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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Cybertech Africa: The pan-African event for innovation and networking
Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, May 17, 2023
- Liquid, Nokia partner on Kenya-SA fiber route
Johannesburg, Thursday, February 2, 2023
- Telkom SA to add MVNOs to network this year
Johannesburg, Friday, January 20, 2023
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.
London Tech WeekJune 13-16, 2023
Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE
Cybertech Africa 2023August 1-2, 2023
Kigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda
Africa Tech Festival, Home of AfricaCom and AfricaTechNovember 13-16, 2023
CTICC, Cape Town
Omdia View: February 2023By 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 2022By 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.