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The AfricaCom Keynote Discussion: SA Dept of Telecom, Internet.org and Akon Lighting Africa

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We’ve been highlighting the biggest ideas, announcements and talking points that came out of AfricaCom 2016. Our AfricaCom headline keynotes have been been no exception – we invited all of our keynote speakers from day 1 to take part in a discussion around harnessing the power of the internet to spur socioeconomic empowerment on the continent, the progress being made and why there is cause for optimism in ‘Digital Africa’.

This panel discussion comprised of:
Dr Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele – South African Minister for Telecommunications and Postal Services
Chris Daniels – Vice President of Internet.org (Facebook)
Thione Niang – US Ambassador for Energy and Co-Founder of Akon Lighting Africa

If you’re interested in African empowerment through connectivity, then why not attend one of Connecting Africa’s series of events?

Upcoming events:
East Africa Com, 17 – 18 May, Nairobi – https://goo.gl/HZviU2
West Africa Com, 11 – 12 July, Dakar – https://goo.gl/QdQjdd
Nigeria Com, 20 – 21 September, Lagos – https://goo.gl/IdVBDY
AfricaCom, 6 – 10 November, Cape Town – https://goo.gl/sLRg5Z

Be part of the African tech and telco conversation, here:
Connecting Africa: https://www.connectingafrica.com
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