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All the latest, exclusive African tech & telecoms updates and resources.

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Discover the growth prospects in digital services as well as in data connectivity

There will be more than 1 billion mobile broadband connections on the continent within a few years, according to forecasts by Omdia. Get the Africa Digital Outlook for 2020.


The emergence of telecom AI use cases will vary greatly in application and scale across the globe

Omdia estimates that 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. Read the report on telecom AI uses cases in Africa.

Latest News

Latest updates and news, brought to you by Connecting Africa.

What African operators are doing to help during COVID-19 outbreak

A number of African operators stepped up to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. Including mobile phone operators offering zero-rated access to essential websites, and cancelling fees for mobile money transfers.

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Anne Wangalachi on how tech is transforming agriculture

Anne Wangalachi discusses the opportunities that technology is bringing to young farmers in Africa.

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GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on women in tech

Sylvia Mukasa, founder and CEO of GlobalX Investments, talks about the skills gap in east Africa and what can be done to help women in the region succeed in the tech industry.

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WEBINAR: How Antenna Choice Will Make or Break Your 5G Strategy

This on-demand webinar looks at the key network infrastructure decisions that mobile operators will need to make as they place their 5G plans

Updates from AFRICA COM 2019

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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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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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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African Digital Skills

The essential 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.

AfricaCom LIVE 2019

Catch up on AfricaCom 2019 with the live broadcast from across the show.



Catch up on the 2019 digital event bringing together the converging industries and innovations shaping Africa's digital future.

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

Connecting Africa - The community for the architects of Africa's digital future

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