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SA's MultiChoice to launch pan-African payment platform

South Africa's MultiChoice Group is developing an integrated payment platform for Africa in a joint venture with UK-based fintech company Rapyd and private equity firm General Catalyst.

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Avanti finishes phase two of satellite gateway project in Senegal

Avanti Communications has completed the second phase of its project to build a new HYLAS 4 satellite gateway station in Dakar, Senegal.

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Interview: Airtel Business Africa's Luc Serviant on agritech trends

Airtel Business Africa's Group Enterprise Director, Luc Serviant, joined Connecting Africa for a video interview in Nairobi, Kenya, to talk about agritech trends in Africa and how operators are partnering with startups to help the agricultural value chain to flourish.

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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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Vodacom outlines fiber ambitions as it awaits approval of MAZIV deal

Vodacom has ambitions to increase its fiber reach across Africa, especially in underserved areas, and is awaiting competition approval on a deal with South African fiber company MAZIV to make that a reality.

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Interview: TESPOK's Fiona Asonga on digital telco strategies in East Africa

Fiona Asonga, CEO of the Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK), joined Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert at East Africa Com in Nairobi, Kenya, to talk about digital strategies that telecoms operators and service providers are implementing in East Africa.

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Crypto enthusiasts react to Binance expansion in West Africa

Binance's peer-to-peer platform has recently expanded its reach in West Africa and local crypto enthusiasts have mixed feelings about the cryptocurrency exchange's growth in Africa.

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Vodafone job cuts won't impact Africa

Vodafone's plans to cut 11,000 jobs over three years will not impact Vodacom's operations in Africa, only Vodafone operations in Europe, a spokesperson confirmed.

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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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Agritech's role in mitigating climate risk in Africa

Agritech is gaining traction across Africa as a means of promoting food security, protecting farmer incomes, and supporting the sustainable development of a rapidly expanding continent.

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Podcast: Safaricom CIO George Njuguna on training Kenya's next million tech developers

Safaricom CIO George Njuguna, the keynote speaker at East Africa Com in Nairobi, Kenya, sits down with Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert to talk about Safaricom's vision for 2030 and how to build East Africa's digital economies while growing technology talent and digital skills.

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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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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.


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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Africa Tech Perspectives


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.


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.


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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June 13-16, 2023
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Cybertech Africa 2023
August 1-2, 2023
Kigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda
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November 13-16, 2023
CTICC, Cape Town
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Guest Perspectives


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.


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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