Orange S.A. and GIZ partner to launch a digital centre in Ethiopia, 3rd in MEA region

ETHIOPIA – GIZ, a German development agency, Orange, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology  have partnered to launch the Addis Ababa Orange Digital Centre, an ecosystem that is entirely dedicated to digital skills and innovation. After launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Centre in Africa and the Middle East. Occupying a space of 500m2, it is the first centre in East Africa that will operate as a strategic network, allowing experiences and expertise to be shared between countries and offering a simple…

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Orange launches its venture capital arm as a separate legal entity, allocates it US$426m

AFRICA – International telco, Orange has launched its venture capital arm, Orange Ventures, which will now operate as a separate legal entity with an increased allocation of €350 million (US$426 million), empowering it to be more agile and competitive in seeking out and supporting the best start-up talent worldwide. “Our wish is to constitute an organisation which combines the best of both worlds: Orange’s business expertise as well as the agility of decision-making and the quality of the financial monitoring of the best investment funds,” Jérôme Berger, President and Managing…

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