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Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate

A top class panel of industry specialists discusses the impact of mobile connectivity and digital services on the the personal and business lives of Africans. Talking at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July were: Toby Shapshak, Editor-in-Chief, Stuff Magazine; Gustav Praekelt, Founder & Chairman, Praekelt.org; Manny Teixeira, Group Head of Digital Media and Services, MTN; Luke Mckend, Country Director, Google South Africa; Elizabeth Migwalla, Senior Director, Government Affairs Africa, Qualcomm; and Rapelang Rabana, Founder and CEO, Rekindle Learning. For more expert opinion, visit AfricaCom 2017:

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InDrive enters Zimbabwe's Bulawayo

Ride-sharing platform InDrive is expanding its services to Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo after successfully introducing its services in the capital of Harare in May this year.

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Five African healthtech startups to watch

Connecting Africa has compiled a list of five African healthtech startups that have been making an impact in the lives of the communities they serve and are worth keeping an eye on in 2023.

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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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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.

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Nextv Series Africa
October 4-5, 2023
Hotel Sky Sandton, Johannesburg
Africa Tech Festival, Home of AfricaCom and AfricaTech
November 13-16, 2023
CTICC, Cape Town
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Omdia View: August 2023

By Omdia Analysts

Highlights in August 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included a commercial 5G launch from Ethio Telecom and the signing of a virtual wheeling agreement between Vodacom South Africa and Eskom – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

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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.

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