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Vodacom KZN to invest $53M into network improvement, rural sites

Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) will invest over R1 billion (US$53 million) this financial year into its network to increase capacity and resilience and accelerate connectivity, particularly in rural areas of the SA province.

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Omdia View: August 2023

Highlights in August 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included a commercial 5G launch from Ethio Telecom and the signing of a virtual wheeling agreement between Vodacom South Africa and Eskom – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Cassava Tech Talks, Ep. 1: Building African Intelligence

The pilot episode of the Cassava Tech Talks podcast covers the transformative power of technology to reduce the digital divide by leveraging true African Intelligence. Guests are Hardy Pemhiwa, Group CEO of Cassava Technologies, and Hendrik Malan, CEO of Frost & Sullivan Sub-Saharan Africa. #sponsored

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Interoperability key for mobile financial inclusion AfricaNenda

AfricaNenda Deputy CEO Sabine Mensah believes that increased interoperability in Africa's fintech sector and more policy harmonization will aid financial inclusion.

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Bob van Dijk steps down as Naspers, Prosus CEO

Bob van Dijk – the CEO of Africa's biggest listed company, Naspers, and Dutch technology investment company Prosus – has stepped down with immediate effect.

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InDrive enters Zimbabwe's Bulawayo

Ride-sharing platform InDrive is expanding its services to Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo after successfully introducing its services in the capital of Harare in May this year.

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Kenyan President pitches Silicon Savannah investment to Silicon Valley

Kenyan President William Ruto met several American tech CEOs during a US-Kenya business roadshow last week to pitch Kenya as an investment destination.

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MTN signs IoT deal in SA, e-waste recycling project in Benin

MTN South Africa announced a partnership with Eseye, a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) services, while MTN Benin has opened up about an e-waste recycling project in collaboration with Ericsson.

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Egyptian government to sell more of Telecom Egypt

The Egyptian government is considering selling another 10% - 15% stake in Telecom Egypt, following a 10% sale in May.

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Ethiopia gives global investors more time to apply for telecom license

The Ethiopian Communications Authority has extended the deadline for international operators to show interest in applying for a new telecom license to operate in the country.

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MTN Nigeria adds more spectrum to network arsenal

MTN Nigeria has acquired spectrum in the 2.6GHz band from OpenSkys to enhance capacity and customer experience on its Nigerian network.

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Liquid launches Kenya-Ethiopia, Zambia-Malawi fiber routes

Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced the launch of two new terrestrial fiber routes connecting Kenya to Ethiopia and Zambia to Malawi.

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InDrive enters Zimbabwe's Bulawayo

Ride-sharing platform InDrive is expanding its services to Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo after successfully introducing its services in the capital of Harare in May this year.

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Five African healthtech startups to watch

Connecting Africa has compiled a list of five African healthtech startups that have been making an impact in the lives of the communities they serve and are worth keeping an eye on in 2023.

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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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Challenges and opportunities for women's tech careers

A new survey reveals that COVID-19, the cost-of-living crisis, skills shortages and a lack of mentorship have negatively affected women's career development over the past two years.

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Omdia View: August 2023

By Omdia Analysts

Highlights in August 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included a commercial 5G launch from Ethio Telecom and the signing of a virtual wheeling agreement between Vodacom South Africa and Eskom – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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Omdia View: February 2023

By Omdia Analysts

In February 2023 key events in the Middle East and Africa included a major Internet project for Africa's underserved by Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Microsoft as well as a 5G launch in Tanzania – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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