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Benin is the latest African nation taxing the internet

Benin has joined a growing list of African states imposing levies for using the internet. The government passed a decree in late August taxing its citizens for accessing the internet and social-media apps. The directive, first proposed in July, institutes a fee (link in…

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Jack Ma Launches $10M African entrepreneurs prize

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has established a new contest that will see African entrepreneurs compete for $10 million in funding, with the aim of supporting businesses that are growing the continent’s nascent digital economy. Called the Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize,…

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Jack Ma to attend Unctad, Alibaba Group event on digital economy in Johannesburg

Jack Ma, the Alibaba Group founder and UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) special advisor, is set to speak at an event on the digital economy Wednesday (8 August) in Johannesburg. The event — titled Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions — is…