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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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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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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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African enterprises to ramp up cloud investments in 2023

A new cloud research study from World Wide Worx shows 69% of African enterprises plan to increase investment in cloud services in 2023.

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Africa Data Centres expand in SA & Kenya

Africa Data Centres has announced new facilities being built in Nairobi, Kenya and Cape Town, South Africa.

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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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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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Kenya High Court suspends mobile money fees

The Kenyan High Court has suspended charges for sending money between mobile money wallets and bank accounts pending the determination of a consumer rights lawsuit.

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Africa Data Centres partners with INX-ZA in SA for remote peering

Africa Data Centres is partnering with INX-ZA to offer remote peering in South Africa.

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5G will bring $26B to Africa by 2030 – GSMA

A new report predicts that 5G will account for 20% of mobile connections in Africa by 2030 as 5G spectrum auctions, pilots and commercial trials increase.

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Sub-Saharan Africa's 5G subs will top 150M by 2028 – Ericsson

The equipment maker believes that sub-Saharan Africa's 5G subscriptions will grow from just 7 million in 2022 to 150 million by the end of 2028.

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Qualcomm in search of African 5G innovators

The chipmaker is looking for African startups to come up with unique 5G use cases as part of a startup mentorship program called 'Make in Africa.'

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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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