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Highlights from West Africa Com 2019

Satellite technology, the rise of fintech, mobile data prices and how to promote inclusion for women in tech and bridge the digital divide were among the big trends discussed at the 16th annual West Africa Com event.

Vodacom Mobile Tech Empowering SA Women Farmers

A digital literacy program designed to help female farmers adopt and use mobile technology is seeing success in South Africa, with plans for further expansion in the country.

KaiOS' African Rollout Continues With Tecno Tie-up

KaiOS Technologies is moving forward with its strategy to see its operating system for "smart feature phones" expand to more users across Africa.

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 Joseph Hundah, Econet Media

Joseph Hundah, Group CEO and President, Econet Media discusses the future of Pay TV at AfricaCom 2018.

AfricaCom TV Interview with Dudu Mkhwanazi - Chief Executive Officer at Project Isizwe

Dudu Mkhwanazi discusses Project Isizwe's work to boost connectivity and digital inclusion across South Africa at AfricaCom 2018.

AfricaCom TV Interview with Nivi Sharma - COO, BRCK

BRCK's Nivi Sharma discusses her organisation's work to boost digital inclusion across Africa at AfricaCom 2018.

AfricaCom TV Interview with Rob Shuter - CEO, MTN Group

Rob Shuter, CEO of MTN Group, discusses some of the exciting announcements made by Africa's largest mobile operator at AfricaCom this year.

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

NOW ON-DEMAND: The AfricaCom Digital Week, Analysing Africa's Digital Journey

The largest virtual event of live webinars and exclusive resources, dedicated to the cutting-edge technologies & discussions shaping African tech and telecoms, right now.

From the rise of AI and the evolution of African broadcasting to game-changing 5G applications and connected innovations, the AfricaCom Digital Week will put you at the forefront of the African digital revolution.

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

Keep up-to-date with all the key developments related to Africa's largest festival of technology, as well as all the latest news covering Africa's digital revolution.

Hear from the key influencers who are shaping the technology landscape, to the key opportunities and trends on the horizon. Register for free and access exclusive video interviews and insight, in-depth webinars, podcasts, downloadable resources and more.