Pan-African operator Airtel Africa has announced that its sister data center business, Nxtra, will build its second data center, which is to be located in Kenya.
Tech giant Google has renamed its chatbot Bard as Gemini and introduced a paid-for AI subscription service.
Tech company Oracle has announced that it will establish a public cloud region in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi, its second cloud region in Africa.
Google Cloud has officially launched a new cloud region in Johannesburg, South Africa, its first in Africa.
Connecting Africa has compiled a list of four cloud-powered startups that have been making an impact on the lives of the communities they serve and are worth watching in 2024.
In the latest Cassava Tech Talks podcast we discuss how African businesses can harness the power of data centers and the importance of data residency. Guests are Africa Data Centres CEO Tesh Durvasula and Dan Thompson, principal research analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence. #sponsored
Connecting Africa's hot startup this month is Kenya's eBiashara, a supply chain finance platform that offers scalable cloud solutions to its customers.
Private equity firm Convergence Partners has acquired South African IT services group Datacentrix from Alviva Holdings.
Vodafone and Microsoft have announced a $1.5 billion, ten-year strategic partnership across Europe and Africa, which includes housing mobile money platform M-Pesa on Azure and enabling generative AI services.
Digital automation and energy management company Schneider Electric believes that data center operators need to prioritize their sustainability goals.
Optiva's VP for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Salman Tariq, advises African Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to put innovation at the heart of their strategy to enhance success in 2024 and to embrace AI solutions.
Google's Managing Director for Africa, Alex Okosi, spoke to Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert at Africa Tech Festival 2023 about Google's strategy for growth in 2024 including key focus areas like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, and digital skills development.
The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has warned the public against the importation, use and resale of SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink's devices in the country.
Founders Factory Africa's Ayotunde Aladejana and Wangui Kahumbi spoke to Connecting Africa in an exclusive interview about the importance of building bridges between startups and corporations and fostering collaboration in the African tech ecosystem.
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- Africa Tech Festival announces finalists for Startup World Cup
Johannesburg, Friday, October 27, 2023
- AfricaIgnite Hosts the African leg of the Startup World Cup at ATF
Johannesburg, Wednesday, October 11, 2023
- Nominations open for Africa Tech Festival Awards 2023
Johannesburg, Thursday, August 24, 2023
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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.
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.
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.
Highlights in September 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included more 5G spectrum licenses, vendor and operator strategies, and partnerships – that and more in this month's Omdia View.
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.