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AfricaCom 2024
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 11-14 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
Core Agenda & Exhibition: 11-14 Nov
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

AfricaCom Newsletter Archive

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

Last chance to access last year's top reports | 28 January 2021

 In this week's round-up from Africa Tech Festival you'll find:

  • Free copies of our 3 most-read reports from 2020.
  • Building and motivating your workforce, with Sterling Bank's CFO for Corporate and Investment Banking (you don't want to miss this if you're looking for some inspiration).
  • East Africa's response to COVID-19.
  • The latest news and updates from Connecting Africa.

Welcome to the New Year | 8 January 2021

Africa's largest tech event asks what will this year hold and where will your biggest opportunities lie? In this newsletter, we share a brand new report covering the top trends for 2021 as well as the most recent tech, media and telecommunications news from Connecting Africa.

Africa Tech Festival Highlights | 19 November 2020

Last week, thousands of people across the world joined us for our first ever virtual Africa Tech Festival. It was a week filled with inspirational talks and hours of networking. This newsletter also features the Africa Interconnection Report from Console Connect by PCCW Global.

How Microsoft is using artificial intelligence | 4 November 2020

Microsoft's National Technology Officer, Asif Valley, shares insight into Microsoft's projects, including AI, agritech, and more.

How COVID-19 is impacting telecommunications in Africa : 29 October 2020

COVID-19 is having a profound effect on how the telecoms and media stakeholders conduct businesses, interact with their clients and perceive the future of their businesses. This newsletter features a brand new report including new research from Omdia and the AfricaCom audience's insights.

Building inclusive internet connectivity in Africa | 22nd October 2020

What does it truly mean to build connectivity for everyone, with everyone? In this newsletter, we cover connectivity for the continent - and importantly, how to make it inclusive for women, including an interview with the Alliance for Affordable Internet.

Charity Partner Spotlight | 15 October 2020

one month away from the Virtual Africa Tech Festival, we look at how the upcoming event will keep people connected and support local NGOs and charities: La Difference, The Kolisi Foundation and CodeSpace Trust.

Connecting The Next Billion | 8th October 2020

We caught up with Tunde Fafunwa, Lead Advisor at Digital Centre for Excellence, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, to learn about the role of Digital ID across Africa, including the importance of Digital ID for banking the unbanked.

Future of Work Spotlight | 1st October 2020

As we head towards the end of 2020 into 2021, companies are asking how best to drive workplace innovation and upskill their teams. Following many conversations with our community on this topic, this Africa Tech Festival newsletter is dedicated to the Future of Work.

5G and IoT report just published | 24th September 2020

The report looks at African technology investment priorities for the next 12 months and compares Africa’s view of the transformational potential of 5G with global expectations.

Space and Satellites Spotlight | 17th September

Today's newsletter features a new interview with Space In Africa's founder, a brand new artificial intelligence report, and announcements on the Awards. We're also giving you an overview of what's coming up at Africa Tech Festival, and highlights from East Africa Com - including news from Safaricom.

Registration goes live | 13 August 2020

We're delighted to announce registration is now LIVE for Virtual Africa Tech Festival.

Digital transformation white paper | 23 July 2020

Currently thinking about your digital transformation? Here's a new, free white paper for you.

New whitepaper | 2 July 2020

Exclusive: How to win public performance benchmarks and save costs.

Helping young people get into coding | 18 June 2020

Introducing Our Charity Partner: CodeSpace Trust.

How can we help you? | 4 June 2020

Register for this webinar to discover the digital online products and services that could help you in 2020.

Artificial Intelligence in Africa | 21 May 2020

Find out how AI is powering African business.


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.