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Visa, Mastercard in strategic partnerships with AFI for financial inclusion

Visa, Mastercard in strategic partnerships with AFI for financial inclusion

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) has signed strategic partnerships with Visa Inc. and MasterCard, to enable close collaboration and knowledge exchange within the framework of AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue Platform (PPD).  Read More

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Stanbic launches real time payments for electricity and DStvStanbic launches real time payments for electricity and DStv Stanbic Bank Botswana has announced the introduction of state of the art, real-time electronic payments for ...
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CNN, MultiChoice launch 20th African Journalist AwardsCNN, MultiChoice launch 20th African Journalist Awards CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards.  
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e-commerce space untapped, says phonekings heade-commerce space untapped, says phonekings head E-commerce is the future, says the head of a new online electronics mall launched in Nigeria ...
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Thursday 9 Apr

Cokodeal.com aims to revive ‘made in Nigeria’

NIGERIA
Cokodeal.com, describing itself as Africa’s largest medium for business exposure, is aiming to boost Nigerian manufacturers through greater online exposure.»
Thursday 9 Apr

Africa’s competitive business environment spurs IT services adoption

Emerging African economies are increasingly embracing IT services solutions in a bid to support their growth initiatives, according to the latest insights released by International Data Corporation (IDC).»
Thursday 9 Apr

Leading African airline adds new payment options

ASKY, the leading airline in West and Central Africa, has partnered with PayGate and booking engine SITA to offer web-based booking to its customers for the first time.»
Wednesday 8 Apr

Francis Dufay takes the reins of Jumia in Côte d’Ivoire

IVORY COAST
E-commerce firm Jumia has formalised the appointment of Francis Dufay at the head of its subsidiary in Côte d’Ivoire. »
Friday 3 Apr

MTN Uganda rewards women entrepreneurs

UGANDA
The 2015 edition of MTN Women in Business Awards have seen Mrs. Barbara Ofwono, the proprietor of Victorious Schools, scoop the overall Award of MTN Women in Business SME CEO of the year.»
Tuesday 31 Mar

Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

KENYA
Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with access to locally relevant information and promote trade.»
Tuesday 31 Mar

BTCL, SA’s Vodafone seal partnership

BOTSWANA
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) and South African based Vodafone have signed a non-equity partnership agreement. »
Tuesday 31 Mar

Mascom Derby horse race extravaganza for Botswana

BOTSWANA
Mascom is doing it again this year with its annual Mascom horse racing event which has been on the Mascom calendar for at least 10 years. Each year during the Easter holidays, Botswana’s leading mobile telephony provider gets people to Botswana’s tourist resort of Maun for the race.  »
Tuesday 31 Mar

Gabon Telecom, union showdown far from over

GABON
The showdown between Gabon Telecom (GT) and SYNATEL, the union of telecommunication workers, is far from over despite the court’s warning and the government’s intervention.»
Monday 30 Mar

Togo women get down to ICT training, business

TOGO
Women and girls came in numbers last week to attend the three-day Female TechCamp 2015 hosted in the capital Lomé.»
Thursday 26 Mar

MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability Report shows.»
Wednesday 25 Mar

Senegal seeking ICT investment opportunities in Mauritania

MAURITANIA
Mauritania, an impoverished nation in West Africa, is a largely untapped ICT market, according to many Senegalese industry players. A group of ICT companies from Senegal recently visited Mauritania to find out if this statement is indeed true.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

CPC reads riot act to telcos, banks, others over consumer rights breaches

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Director-General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs. Dupe Atoki, has warned telcos, banks, Pay TV service providers and others in the country that end is near for the flagrant abuse of customers’ rights.»
Monday 23 Mar

Schneider Electric releases the first survey on counterfeit electrical products in Africa

Counterfeiting of most common electrical products is widely spread in all African countries, representing 40% to 80% of their markets, says a new survey.»
Monday 23 Mar

MTN Business launches services that will host SMEs securely on its domain

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Business has launched Bring Your Business Online, a platform that gives small and medium-sized businesses (SME) increased visibility by providing online presence on the MTN managed domain for less than R20 a month.»
Monday 23 Mar

Job fears in Senegal as Tigo outsources network management

SENEGAL
People working for Tigo Senegal are worried about their jobs after the mobile operator signed an agreement that handed over the management of its network to the Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.»

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e-commerce space untapped, says phonekings heade-commerce space untapped, says phonekings head

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Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India.