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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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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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Africa Tech Perspectives

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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

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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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