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Leadership Lessons: The importance of mentorship for career growth

Nollie Maoto, First Rand Group's compliance chief data and analytics officer and Africa Tech Festival Leadership Council member, reflects on the importance of mentorship for career growth for African women in data analytics.

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Zambia's prolonged power blackouts negatively impacting telcos

The Global System for Mobile Association of Zambia (GSMAZ) has complained that prolonged power cuts have negatively impacted Zambia's telecommunications sector.

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UPDATE: Ghana regulator instructs ATC to reconnect Telecel

The National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana has instructed network tower provider American Tower Corporation (ATC) to reconnect the power supply to the network equipment of operator Telecel Ghana.

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SA retailer Shoprite launches wholesale e-commerce platform

South African retailer Shoprite Holdings has launched an online bulk shopping and delivery service for small businesses, including informal stores like spaza shops.

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PAIX Data Centres adds capacity in Ghana

PAIX Data Centres is expanding its facility in Accra, Ghana, and Africa50 has invested over $30 million in growth equity to support the company's expansion plans in Africa.

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Ericsson appoints Patrick Johansson as head of MEA

Swedish ICT company Ericsson has appointed Patrick Johansson as the new senior VP and head of its market area for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), replacing Fadi Pharaon in August.

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MWC Shanghai 2024: Huawei to train 150,000 African youth

Huawei has committed to providing digital skills training for 150,000 young people in sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years, it announced at MWC Shanghai 2024 in China.

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MWC Shanghai 2024: Embracing the mobile AI era

Huawei's David Wang believes that 2024 marks the beginning of the mobile artificial intelligence (AI) era, spurred by the commercial launch of 5G-Advanced (5G-A) technology which will be key to making intelligent services universal.

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Africa Data Centres to expand with $112M funding from RMB

Cassava Technologies-owned Africa Data Centres plans to expand its data center capacity to meet the growing demand for cloud computing services in South Africa, using a R2 billion (US$112 million) financing solution arranged by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

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Omdia View: May 2024

May 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included African 5G subscriptions surpassing 5 million, growth from SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink, and a major fiber partnership in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Telkom SA now has over 20M mobile subs

Telkom South Africa grew its mobile subscriber total by 11.9% to 20.4 million over the past year while the fiber business has also grown, passing more than 1.2 million South African homes.

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Streaming service Showmax reports $141M in trading losses

MultiChoice Group's pan-African streaming service, Showmax, has reported trading losses of R2.6 billion (US$141 million) for the year ended March 31, 2024.

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Illara Health aims to improve quality of care in Kenya

Kenyan healthtech startup Illara Health aspires to improve the quality of care in the country's clinics by providing equipment financing and digitizing facilities with its software.

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Orange opens digital center in Guinea-Bissau

Pan-African operator Orange has opened an Orange Digital Center (ODC) in Guinea-Bissau.

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Uber's Marjorie Saint-Lot on inclusion and sustainability in Africa

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.

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The 100 most influential African leaders in 2023

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.

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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.

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Leadership Lessons: The importance of mentorship for career growth

By Nollie Maoto

Nollie Maoto, First Rand Group's compliance chief data and analytics officer and Africa Tech Festival Leadership Council member, reflects on the importance of mentorship for career growth for African women in data analytics.

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Omdia View: May 2024

By Omdia Analysts

May 2024's telecoms highlights in the Middle East and Africa included African 5G subscriptions surpassing 5 million, growth from SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink, and a major fiber partnership in the Middle East and North Africa.

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