MTN South Africa is making strides in phase one of a solar renewable energy project at its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has switched on 5,418 solar panels out of the planned 9,000.
SpaceX's satellite Internet service, Starlink, has cut off hundreds of South African users over alleged trademark and copyright violations.
Tech giant Google has renamed its chatbot Bard as Gemini and introduced a paid-for AI subscription service.
Mastercard is investing $200 million into MTN Group's fintech business, and MTN's mobile money platform MoMo has partnered with banking tech company JUMO to launch short-term loans in South Africa.
Google Cloud has officially launched a new cloud region in Johannesburg, South Africa, its first in Africa.
New research from Omdia shows that Africa is expected to have 35.6 million cellular Internet of Things (IoT) connections by 2030, while the global market will top 5.4 billion.
Moniepoint Founder and CEO Tosin Eniolorunda spoke to Connecting Africa about how artificial intelligence (AI) is positively changing the fintech market in Africa.
Google searches related to AI topics increased by 370% in 2023 in South Africa, and 95% of locals think AI will change most jobs and industries over the next five years, according to new Google research.
Ericsson Kenya MD and VP and head of South and East Africa, Todd Ashton, believes that 5G is not just about connectivity but is a gateway for entrepreneurs to reshape industries and pioneer novel solutions.
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.
Ride-sharing platform Bolt in Kenya has introduced a new feature on its app called 'Driver Asked to Pay Off-the-App' to discourage riders from taking trips offline and paying off the app.
Uber's Country Manager for Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Pakistan, Marjorie Saint-Lot, spoke to Connecting Africa's Associate Editor Matshepo Sehloho at the Africa Tech Festival about her experience navigating a male-dominated industry on the continent.
Teraco, the vendor-neutral data center provider, is planning the construction of a 120 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy facility in the Free State province of South Africa.
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.
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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
Africa Tech Perspectives
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.