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Content posted in May 2019
MTN Uganda CEO is Safe to Return
  • Connecting Africa News
MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte has been given the all clear by the country's President to return to the country.
AMN to Connect Rural Africa with Vanu Tech
  • Wei Shi
Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) is aiming to connect more people in rural Africa to the communications grid by rolling out more cellular base stations developed by Vanu.
Canon Heads to East Africa Com
  • Connecting Africa News
Canon's participation in East Africa Com (May 14 - 15) is part of its strategy to support its customers in their digital transformation while keeping security at the heart of its concerns.
Cell C Zero-Rates Media Streaming Data
  • Wei Shi
South African mobile operator tempts customers with zero-rated streaming media, but users will need to watch their dat consumption limits carefully.


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Leadership Lessons: The importance of mentorship for career growth

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