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North Africa Com


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19 - 20 July 2022
Virtual Event

19 - 20 July 2022
Virtual Event

North Africa Com Tech & Telco News

The latest tech & telecoms updates and resources from across North Africa, brought to you in partnership with Connecting Africa.

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Tech, Telecoms & Business: North Africa Com 2022

Learn more about what to expect from North Africa Com, the leading event for technology, telecommunications and business leaders across the region.

Nigeria orders 73M unregistered SIMs disconnected

The government of Nigeria has ordered telecoms operators to disconnect any phone lines that have not been linked to a citizen's National Identification Number (NIN) as it finally holds firm on its March deadline to have all SIMs in the country linked to a specific person.

Africa accelerated mobile money growth in 2021

Mobile money transaction values grew 39% in 2021 in Africa to US$701.4 billion – making up about 70% of global transaction values which hit over $1 trillion for the first time in 2021, according to GSMA's 2022 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money.

Telecom Egypt gets $167M from EIB for 4G expansion

Telecom Egypt has secured a medium-term loan of €150 million (US$167 million) from the European Investment Bank (EIB), which it will use to expand its 4G network.

Pandemic made mobile gender gap worse – GSMA

The mobile gender gap increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and women in Africa are still hugely impacted. That's according to stats from the GSMA as part of a preview of its Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022 which is due to be released in June 2022.

Five Award Winners Crowned in 2021

The North Africa Com Awards is an annual award show dedicated to recognising technology, media, and telecommunications innovations and exceptional leaders from across the region. Five winners were crowned by the public in 2021.

Leadership changes for MTN Nigeria, Iran & Sudan

MTN Group has announced new leadership appointments for its businesses in Nigeria, Iran and Sudan – all of them internal candidates.

Omdia View: February 2022

In Middle East and Africa in February 2022, key highlights included Botswana and Zimbabwe joining South Africa, Mauritius and Seychelles as the only countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have launched commercial 5G services while Kenya joined Zambia in developing a 5G roadmap.

Africa's developer pool strong and growing – Google

Africa's pool of professional developers grew by 3.8% in 2021, to around 716,000, and local developers are being paid more, despite the contraction of the global economy and challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

What to expect: North Africa Com 2021

New for 2021, North Africa Com puts the spotlight on telecommunications and technology across Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara.

Building a Green Africa and Bridging the Energy Gap

We sat down with James Li, member of the supervisory board and president of global marketing, sales and services for Huawei Digital Power to talk about how green ICT can profoundly impact African markets.

Jumia Group Tunisia CEO discusses eCommerce in North Africa

We sat down with Elyes Jeribi, CEO of Jumia Tunisia to understand his perspectives on how consumers will respond to e-commerce opportunities in a post-COVID era.

Which Rules Should Rule in the Digital Age?

James Wiliams sat down with MTN Sudan's CEO, Malik Melamu, to chat about connectivity in Sudan. Hear about Malik's journey to his career, challenges of connectivity in Sudan, and the books he recommends in 2020.

Security risks amid digital transformation in emerging economies

We sat down with Nir Kshetri, a Professor at University of North Carolina-Greensboro to learn about cybersecurity risk, digital transformation, and emerging markets.

Connecting North Africa: The Startup Scene

The North Africa startups ecosystem is gaining momentum, with new ventures springing up every month, and more investor interest.

Jumia Spotlight: The Future of E-Commerce in North Africa

We sat down with Elyes Jeribi, CEO of Jumia Tunisia to understand his perspectives on how consumers will respond to e-commerce opportunities in a post-COVID era.

Supporting North Africa's Women in Tech

When it comes to the role of African women in the world of technology, there are few countries where women are as strongly represented as Tunisia. However, there's still a long way to go. Read the latest insights on how we create a level playing field for women in technology.

Telecom Egypt to launch new African subsea cable

Telecom Egypt has announced it will roll out a new subsea cable system around Africa by 2023, called Hybrid African Ring Path (HARP).