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Airtel Uganda money transfer voted best digital financial service

Airtel Uganda money transfer voted best digital financial service

Airtel Uganda was voted the Best Digital Financial Service of the year at the Digital Impact Awards Africa held at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel.  Read More

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Streamed services to push digital music sales to $14bn by 2019Streamed services to push digital music sales to $14bn by 2019 A new report from Juniper Research found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth ...
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Wednesday 20 Aug

Airtel, VeriFone Mobile Money speed up merchant enablement

KENYA
Bharti Airtel and VeriFone Mobile Money have reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money’s merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across Airtel’s 17 operating countries in Africa. »
Tuesday 19 Aug

Safaricom cuts fees on low and medium value M-PESA transfers

KENYA
Safaricom has announced a targeted reduction of transaction fees levied by the operator on its most popular person to person M-PESA transaction bands.  »
Monday 18 Aug

Stakeholders meet over Ghana mobile money

GHANA
Stakeholders from Ghana’s financial and telecoms industry have held talks at an MTN Stakeholders Forum in Accra to discuss the way forward in the quest to make Ghana a cashless society.»
Friday 15 Aug

Village saving associations get mobile money product

UGANDA
Airtel Uganda, Grameen Foundation and Plan Uganda have introduced a new Group Savings product for Village Savings and Loan Associations.»
Friday 15 Aug

Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’

NIGERIA
WASPAN chief Simon Aderinlola says unless the regulator intervenes, WASPAN may not have anything left to regulate. Kokumo Goodie reports.»
Thursday 14 Aug

Location based services market to reach $43.3bn by 2019

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that the Mobile Context and Location Services market will reach $43.3bn in revenue by 2019.»
Thursday 14 Aug

Onfon, Safaricom launch Name Tunes

KENYA
Onfon Media, a leading Value Added Telecoms service provider, has partnered with leading integrated telecommunications service provider Safaricom to launch a new service called Name Tunes on the Skiza Platform. »
Thursday 14 Aug

GCB Bank Ghana to go live with mobile commerce platform

GHANA
goSwiff has connected its 50th bank client, GCB Bank Ltd. in Ghana, to leverage mobile point of sale (mPOS) on goSwiff mobile commerce platform. »
Tuesday 12 Aug

MTN Ghana resolved to encourage effective cashless society

GHANA
MTN has reiterated its resolve to encourage and ensure an effective cashless society through the introduction and promotion of its mobile money service.»
Friday 8 Aug

Safaricom, Virtual City launch FMCG efficiency solution

KENYA
Safaricom Business has partnered with innovative mobility solutions developer Virtual City, to launch an application designed to enhance service efficiency for the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.»
Wednesday 6 Aug

Airtel to expand money transfer service in Africa

KENYA
Bharti Airtel Africa has entered into a partnership with a financial services institution present in 10 countries, BGFIBank Group, to expand mobile money access to the bank’s customers.»
Wednesday 6 Aug

Orange, CIC Insurance partner to launch Orange Bima

KENYA
Orange has joined hands with leading micro-insurer, CIC Insurance Group, to launch a mobile insurance product, Orange Bima.»
Monday 4 Aug

Nomanini secures further $450k for expansion

SOUTH AFRICA
South African electronic prepaid service distribution platform Nomanini has received US$450,000 in funding from the IDC to expand outside of Africa.»
Monday 4 Aug

Online, mobile payments to top $20bn this year

New findings from Juniper Research show that the number of household bill payments made via PCs, tablets and mobiles will exceed $20 billion this year.»
Monday 4 Aug

US dignitary hails Econet official

ZIMBABWE
US Secretary of State John Kerry has given special recognition to a young Econet Wireless Zimbabwe official who works for the company's mobile money service, EcoCash.»
Saturday 2 Aug

Econet: paper money to become obsolete

ZIMBABWE
Econet Wireless has predicted that Zimbabweans will stop using “paper money” by the end of next year as people adopt cards to transact.»

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