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Safaricom launches M-PESA bill manager service

Safaricom launches M-PESA bill manager service

Safaricom has launched a new service known as ‘Bill Manager’ that will enable customers to manage and pay bills via M-PESA all in a single transaction.   Read More

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BankOne empowers 250 Microfinance BanksBankOne empowers 250 Microfinance Banks One of Africa’s leading Information Technology platforms for micro finance banks, BankOne, has announced the ...
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Orange Money in France to allow money transfers to three African countries Orange Money in France to allow money transfers to three African countries Orange Money is available in Metropolitan France to enable Orange mobile subscribers in France to transfer ...
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Dar es Salaam gets UberDar es Salaam gets Uber Dar es Salaam has become the 475th city to join in Uber’s growing global network.
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Tuesday 14 Jun

Carrefour signs up for Lipa Na M-PESA

KENYA
Carrefour, the world’s second largest hypermarket chain, has today become the first retailer in Kenya to fully integrate Safaricom’s payments service – Lipa Na M-PESA – paving the way for the retailer to fully adopt M-PESA as a payments channel in Kenya. »
Tuesday 14 Jun

Tigo Insurance pays 10,000th claimant

GHANA
Tigo Ghana says it paid over GHS 6.2 million to policyholders since the inception of Tigo Insurance in 2010. This was revealed during the presentation of a payment to its 10,000th claimant.»
Monday 13 Jun

Uber signs MoU with Ghana’s Transport Ministry

GHANA
Uber, a technology company that connects riders and drivers at the touch of a button, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana’s Ministry of Transport.»
Saturday 11 Jun

Safaricom set to rival Uber with LitteCabs

KENYA
In a move aimed at giving Uber a run for its money, Safaricom is in the preliminary stages of introducing its own tax app - LittleCabs.»
Thursday 9 Jun

Uber launches in Accra

GHANA
Uber has officially launched its taxi app in Ghana’s capital city Accra.»
Friday 3 Jun

M-PESA customers to access money through Equity Bank ATMs countrywide

KENYA
Equity Bank has partnered with Safaricom to launch a new mobile money transfer service that will see M-PESA customers access money from the bank's automated teller machines throughout the country.»
Thursday 2 Jun

Uber launches in Kampala

UGANDA
Uber has launched in Kampala with an offer of free taxi rides for residents of the city.»
Wednesday 1 Jun

Standard Chartered launches Africa’s most extensive roll out of mobile and online banking

Standard Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across 8 African markets.»
Sunday 29 May

Safaricom launches youth platform

KENYA
Safaricom has announced the launch of BLAZE, a platform that seeks to empower youth using the power of mobile. »
Thursday 26 May

MTN Nigeria's converged digital TV, OTT VoD service goes live

NIGERIA
Nigeria has taken a bold step into the telecoms, broadcasting and media convergence era as MTN Nigeria launches the pilot of its digital television broadcasting service in Jos, Plateau State.»
Wednesday 25 May

Uber Kenya, Sidian Bank launch Vehicle Solutions Programme

KENYA
Uber and Sidian Bank are partnering to give driver-partners and investors access to vehicle financing for their own Uber-based businesses.»
Monday 23 May

Ericsson announces Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian response

Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organizations and affected populations.»
Friday 20 May

Hello Paisa clinches top African Fintech spot at Innotribe Start-up challenge

MAURITIUS
Low cost international money transfer company Hello Paisa was named the number one Fintech Company in Africa during the SWIFT African Regional Conference in Mauritius this week.»
Wednesday 18 May

Airtel Nigeria and Ericsson pursue broadband for everyone

Ericsson Radio System expands Airtel Nigeria’s mobile broadband access while reducing operating expenses»
Monday 16 May

Ghanaian diaspora embrace MTN Mobile Money when sending home with WorldRemit

GHANA
MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana.»
Sunday 15 May

Vodafone Uganda seeks health solutions with 2016Health App Challenge

UGANDA
Health app developers in Uganda received a boost with a two day hackathon completion organised Vodafone Uganda in partnership with Marie Stopes Uganda and Hostalite Limited, an e-commerce solutions provider.»

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.