africa was a major highlight in May 2022, says Omdia's analysts.

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Omdia View: April 2022

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This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.

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Africa Green ICT: Lighting Up a Sustainable Continent

The ICT industry is the leading industry in the commitment to carbon neutrality, whose focus has shifted from setting ambitious targets to taking initiatives. The push for zero-carbon and for green energy development, it isn't just about CSR – it's also good for sustainable business.

The path to sustainable development requires green energy. Governments are looking at potential policy approaches to make green energy more widely available and affordable. Without sustainable energy, there will be no digital transformation and no chance of making Africa more economically competitive in the post-pandemic era.

Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022 will bring together ICT industry leaders and senior industrial analysts to provide insight, best practices and key learnings on how to achieve zero-carbon targets and practice green development in Africa.

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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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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

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