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EcoCash launches MasterCard debit card

EcoCash launches MasterCard debit card

Econet’s Mobile Money service has announced an agreement with MasterCard expected to help reduce cash dependence and increase financial inclusion through the provision of electronic payments in Zimbabwe. Read More

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Subscribers to get 25% airtime bonus via Orange MoneySubscribers to get 25% airtime bonus via Orange Money Orange has launched a promotion enabling its subscribers enjoy a 25% airtime bonus when they top ...
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Airtel wins case to open up M-PesaAirtel wins case to open up M-Pesa The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open up its M-Pesa platform after ...
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Revolutionary second screen partnership enhances Dream School SA impactRevolutionary second screen partnership enhances Dream School SA impact A popular South African TV series in which youths who have dropped out of school are ...
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Thursday 24 Jul

Samsung Partners in good health for Sub-Saharan Africa

Samsung Electronics is supporting the GSMA Mobile for Development mHealth programme on a range of mHealth services in Africa. »
Thursday 24 Jul

New partners join ITU’s Be He@lthy, Be Mobile initiative

The International Telecommunication Union has announced that global healthcare company GSK and Public Health England (PHE) will join Be He@lthy, Be Mobile, an initiative which it leads in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).»
Wednesday 23 Jul

SIA Group enters African card payments sector

Perago has signed an agreement with Swish Payments to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe.»
Wednesday 23 Jul

DEG launches Easy School Find in Ghana

GHANA
Digital Education Group (DEG), an academic consulting firm specialising in classroom technology, has launched a new search engine for schools called “Easy School Find”.»
Tuesday 22 Jul

MTN partners Salt & Einstein MTS, NHIS on insurance

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria says it has partnered Salt & Einstein MTS and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NIHS) to help push health insurance to many people in the country leveraging on its wider reach.»
Monday 21 Jul

Free Twitter on Econet

ZIMBABWE
Econet Wireless is now offering free access to Twitter to all subscribers on Econet Broadband. »
Tuesday 15 Jul

Gemalto, GSMA drive African mHealth initiative

Gemalto has announced its partnership with (global System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA1) to drive the pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI).»
Saturday 12 Jul

Has Africa slowed in global mobile payments innovation?

wiGroup says Africa has lost ground to the US and China in the mobile payments innovation race.»
Wednesday 9 Jul

New mobile payment system goes live in SA

SOUTH AFRICA
Mobile payment system Zapper has launched its innovative and secure payment app for smartphones in South Africa.»
Tuesday 8 Jul

Tuluntulu set to revolutionise mobile broadcast in Africa

Tuluntulu, a new app set to revolutionise mobile broadcast in the developing world, has launched on the Apple iOS and Google Android App Stores.  »
Tuesday 8 Jul

Mobile banking numbers to pass online banking by 2019

New findings from Juniper Research finds that over 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year.»
Friday 4 Jul

Remita’s e-transactions hit N500bn

NIGERIA
Nigerian electronic payment platform Remita says it is driving cashless initiatives, and currently processes electronic transactions valued at N500billion monthly.»
Tuesday 1 Jul

Nigeria’s cashless campaign goes nationwide

NIGERIA
In spite of obvious hiccups, the cashless initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) goes live in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) today.»
Friday 27 Jun

More than 2.5m Rwandans now using mobile payments

RWANDA
The number of mobile payments subscribers in Rwanda has reached more than 2.5 million, according to figures in the recently-published Rwandan ICT Sector Profile. »
Thursday 26 Jun

LGR StarCare simplifies Mobilize Transit TV data management

SWAZILAND
LGR’s StarCare mobile self-service application is simplifying the management of Swaziland’s innovative new Mobilize Transit TV service.»
Wednesday 25 Jun

Insurance services go mobile in Malawi

MALAWI
Malawi’s Nico General Insurance Company Limited has disclosed that in the next four months it will be bringing to the market mobile phone services.»

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.