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Interview: Pedro Rabacal on building Safaricom's network in Ethiopia

Pedro Rabacal, ex-CTIO of Safaricom Ethiopia, spoke to Connecting Africa Editor, Paula Gilbert, at the NOVACOM Digital Transformation Strategy Summit in Franschhoek, South Africa about how he and his team built Safaricom's greenfield network in Ethiopia.

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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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4Sight Holdings ramps up 4IR, enterprise tech expansion

4Sight Holdings CEO Tertius Zitzke spoke with Connecting Africa about the diversified technology group's expansion plans in Africa and globally, as demand for digital transformation and fourth industrial revolution (4IR) tech grows in the enterprise market.

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Digital transformation needs security to be sustainable BlackBerry

BlackBerry executive Neelam Sandhu believes that for digital transformation to succeed on the African continent, cybersecurity needs to be at the forefront.

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Africa must work together to fight cybercrime Rwanda ICT Minister

Speaking at Cybertech Africa, Rwanda ICT Minister Paula Ingabire urges African countries to collaborate on cybergovernance. 'The importance of a reliable digital ecosystem cannot be overstated,' she says.

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Skills training important to combat cybersecurity breaches

The Zora Group CEO Kgomotso Motshidi believes that providing cybersecurity skills could work in alleviating security breaches.

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Hot startup of the month: Nigeria's She Code Africa

This month's hot startup is She Code Africa, a non-profit organization that aims to empower young girls and women in Africa through digital skills.

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IBM: Egyptian & South African CEOs bank on advanced AI success

A report from IBM's Institute for Business Value found 50% of CEOs in Egypt and South Africa believe generative AI, deep learning and machine learning are crucial to their success over the next three years.

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Vodacom Business chief William Mzimba to retire

Vodacom South Africa's Chief Officer of Vodacom Business, William Mzimba, will retire at the end of September after a five-year tenure at the operator.

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Five African AI startups to watch in 2023

Connecting Africa has compiled a list of five AI-powered startups that have been making an impact in the lives of the communities they serve and are worth watching in 2023.

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SAP appoints Kholiwe Makhohliso as MD Southern Africa

Former Software AG exec Kholiwe Makhohliso has joined SAP as its new managing director for Southern Africa.

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Cyberattacks in Kenya, SA & Zambia grew 76% in 2022 Liquid C2

The number of cyberattacks on businesses in Kenya, South Africa, and Zambia increased by 76% during 2022, according to a new report from Liquid C2.

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Interview: Juliet Ehimuan on Africa's next wave of innovation

Juliet Ehimuan, founder and CEO of Beyond Limits Africa and ex-MD of Google West Africa, spoke to Connecting Africa about the next wave of innovation in Africa and the continent's digital future.

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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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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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