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Safaricom launches M-PESA mobile financial journal

Safaricom launches M-PESA mobile financial journal

Safaricom has announced the launch of M-Ledger, an Android based application that provides subscribers on the company’s network with a simple and easy to use financial journal to track and monitor their M-PESA transactions.  Read More

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Monday 17 Nov

Mobile transaction users to hit 2bn by 2017

A new report from Juniper Research has found that just over 2 billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, up from 1.6 billion this year.»
Sunday 16 Nov

Zero-rating key to customer acquisition - Airtel Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
Making OTT services such as Facebook and WhatsApp available for free on mobile networks - or so-called “zero-rating” - is a key part of customer acquisition, according to Willie Ellis, head of products and innovation at Airtel Africa.»
Friday 14 Nov

Airtel to offer insurance cover for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

KENYA
Airtel has announced that it will offer a 2-year insurance cover to its customers who purchase iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in any of its designated outlets in Kenya.  »
Friday 14 Nov

EcoCash-Western Union link up

ZIMBABWE
The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, and Zimbabwe’s leading mobile money service provider, Econet Wireless, have teamed up to offer consumers fast and reliable international money transfers.»
Friday 14 Nov

Mobile money services must innovate to be sustainable - Tigo

SOUTH AFRICA
Mobile money services must continually be innovating if they are to make their business sustainable in the long-run, according to Diego Gutierrez, general manager of Tigo Tanzania.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Mobile money operators must take holistic approach – panel

SOUTH AFRICA
Companies launching mobile money services were urged by panelists at AfricaCom in Cape Town to approach the market strategically and holistically if they are to be sustainable.  »
Thursday 13 Nov

Ericsson supports Tigo Mobile Wallet in Senegal

SENEGAL
Ericsson has announced that Tigo Senegal has launched Tigo Cash service based on the Ericsson Wallet Platform Solution. »
Thursday 13 Nov

Ghana subscribers get new Vodafone Health line Voice Message service

GHANA
Subscribers of all networks in Ghana will be receiving free voice messages from the Vodafone network as part of Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s quest to intensify its education on Ebola and other health issues. »
Tuesday 11 Nov

Skrill e-commerce portal to bring Africa’s economies online

A new e-commerce portal will bring thousands of online merchants to the African digital consumer, via an affordable and transparent online payment system.  »
Monday 10 Nov

Microsoft brings Office to everyone, everywhere

Microsoft has taken the next step to bring the productivity of Office to everyone with new Office apps for iPhone, iPad and Android tablets.»
Friday 7 Nov

MoneyGram, Safaricom expand remittances in Kenya

KENYA
MoneyGram and Safaricom have launched a new service that enables consumers in over 90 countries outside Kenya to send money directly to M-PESA. »
Thursday 6 Nov

Tigo introduces three new data bundles for unlimited music experience

GHANA
Aimed at giving customers even more value for money, mobile network operator, Tigo Ghana has added three data bundles which will give customers unlimited music experience through Deezer, a music streaming service.»
Tuesday 4 Nov

Airtel Africa Premier customers to get airport Priority Pass

KENYA
Priority Pass, the world’s largest independent airport lounge access program, has been selected by Airtel as a premium benefit for its exclusive Premier customer base in Africa.»
Wednesday 29 Oct

Azimo launches instant Vodafone M-Pesa transfers from Europe

KENYA
Azimo, the online money transfer service, has announced that customers across Europe can now send money instantly to the mobile “eWallets” of M-PESA’s 19 million subscribers in Kenya.»
Tuesday 28 Oct

Airtel introduces free Twitter access

KENYA
Until 15th January 2015, Airtel Kenya customers can enjoy free access to Twitter on their mobile devices.»
Tuesday 28 Oct

Tigo music platform set to boost Ghanaian artists

GHANA
Tigo’s new music platform is set to boost artists and give music lovers real value for money.»

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