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Orange invests in Afrimarket cash-to-goods money transfer startup

Orange invests in Afrimarket cash-to-goods money transfer startup

Orange has contributed to a fund-raising program initiated by Afrimarket, the leader in cash-to-goods money transfers. Read More

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Fun loving Ugandans enjoy new appFun loving Ugandans enjoy new app Entertainment loving Ugandans are snapping up the new TiKiTi app, which alerts them to trending night ...
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Internet.org app now available in GhanaInternet.org app now available in Ghana Following the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia and Kenya, Facebook is expanding its ...
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TNM mobile money usage grows by 20%TNM mobile money usage grows by 20% Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has announced that the number of customers using its mobile money ...
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Wednesday 21 Jan

Azimo launches instant money transfer to eight new countries in West Africa

BENIN
Azimo, the online money transfer service, has announced that customers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

Airtel partners Cignifi and WSBI on mobile savings products

GHANA
Brussels-based WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute) and Cignifi today announced an agreement to develop and test-market an innovative mobile savings product targeted at underserved and dormant savers. »
Tuesday 20 Jan

WorldRemit, MTN in Mobile Money partnership

WorldRemit and MTN have signed a global partnership that will enable WorldRemit customers to send remittances instantly to MTN’s Mobile Money customers.»
Monday 19 Jan

Draw your own video game

Cartoon Network Games has partnered with Pixel Press on an innovative title encourages players to draw their own Adventure Time game levels.»
Friday 16 Jan

Kenya’s smartphone owners turn to insurance

KENYA
Kenyan smartphone owners are fast adopting specialized insurance to cover loss, theft or damage to their devices, reports Kenya Orient Insurance.»
Wednesday 14 Jan

Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones

TANZANIA
Tigo Tanzania today announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service that will provide Tanzanians with unlimited music experience.»
Friday 9 Jan

Tigo Rwanda launches 4G, TV streaming

RWANDA
Tigo Rwanda has officially launched its 4G internet service and iROKOtv video streaming partnership.»
Thursday 8 Jan

MTN unveils 2015 BetterMe app to maximize internet usage

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria has launched its BetterMe campaign with the unveiling of the My2015BetterMe app and three 2015 BetterMe Bundle offerings for customers across all strata.»
Wednesday 7 Jan

Medical lab brings innovative health technology to Botswana

BOTSWANA
Diagnofirm Medical Laboratories (DML) is on the verge of releasing its mobile application for Clinical Reports, which is a first for Botswana. »
Tuesday 6 Jan

MTN Ghana: no change in scratch card price

GHANA
MTN Ghana says it has noted with concern the individual actions of some of its retailers to increase the prices of its scratch cards by various percentages. »
Tuesday 6 Jan

Orange Mali, NSIA launch ‘Sini Tonon’

MALI
The insurance and savings sector in Mali has been revolutionised with the launch recently of a mobile money product called ‘Sini Tonon’, an initiative of insurance giant NSIA (Nouvelle Société Interafricaine d’Assurances), in partnership with Orange Mali.  »
Monday 5 Jan

MTN Congo finishes 2014 in style with App Store top prize

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
MTN Congo has finished the year 2014 in style and has kicked off 2015 with pride after its MTN App Store collected a top prize at the Africa Telecom People (ATP) Awards held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.»
Tuesday 30 Dec

MTN SA launches video on demand services

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN South Africa has launched a subscription-based digital entertainment service that gives its customers access to thousands of movies and their favourite television series on their devices.»
Tuesday 30 Dec

ITU launches Ebola tracking app

ITU has launched a free mobile application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak.»
Monday 29 Dec

MTN Ghana gives customers free Wikipedia access

GHANA
MTN, with the support of Ghana's Ministry of Education, has become the country’s first mobile operator to offer free access to Wikipedia as part of the Wikimedia Foundation’s global Wikipedia Zero initiative. »
Tuesday 23 Dec

Equity Bank Thin SIM troubles not over

KENYA
Equity Bank’s quest to move into the mobile money area has been stalled by the Kenyan Parliament’s move to stop deployment of Thin SIM card technology in the country.»

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UCC launches 2015 ACIA awardsUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

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Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.