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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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Elon Musk's Starlink goes live in Nigeria

Nigeria has become the first African country to have access to SpaceX's satellite Internet service, Starlink.

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Ghana's Zeepay expands into Zambia

The Central Bank of Zambia has granted Ghanaian remittance fintech company Zeepay an operating license.

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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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Mafab Communications rolls out 5G in Nigeria

Nigerian telecom operator, Mafab Communications, has finally rolled out its 5G network services in the capital city of Abuja.

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Rural connectivity needs creative funding solutions – Vodacom

Vodacom Group's Stephen Chege says one solution to rural connectivity shortfalls could be to release capital from universal services funds to operators for rural projects.

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2Africa subsea cable makes another SA landing

The 2Africa subsea cable has made a third landing in South Africa, this time at a Vodacom facility in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.

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InDrive zero-rates ride-sharing app in South Africa

Ride-sharing service InDrive is zero-rating data for South African users on its app.

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Orange Madagascar, NuRAN partner to connect underserved

Orange Madagascar has signed a ten-year agreement with Canadian company NuRAN Wireless to deploy up to 500 rural networking sites on the east coast of the island by 2025.

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Nokia & UNICEF partner on digital skills project in rural Senegal

Nokia and UNICEF are joining forces to provide a digital education and coding program in underserved areas of Senegal.

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Elon Musk's Starlink to enter Kenyan market

SpaceX's satellite Internet company, Starlink, has announced that it will launch in Kenya in the second quarter of 2023, pending regulatory approval.

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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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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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