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New develoPPP Ventures funding program for SA startups
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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has launched develoPPP Ventures, a new funding scheme offering up to €100,000 (US$106,950) for successful startups in South Africa.
Registration opens for Africa Tech Festival 2024
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Registration has opened for the 2024 edition of Africa Tech Festival, the continent's leading platform for technology innovators, specialists and thought leaders.
New Africa eGovernance Conference comes to Rwanda
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The Africa eGovernance Conference (AfreGov) will host its maiden event in Kigali, Rwanda from March 12-14, 2024 under the theme 'Digital Governance for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development.'
Liquid, Nokia partner on Kenya-SA fiber route 
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Liquid Intelligent Technologies has partnered with Nokia to deploy innovative transport network technology in the new terrestrial fiber route connecting Mombasa (Kenya) to Johannesburg (South Africa).
Nokia and Safaricom complete 5G slicing trial
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Nokia and Safaricom have completed Africa's first fixed wireless access network slicing deployment on a live 4G and 5G commercial network. #pressrelease
MTN to launch open RAN in Africa
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MTN Group says it is testing and plans to deploy open RAN technology across its African footprint.


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Illara Health aims to improve quality of care in Kenya

Kenyan healthtech startup Illara Health aspires to improve the quality of care in the country's clinics by providing equipment financing and digitizing facilities with its software.

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Orange opens digital center in Guinea-Bissau

Pan-African operator Orange has opened an Orange Digital Center (ODC) in Guinea-Bissau.

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August 9, 2024
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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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Leadership Lessons: The importance of mentorship for career growth

By Nollie Maoto

Nollie Maoto, First Rand Group's compliance chief data and analytics officer and Africa Tech Festival Leadership Council member, reflects on the importance of mentorship for career growth for African women in data analytics.

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Omdia View: May 2024

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May 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included African 5G subscriptions surpassing 5 million, growth from SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink, and a major fiber partnership in the Middle East and North Africa.

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