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Content posted in June 2019
Women in Focus at East Africa Com
  • Paula Gilbert
The recent conference in Kenya included a focus on unleashing the economic potential of women in technology.
Orange in Talks to Enter Ethiopia
  • Iain Morris
French telecom incumbent may expand its African footprint by acquiring a stake in Ethio Telecom or snapping up a new license, says company's CFO.
The Cloud in Africa: Part 2
  • Connecting Africa News
In part two of our special report on cloud in Africa, we look at why Amazon and Microsoft are betting big on African cloud.
Huawei Commits to 5G in South Africa
  • Paula Gilbert
Huawei South Africa says it will not leave any of its local telco customers vulnerable and is ready to provide 5G products and solutions in the key African market.
The Cloud in Africa: Part 1
  • Connecting Africa News
In the first of a two-part feature, we look at why cloud service uptake is growing in Africa and the factors still holding it back.
Why I'm Excited for a Connected Africa
  • Paula Gilbert
My new role as editor of the Connecting Africa community offers great opportunities to track the development of the continent's comms and IT sectors, highlight gender equality progress and share coffee/wine tips.


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SA's smart city finalists win big for innovation

South Africa's City of Johannesburg's Smart City Office has awarded four innovators R500,000 (US$31,434) for their innovative solutions.

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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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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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