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Yolanda Cuba joins MTN Group

MTN Group has appointed Yolanda Cuba as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. Cuba, who joins MTN from Vodacom Group, will join the MTN Group Executive Committee reporting to the Group CEO Rob Shuter.
Business

Yolanda Cuba joins MTN Group

MTN Group has appointed Yolanda Cuba as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. Cuba, who joins MTN from Vodacom Group, will join the MTN Group Executive Committee reporting to the Group CEO Rob Shuter.

Thousands applied for Jack Ma's Africa Netpreneur Prize

Over 9,000 African startups applied for Jack Ma's Africa Netpreneur Prize according to organisers. They stand a chance to win a share of the $1 million grant by the Jack Ma Foundation.

White CEO wanted

What started as a satirical tweet took a life of its own as it drew laughter and anger in equal measure. More importantly, it highlighted the underlying bias in Kenya's startup ecosystem.

Space in Africa concludes Seed funding round

Space in Africa, a Nigerian media startup which has just secured Seed funding, covers the African space economy which has already seen eight nations launch 35 satellites in the last two decades – and 15 satellites in just the last 4 years.

Sports

Bafana Bafana live stream on Showmax

Showmax customers in South Africa will be able to live stream all of Bafana Bafana matches at the African Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt. This follows the launch of a sports section on Showmax earlier in June 2019 exclusively for South African customers.

CAF to use Mediapro for VAR

Following the chaos that ensued during the CAF Champions League final where VAR technology was reported not to be working, CAF has awarded Spain's Mediapro the contract to operate VAR at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt. The technology will be used from the quarter final stages onwards.

Tech companies funding sport in Africa

A list of some of the companies that are involved in funding sports across Africa. This includes some notable technology brands.

Tech is helping the NBA get into Africa

To capitalise on this growing popularity, the NBA is attempting to increase its presence in Africa. One of the ways it is doing this is by streaming playoff matches through its YouTube channel for African fans.