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Orange Money Botswana tops 300,000 subscribers

Orange Money Botswana tops 300,000 subscribers

Orange Money Botswana has announced that its customer numbers have reached the 300, 000 mark. Read More

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Airtel, Wari expand financial inclusion in NigeriaAirtel, Wari expand financial inclusion in Nigeria Airtel Nigeria has collaborated with payment solution provider Wari, to provide an innovative payment platform for ...
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Glo Xchange agents roll out operations on mobile moneyGlo Xchange agents roll out operations on mobile money Globacom has announced its readiness to roll out the first set of market-ready agents for its ...
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BotswanaPost releases app for electricity purchasing BotswanaPost releases app for electricity purchasing BotswanaPost has officially released a smartphone app allows users to users to purchase prepaid electricity using ...
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Wednesday 19 Aug

GeoPoll, Kantar Media Unveil Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement in Africa

GeoPoll’s mobile platform and media measurement service is to be combined with Kantar Media’s experience in audience measurement methodology.»
Tuesday 18 Aug

Study: online gambling goes mainstream

New data from Juniper Research has found that more than 1 in 10 adults worldwide will engage in some form of mobile or online gambling by 2019.»
Monday 17 Aug

Is Kenya ready for social commerce?

KENYA
With 99% of Kenyans accessing the internet through smartphones, many factors still hamper the growth of social commerce, says Jumia’s Communications Manager.»
Friday 14 Aug

MTN Ghana holds 2nd Mobile Money forum in Accra

GHANA
MTN Ghana held its second Mobile Money Stakeholders’ Forum in Accra this week, under the theme maximizing the potential of mobile money to drive financial inclusion in Ghana. »
Wednesday 12 Aug

Vodafone supports deployment of SnooCode for Ghana Ambulance Service

GHANA
Ghana National Ambulance Service teams across the length and breadth of the country will now find it easy tracking the location of victims during emergencies using SnooCode’s “CodeRed” mobile application.»
Tuesday 11 Aug

Now parents can use mobile to pay kids for doing their chores

ZAZOO has partnered with Funifi to add a secure mobile payment mechanism to an app that encourages kids to do their chores.  »
Monday 10 Aug

Airtel unveils new digital content products

KENYA
Airtel has announced the launch of two new innovative digital products in a move aimed at providing great local multimedia content online for consumers as well as in support of people doing great work in the arts, culture and technology.»
Thursday 6 Aug

Airtel Premier services now at Kotoka International Airport

GHANA
Airtel Premier Customers can now enjoy complementary services at the Adinkra Lounge, Kotoka International Airport, as well as accessing over 700 premium lounges across the globe.»
Wednesday 5 Aug

Safaricom, Google launch traffic information solution

KENYA
Safaricom has partnered with Google to launch a mobile application that offers motorists access accurate and real-time traffic information, based on crowd-sourced data from other road users. »
Monday 3 Aug

SweepSouth first SA startup to join Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups accelerator

SOUTH AFRICA
Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund and startup accelerator 500 Startups has announced its 14th batch of startups, which includes the South African home cleaning service, SweepSouth.»
Sunday 2 Aug

FirstBank launches Loop lifestyle app

NIGERIA
FirstBank of Nigeria has introduced Loop, a lifestyle app delivering premium content to customers’ mobile phones.»
Wednesday 29 Jul

Tigo, Western Union enable mobile remittances in Rwanda

RWANDA
Tigo Rwanda and Western Union have announced the launch of a new service that allows reception of international remittances directly into mobile through Tigo Cash accounts. »
Friday 24 Jul

Airtel debuts direct purchasing on facebook

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has launched the first direct data bundle purchasing on Facebook. »
Thursday 23 Jul

Effortel helps deliver Africa’s first mobile banking MVNO

KENYA
Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and enabler, Effortel, announced today that it is working with fellow MVNO, Equitel to provide Kenyan mobile subscribers with Africa’s first fully integrated banking approach via a mobile network.  »
Tuesday 21 Jul

Standard Bank Expands InstantMoney service to Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to follow

BOTSWANA
Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest lender by assets, has expanded its InstantMoney payment solution to Botswana and Uganda as part of broader plans to roll out the service across the continent.»
Friday 17 Jul

Transfast expands proprietary bank network into 23 African nations

Transfast, a leading provider of online, cross-border p2p payments solutions, has announced the expansion of its proprietary bank network into 23 African nations.»

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Young innovators shine during pitch sessionsYoung innovators shine during pitch sessions

Botswana saw an array of upcoming tech wizards selling their ideas during the Vendors’ Day pitch sessions this week.

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High tech homes: Just press playHigh tech homes: Just press play

High tech, digital homes where everything is automated and connected aren’t the stuff of science fiction any longer, says BNC Technology.