Communications Africa weekly digest - 15th - 19th May

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307(Image source: j cadmus/Flickr) Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Communications Africa, from 15 - 19 May 2017

Microsoft to deliver Microsoft Cloud from datacentres in Africa to enable economic growth 

Microsoft’s new investment will provide highly available, scalable, and secure cloud services across Africa with the option of data residency in South Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge 

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa. Click here to read the full story

NAPAfrica celebrates a half decade as Africa’s largest IXP

Established in 2012 as Africa’s first neutral Internet eXchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica has grown 7-fold to become the largest in Africa and one of the top three IXP’s in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the regional internet traffic hub for sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to read the full story

Ahmad Farroukh appointed to Smile Telecoms' board to lead operations 

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd, a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has announced the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh to its Board as Executive Director, Operations, effective as of 1 May 2017. Click here to read the full story

IT Glue announces new EMEA Office for expansion into Africa and beyond 

IT Glue™, the world’s fastest-growing documentation platform based in Vancouver, Canada, has opened its EMEA office in Green Park, Reading, UK. Click here to read the full story

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