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Digital banking group Tyme raises another $77.8M

Tyme has raised another US$77.8 million in a pre-series C capital raise, securing two new international investors, while South African flagship TymeBank's customers have reached 7 million.

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Africa Data Centres, LINX partner for African digital growth

Africa Data Centres (ADC) has formed a strategic partnership with the London Internet Exchange (LINX) to explore opportunities in current and new markets across Africa.

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IBM, NASA using AI to answer climate change questions

A collaboration between IBM and NASA aims to use artificial intelligence to answer some of the most pertinent questions regarding climate change and its impact on Africa and the rest of the planet.

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Microsoft appoints Lillian Barnard as African president

Microsoft has announced the appointment of Lillian Barnard as President of Microsoft Africa.

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Morning Coffee with Connecting Africa – VMware's Lorna Hardie

VMware's senior director for sub-Saharan Africa, Lorna Hardie, joined Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert for some morning coffee and to answer some quick-fire questions.

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Cassava Technologies to invest $249M in South Africa

Infrastructure and digital services provider Cassava Technologies has pledged a total of R4.5 billion (US$249 million) in investment towards South Africa's ICT sector.

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Amazon Web Services to invest $1.8B in South Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it plans to invest R30.4 billion (US$1.8 billion) in its cloud infrastructure in South Africa by 2029.

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies to build data center in Zambia

Liquid Intelligent Technologies has pledged to build a data center in Zambia in a partnership deal with the country's government.

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Hybrid multi-cloud adoption model can assist with stability issues - Huawei

Huawei Cloud Sub-Saharan African Region CTO Harrison Li has urged African financial institutions to adopt hybrid multi-cloud services.

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Omantel enters Djibouti with Wingu Group deal

Omantel expands into Africa by partnering with data center operator Wingu Group to establish a point of presence in Djibouti.

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M-Pesa Africa invests $2M in Shared Service Operations Centre

M-Pesa Africa has launched a Shared Service Operations Centre (SSOC) in Nairobi to support operations in Kenya and five other African markets.

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MTN, Microsoft trial 5G in cloud

MTN Group has conducted a proof-of-concept deployment for a 5G standalone core using cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure, while MTN GlobalConnect has renewed its partnership with BICS to accelerate mobile and digital services growth in Africa.

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Hot startup of the month: Pan-African fintech KamaPay

This month's hot startup is pan-African fintech KamaPay, which helps individuals and businesses make cross-border payments on the continent.

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Afretec awards $3.3M in grants to African research teams

The African Engineering and Technology Network (Afretec) has awarded grants worth $300,000 each to 11 university research teams across Africa to advance digital technologies.

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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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Survey: Opportunities for Women in Tech

Take our new survey for women across Asia, Europe and Africa looking at the biggest challenges and opportunities for women-led enterprises and trends in tech careers for women.

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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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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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