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Safaricom pays out Kshs.152m in Skiza Tunes royalties

Safaricom pays out Kshs.152m in Skiza Tunes royalties

Safaricom Limited has released Kshs.152 million to Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) and Premium Rate Service Providers (PRSPs), for payment to artistes whose music is sold through the company’s music platform – Skiza Tunes. Read More

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SimbaPay announces single money transfer of up to $45,000 to AfricaSimbaPay announces single money transfer of up to $45,000 to Africa SimbaPay says it is revolutionizing the remittance space through its official announcement of raising the single ...
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VAS industry threatens traditional mediaVAS industry threatens traditional media Mahindra Comviva says the rise of value-added services (VAS) industry could significantly displace traditional media in ...
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Thursday 28 Apr

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The Association of Licenced Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and Wireless Application Service Providers of Nigeria (WASPAN) have opposed the NCC's regulatory framework for the Value Added Services subsector.»
Tuesday 26 Apr

MTN Ghana soon to pay interest on Mobile Money Wallet savings

GHANA
The over six million registered customers of MTN Mobile Money will soon stand a chance of earning some interest on money kept in their wallets. »
Friday 22 Apr

Tigo Pesa customers pocket $2.3m/- in quarterly profit share

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Tigo Pesa users in Tanzania have been paid a total of $2.3m/- as profit share paid every quarter by Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle telco.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

Jongla launches ‘lightest’ instant messaging service in Africa

NIGERIA
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Monday 18 Apr

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Surfline Communications has introduced another convenient way for customers to top up their Surfline account and activate their 4G LTE internet bundles. »
Friday 15 Apr

Airtel Money Ghana launches biggest reward scheme yet

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Wednesday 13 Apr

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Monday 11 Apr

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Thursday 7 Apr

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Wednesday 6 Apr

Nomanini integrates with M-Pesa for merchant cash-in

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Nomanini has announced it has integrated with M-Pesa in Mozambique, enabled via its local country partner, Mozambique Mobile Solutions (MMS). The move will allow merchants to use mobile money agents to top up their virtual vending accounts on Nomanini terminals.»
Wednesday 6 Apr

BEC, FNBB partnership eases fee payments

BOTSWANA
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Saturday 2 Apr

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NIGERIA
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Wednesday 23 Mar

Uber launches in Mombasa, Abuja

NIGERIA
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Thursday 17 Mar

Tigo Tanzania launches innovative nano lending scheme

TANZANIA
Tigo Tanzania is preparing to launch an easy to access nano lending product to its stable of mobile financial services. This new product will not require collateral and offers immediate access to small loans to Tigo Pesa users.»
Thursday 17 Mar

MoneyGram, GT Bank launch MoneyGram receive service into Nigeria

NIGERIA
MoneyGram and GT Bank have announced the launch of MoneyGram’s receive services across the GT Bank network. »

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