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AfricaCom 2019: Key Takeaways From the Week

Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a summary of the conference in general, including how Africa is embracing the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' and the rise of smart feature phones in Africa.

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The Best of the AI Summit at AfricaCom 2019

African artificial intelligence (AI) experts came together at the recent 2019 AI Summit at AfricaCom in Cape Town to debate and discuss how AI is addressing the most urgent challenges on the African continent.

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Irdeto's Jim Phillipoff on Smart Home Security

The possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) and its millions of connected devices create are infinite and can bring many benefits to consumers and society as a whole. However, they could also leave users open to devastating vulnerabilities if not properly secured.

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A free-to-attend digital event bringing together the converging industries and innovations shaping Africa's digital future.

From IoT to Cloud & AI to 5G, the Connecting Africa Digital Series will put you at the forefront of emerging technologies and innovation shaping 'Digital Africa' - wherever you are in the world.

African Digital Skills 2019

Skills for a 21st century Africa

For Africa’s tech scene to truly thrive in the 21st century, it needs to quickly develop local digital skills and expertise. Find out how Liquid Telecom and its partners are helping Africa’s young population to learn, experiment and master emerging technologies.

Tractica's Telecom Artificial Intelligence Use Cases In Africa


Spending on AI-driven software for telecom use cases in Africa will grow from $4.4 million in 2018 to more than $265 million in 2025. Access the in-depth report to gain insight on seven key telecom AI use cases in an African context.

AfricaCom TV Interviews

AfricaCom TV Interview with Elisabeth Medou Badang, Orange

Elisabeth Medou Badang, SVP Africa & Indian Ocean, Orange discusses the power of women in tech at AfricaCom 2019.

AfricaCom TV Interview with Unathi Mtya, Grindrod Bank

Unathi Mtya, Chief Technology Officer, Grindrod Bank discusses digital transformation and disruption at AfricaCom 2019.

Newsletter Archive

Catch up on the latest tech, media and telecoms news from across Africa in our back-issues of the AfricaCom and Connecting Africa newsletter, featuring articles, reports, webinars, videos, whitepapers and more.

AfricaCom Glossary

Confused about Cloud Computing? Baffled by Blockchain? The AfricaCom glossary explains all the key terms you'll hear at the event

Understand the key technologies underpinning African Industry 4.0 & elevating the continent’s digital economy

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