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Content posted in April 2020
Sparkle expands to Morocco
  • Connecting Africa News
Italian service provider Sparkle is expanding its reach into North Africa by opening a new point of presence in Casablanca, Morocco.
ZTE's African growth plans
  • Paula Gilbert
ZTE has been actively trialing 5G technology in Africa but still sees 3G and 4G as big growth areas for its business on the continent.
Ericsson's 2020 African Growth Plans
  • Partner Perspectives
President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Fadi Pharaon, tells Connecting Africa about the group's strategy for growth on the African continent.
SA telcos pledge big in COVID-19 battle
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa's mobile operators are making sizable pledges toward the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as spending on improving network capacity.
How much MTN execs get paid
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN's Group CEO Rob Shuter made $3.3 million in 2019 while Group CFO Ralph Mupita took home $3.7 million.


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Paymentology looks to strengthen its African roots

Global issuer-processor Paymentology's CEO Jeff Parker spoke to Connecting Africa about the company's African roots and aspirations to work with more banks, fintechs and enterprises both on the continent and globally.

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Women & technology: impacts of the digital gender divide

Connecting Africa correspondent Chiti Mbizule investigates the state of Africa's digital gender gap and the impact this divide is having on access, education and entrepreneurship opportunities for local women.

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Africa Tech Festival 2024
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: February 2024

By Omdia Analysts

Highlights in February 2024 in the Middle East and Africa included 5G launches in Senegal and 5G trials in Egypt as well as Kenya's first 5G MVNO. Airtel also launched a new wholesale connectivity business while MTN and Huawei are planning a joint Innovation Technology Lab in South Africa – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: January 2024

By Omdia Analysts

Highlights in January 2024 in the Middle East and Africa included a $200 million fintech deal between MTN and Mastercard as well as 5G network trials by Telecom Egypt – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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