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FastConnect will be offered at current Africa Data Centre (ADC) facilities all over the continent for Liquid Cloud’s co-located clients in addition to organizations using Liquid CloudConnect as a service. An organization’s on-premises applications and Oracle Cloud Fusion Applications will be connected through this solution, improving the user experience. Businesses may move massive volumes of data safely, economically, and effectively with FastConnect via Liquid CloudConnect.

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Liquid can deliver connectivity on both a local and regional scale because of its open access, totally owned fibre network that spans 100,000 kilometres.

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In addition to networking, cloud voice, cloud applications, and cloud platforms, Liquid’s cloud solutions incorporate cyber security services such as cyber defence, secure access, and safe data in addition to networking, cloud voice, cloud applications, and cloud platforms.…

Strive Masiyiwa, the executive chairman of Econet Wireless International has attained an almost mythical status in Zimbabwean and African corporate lore.

Fortune Magazine describes him this way:

“Masiyiwa’s entrepreneurship has had a major impact in Zimbabwe, his home nation, and on the African economy more generally. Econet, the telecommunications firm he launched in the 1990s, helped pioneer mobile loans and cashless payments on the continent, sparking a wave of adoption that has expanded economic well-being for millions of unbanked people in Africa—while also helping Masiyiwa become a billionaire. Now based in London, Masiyiwa is a board member at Unilever and Netflix, among other big Western companies—helping each do business in Africa with local development needs in mind.

But his most urgent current role is as the African Union’s special envoy in charge of acquiring the materials to fight Covid-19. Masiyiwa spearheaded the creation of the African Medical Supply Platform (AMSP),

  • On average, the continent’s billionaires are worth $4.7 billion now compared to the $3.4 billion in 2014
  • Aliko’s wealth has been increasing exponentially, from $10.1 billion in 2020, $12.1 billion in 2021, and 13.9 billion in 2022
  • Nigerian Abdulsamad’s worth has risen from $3.1 billion in2020 to $7 billion in 2022, arguably the best performer on the list.

The African economy is not doing so well. But that does not mean so are all the people on the continent!

Aliko Dangote, a business magnate in Nigeria, has topped the 2022 Forbes list of the richest men in Africa for the eleventh consecutive time.

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the continent’s 18 billionaires’ combined worth is 15 per cent more than it was in 2021, standing at roughly $84.9 billion.

On average, the continent’s billionaires are worth $4.7 billion now compared to the $3.4 billion in 2014.

Soaring stock prices across sub-Saharan …

Who is Strive Masiyiwa

Mr Strive Masiyiwa was born in 1961 he is the best renown as the founder and director of the broadcast communications Econet Wireless and is one of Africa’s richest men.

He founded Econet in 1993 but not without sweat and blood, the Zimbabwean government was not having it. The government went against Mr Masiyiwa in a landmark legal battle for almost five years.

While today Econet is the largest telecommunications company in Zimbabwe with operations in Kenya and Burundi too, the company did not go to market until 1998.

That was not the only war Mr Masiyiwa, who is one of the wealthiest Africans,

had to fight with the government, as the publisher of Zimbabwe’s only independent newspaper, the Daily News, he was confronted with the government and well, you win some you lose some and in 2003, Daily News was shut down by the government.…

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, (AGRA), an agricultural think tank and partnership-driven institution in Africa has announced a change of guard with leading entrepreneur and owner of Econet Group Strive Masiyiwa stepping aside and former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn taking the helm.

The seat has had a high-level representation since the founding chairman Kofi Annan stepped aside. It has been instrumental in developing formidable partnerships in the continent is promoting agricultural growth and investments.

‘I am thankful that I succeed Mr. Masiyiwa, a remarkable continental leader, who leaves behind a solid organization and an impressive track record. I remain certain of his support in the journey to achieving the continent’s major agricultural prospects,” noted Hailemariam Desalegn.

“Around the world, food security ranks high up on the governments’ development agenda…the Maputo Declaration requires African countries to spend 10 percent of their national budgets in agriculture, part of …