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Lagos launches first AWS Local Zone in Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of a new AWS Local Zones location in Lagos, Nigeria, its first on the continent with others planned in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

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Hot startup of the month: Cloud-native developer Deimos

This month's hot startup is pan-African cloud technology and professional services company Deimos which is on a mission to be the leading cloud-native technology company in Africa.

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African enterprises to ramp up cloud investments in 2023

A new cloud research study from World Wide Worx shows 69% of African enterprises plan to increase investment in cloud services in 2023.

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Africa Data Centres expand in SA & Kenya

Africa Data Centres has announced new facilities being built in Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa.

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Raxio building data center in Angola

Pan-African data center developer and operator Raxio Group continues with its African expansion, announcing a new investment in Angola.

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Africa Data Centres partners with INX-ZA in SA for remote peering

Africa Data Centres is partnering with INX-ZA to offer remote peering in South Africa.

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Equinix eyes SA expansion with $160M data center investment

Digital infrastructure company Equinix will enter the South African market with a $160 million data center investment in Johannesburg that will open in mid-2024.

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Paratus partners with OneWeb to build satellite gateway in Angola

Paratus Angola has signed a multi-year agreement with global telecommunications provider, OneWeb, to build a satellite gateway in Luanda, Angola.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 1 – Talent wars

The Connecting Africa Podcast is back with a new season. We welcome new co-host Matshepo Sehloho to the team and discuss Africa's tech skills pipeline and the battle between startups and global tech giants to recruit and keep African talent.

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AWS to open office in Nigeria

Nigeria will become the second African country with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) office, with plans for a Lagos office announced by the cloud giant.

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Microsoft expands cloud services in South African data centers

Microsoft data centers in South Africa will now provide Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform online services that will support local businesses.

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Malawi grants Starlink license to operate

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has granted Elon Musk's satellite Internet service Starlink a license to operate.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 4 – Agri-fintech, from kibbutz to Kenya

The Connecting Africa Podcast team speak to Israeli-Kenyan startup Avenews' co-founder and CEO, Shalom Ben-Or, about his fintech super-app that has been built specifically for Africa's agriculture industry.

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Hot startup of the month: Cloud-native developer Deimos

This month's hot startup is pan-African cloud technology and professional services company Deimos which is on a mission to be the leading cloud-native technology company in Africa.

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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

By Omdia Analysts

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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