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Content posted in June 2022
ConCourt rules to delay SA digital migration
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's digital migration cannot happen on June 30, finding in favor of broadcaster eTV in a high-stakes court battle.
Africa lacks meaningful connectivity – A4AI
  • Paula Gilbert
In Mozambique and Rwanda, fewer than one in every fifty people in rural areas have meaningful connectivity, according to a recent report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI).
Vodacom's #CodeLikeAGirl program expands
  • Connecting Africa News
Vodacom says it plans to train another 1,500 young girls in coding this year, expanding the reach of its #CodeLikeAGirl program.
East Africa Com 2022: 5G in focus
  • Connecting Africa Video
GSMA director of social and regional research, Kenechi Okeleke, discusses the status of 5G in East Africa during a fireside chat at East Africa Com 2022.
East Africa Com 2022: AfCFTA's value for tech
  • Connecting Africa Video
A panel discussion at East Africa Com 2022 about what value the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) holds and what opportunities East African tech and telecoms companies can expect.
5G subs to hit 200M in MENA by 2027 – Ericsson
  • Paula Gilbert
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that 5G subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa region will reach about 200 million by 2027, growing from about 10 million in 2021.
Omdia View: May 2022
  • Guest Perspectives
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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SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 2 – Remittance revolution

The Connecting Africa Podcast team spoke to SendSprint founder and CEO Damisi Busari about the remittance market and how to improve the experience that Africans in the diaspora have with sending money home.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on inclusivity with Digital Council Africa's Juanita Clark

Digital Council Africa founder and CEO, Juanita Clark, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and what needs to be done to make the tech industry intentionally inclusive.

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Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.

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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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Omdia View: July 2022

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Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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