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The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.

Read more: African fintech firm provides money transfers at lower cost

A report commissioned by Kenya's blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) taskforce has called upon the government to apply these technologies in the fight against corruption and ensure transparent transactions within governmental institutions.

Read more: Kenya calls for the use of technologies to fight corruption

Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a global leader in transformative business operations and managed network services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, announced the launch of its pioneering Skill Africa Program, in association with the Smart Africa Alliance. The revolutionary program will address the skills shortage in the technological industry and chart the way for the future of telecoms and IT infrastructure in Africa.

Read more: TCTS and Smart Africa Alliance introduced a new skills program for next-generation technologies

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Flickswitch, an African mobile network service provider, have announced a partnership to accelerate the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa. As a result of the collaboration, enterprises will benefit from extensive, seamless and affordable connectivity for their IoT projects in the region, and across international borders using multi-network SIM cards, over BICS’ fully-owned and leading IPX network.

Read more: New partnership to accelerate IoT adoption in Africa

US digital services company Google announces the upcoming deployment of a new underwater fiber optic system between Africa and Europe. The new telecom infrastructure Equiano will enable Google to strengthen its global offering of connectivity services for businesses and individuals.

Read more: Google links Africa and Europe with underwater fiber optic system

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and disaster communications organization Télécoms Sans Frontières have received official recognition from the Mozambique National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) for their combined and ongoing mission to provide critical communications services in support of relief efforts following two tropical cyclones which devastated the southern African country recently.

Read more: PCCW Global recognized for its support during disaster mission in Mozambique