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License suspension of Vodacom Congo

After appealing the suspension of its 2G license, a court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has upheld Vodacom Congo's license suspension as ordered by the country's telecommunications ministry. The company now has 3 months to negotiate a new license before it goes for tender.
Business

License suspension of Vodacom Congo

After appealing the suspension of its 2G license, a court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has upheld Vodacom Congo's license suspension as ordered by the country's telecommunications ministry. The company now has 3 months to negotiate a new license before it goes for tender.

Facebook's Libra and financial inclusion

From a macroeconomics perspective, there are economic benefits to Facebook’s cryptocurrency – but also some big potential downsides. Time will tell but meanwhile ut the consequences of one day relying entirely on ones and zeroes to power our economies is worrisome.

4 Things successful startups have in common

Starting and running a business is tough. Given that, what should startups do if they want to achieve success and thrive while other companies fall by the wayside?

Facebook's Libra currency set for 2020

After several weeks of rumors, Facebook has officially announced that its much-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra, will be launched in 2020. Libra already has the backing of 27 organizations so far who are said to each be investing $10 million.
Education

AfriLabs expanded into 6 new countries

AfriLabs has added new member tech hubs from Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana. This brings AfriLabs total membership to 158 hubs in 45 African countries.

IBM expands quantum research to Africa

A partnership between IBM and South Africa's Wits University looks to accelerate quantum research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing with the African Research Universities Alliance.

Total Internet shutdown in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's government has shutdown the Internet in the country. So far no official statement has been given by authorities but given previous occurrences around the same time of the year, it is likely because they want to prevent cheating during exams.

Artificial Intelligence in Africa initiative

The AI in Africa initiative commemorates Youth Month with learning opportunities for South African youth. The initiative is a collaboration between the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation and Fliptin Venture Builder.