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Tigo, Western Union enable mobile remittances in Rwanda

Tigo, Western Union enable mobile remittances in 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.  Read More

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Airtel debuts direct purchasing on facebookAirtel debuts direct purchasing on facebook Airtel Ghana has launched the first direct data bundle purchasing on Facebook. 
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Effortel helps deliver Africa’s first mobile banking MVNOEffortel helps deliver Africa’s first mobile banking MVNO Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and enabler, Effortel, announced today that it is working with fellow ...
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Standard Bank Expands InstantMoney service to Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to followStandard Bank Expands InstantMoney service to Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to follow Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest lender by assets, has expanded its InstantMoney payment solution to Botswana ...
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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.»
Thursday 16 Jul

BotswanaPost introduces PosoOnline

BOTSWANA
BotswanaPost continues to explore the technology space, this time with a new product called Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) or PosoOnline.  »
Thursday 16 Jul

Telecom Chamber welcomes new guidelines on E-money issuers in Ghana

GHANA
The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication has welcomed the newly proposed guidelines for e-money issuers in Ghana and Agent Guidelines by the Bank of Ghana. »
Friday 10 Jul

Why mobile money uptake is sluggish: Airtel CEO

NIGERIA
Chief Executive Officer Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has called for a review of the current mobile money model, saying a telco-led model will help expand retail banking, thereby driving financial inclusion in the unbanked segment.»
Thursday 9 Jul

SA travel company launches app simplifying new child visa laws

SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town-based travel company Drive South Africa has developed a web app simplifying the new visa regulations for parents travelling to and from South Africa with their children.»
Friday 3 Jul

Orange launches its largest Developer Challenge

CAMEROON
To coincide with the release of its SMS APIs in five new countries (Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Niger, Senegal), Orange is launching its largest international developer challenge to date.»
Tuesday 30 Jun

MTN Swaziland offers mobile financial services with Ericsson

SWAZILAND
MTN has deployed Ericsson Converged Wallet to provide a premium mobile money experience for more than 275,000 mobile wallet users and 3,000 agents in Swaziland.»
Friday 26 Jun

Airtel, Kenya Red Cross launch public emergency information service

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has teamed up with Kenya Red Cross Society to launch the first of its kind public emergency information service in Kenya.»
Monday 22 Jun

EcoCash gets SA approval

ZIMBABWE
EcoCash and its South African partners have secured approval from the South Africa Reserve Bank to start a cross border remittance service from South Africa.»
Friday 19 Jun

Late night mobile car searches skyrocket in Ghana

GHANA
80% of new car customers and almost 100% of used car customers begin their car shopping experience online, often late in the evening via mobile, says online vehicle marketplace Carmudi. »
Thursday 18 Jun

KTDA, Safaricom partner on cashless payment

KENYA
Leading tea management agency, Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA), has partnered with Safaricom to roll out a cashless payment solution at all its 66 factories across the country.»
Wednesday 17 Jun

Need for info inspired Flippy Campus app

NIGERIA
David Mumuni, CEO of Flippy Campus, is set to showcase his app at Demo Africa. He spoke to Biztechafrica ahead of the event.»
Saturday 13 Jun

Airtel launches first mobile tap and pay system in Ghana

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has added another first to its credits as it has rolled out an innovative service through their Airtel Money that allows a tap and pay, contactless payment based on the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. »
Friday 12 Jun

Vodafone gives hope to Ghanaian Farmers with Vodafone Farmers Club

GHANA
Ghanaian farmers can now receive relevant crop and location specific information in their own language through a bespoke SIM card.»
Thursday 11 Jun

Standard Bank introduces a first in SA: smart watch banking

SOUTH AFRICA
Standard Bank today announced plans to embrace wearable technology, with the forthcoming release of its Apple Watch banking app in SA.»
Thursday 11 Jun

Prepay Nation, Airtel Kenya to offer international mobile top-up

KENYA
Prepay Nation, a leading provider of cross-border prepaid mobile airtime transfers, has announced its partnership in Kenya with Bharti Airtel.»

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