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Content posted in July 2018
DR Congo: Is Reaganomics Coming to the Rescue?
  • Wei Shi
The GSMA has recommended the Democratic Republic of Congo lower taxes on the mobile industry to provide a boost for the industry as well as the government's coffers.
Orange Boosted by Data Demand
  • Iain Morris
Orange reports strong growth in sales and earnings, thanks to consumer appetite for mobile data services.
Smart Cities, 5G & IoT Take Center Stage at AfricaCom 2018
  • Amy Turner
Africa's digerati are set to converge on the annual AfricaCom event in Cape Town once again to figure out the continent's connected future, analyse the potential of 5G, identify how IoT and smart cities could play a role in Africa's digital development… and much more.
Is M-Pesa Heading to Ethiopia?
  • Ray Le Maistre
Speculation suggests Safaricom is about to strike a deal with Ethiopia's government to help introduce the M-Pesa mobile money and banking service to the country's 100 million-plus population and compete with existing player M-BIRR.
Chad to Auction New Mobile License
  • Wei Shi
The telecom regulator of Chad has issued an invitation for tender to auction out a new mobile licence covering 2G, 3G and 4G.
Nigeria Courts US Media, Tech Investment
  • Connecting Africa News
Representatives of the US media, tech and investment sectors have been meeting in Silicon Valley with Nigerian government ministers about potential business and investment opportunities.
Sudatel Checks Out 5G, FTTH With Nokia
  • Ray Le Maistre
Sudanese operator is to trial enhanced 4G, 5G and fixed fiber broadband access technologies as it considers services evolution.


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Hot startup of the month: SA's Snode

This month's hot startup is South African company Snode, which is applying a data-driven approach to cybersecurity.

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Twitter announces first African office in Ghana, begins hiring

Twitter has announced it is planning to open an office in Accra, the Ghanaian capital – the first in Africa for the social media giant.

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Factors influencing fintech adoption in Nigeria

By Yusuf Opeyemi Akinwale and Adam Konto Kyari

This article is a collaboration with the African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development and explores the factors impacting the adoption of financial services technology in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Omdia View: March 2021

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Omdia's analysts provide context and analysis to the biggest stories making headlines in Africa during March 2021.

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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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The moving target that is telecoms fraud
By Clémentine Fournier, Regional VP Sales, Africa, BICS

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