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SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 2 – Remittance revolution

The Connecting Africa Podcast team spoke to SendSprint founder and CEO Damisi Busari about the remittance market and how to improve the experience that Africans in the diaspora have with sending money home.

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Safaricom launches M-Pesa Go for youth

Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom has launched a youth-oriented service, M-Pesa Go, which aims to teach digital financial skills to young people.

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Zoho eyes African expansion, adds second SA office

Indian multinational tech company, Zoho, is opening its second office in South Africa as it eyes further expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

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Hot startup of the month: Mauritius' Ojimah

This month's hot startup is a Mauritian multichannel digital platform, Ojimah, that is on a mission to streamline African travel.

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ATF 2022: Affordable broadband key to creating more African unicorns – Liquid

Nic Rudnick, group deputy executive chairperson of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, told Africa Tech Festival that Africa needs affordable, uncapped broadband to be able to move from being a consumer of tech to unicorn-level creators of innovation.

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ATF 2022: Regulators must either close down or change their name – Andile Ngcaba

During a panel discussion at Africa Tech Festival 2022, Convergence Partners founder Andile Ngcaba urged African governments to be enablers for digital transformation and not develop hindering regulations.

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SA's Isizwe launches Kayamandi low-cost prepaid fiber project

South African Internet company Isizwe has launched a prepaid, low-cost fiber network in the Kayamandi township in Stellenbosch, with ambitions to roll out connectivity to tens of thousands of previously unconnected residents and spread similar projects across Africa.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 1 – Talent wars

The Connecting Africa Podcast is back with a new season. We welcome new co-host Matshepo Sehloho to the team and discuss Africa's tech skills pipeline and the battle between startups and global tech giants to recruit and keep African talent.

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Microsoft expands cloud services in South African data centers

Microsoft data centers in South Africa will now provide Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and Power Platform online services that will support local businesses.

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Uber Kenya cuts commission to 18% after driver protest

Uber Kenya has cut the commission it charges drivers on fares per trip from 25% to 18% and has received its transport network license in the East African nation.

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MWC Africa: MTN launches digital Skills Academy in four countries

MTN is launching a digital Skills Academy in Uganda, Zambia, Ghana and Rwanda with plans to extend to its entire footprint across Africa.

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SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

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Connecting Africa Podcast: S2 Ep. 2 – Remittance revolution

The Connecting Africa Podcast team spoke to SendSprint founder and CEO Damisi Busari about the remittance market and how to improve the experience that Africans in the diaspora have with sending money home.

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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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