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Water utilities to introduce USSD service

Water utilities to introduce USSD service

Botswana’s Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) will soon officially launch a service using Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), for its customers throughout the country.  Read More

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EFInA lifts Nigeria mobile banking with $1.5mEFInA lifts Nigeria mobile banking with $1.5m Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) boosted the mobile money sector by splashing $1.5 million or ...
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KCB M-PESA loan disbursements cross KSh10B markKCB M-PESA loan disbursements cross KSh10B mark Revolutionary mobile-based bank account KCB M-PESA has advanced KSh10.3 billion in loans to its customers ...
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Airtel Money, WAEC enable candidates to check their results onlineAirtel Money, WAEC enable candidates to check their results online Airtel Money is enabling the purchase of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) results checker pins ...
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Friday 12 Aug

Tigo Pesa Customers Pocket Tshs. 5.6b in Ninth Quarterly Profit Share

TANZANIA
Tigo Tanzania has announced another quarterly payment of Tshs 5.6 billion (US$ 2,570,120) to Tigo Pesa users, the ninth time in a row that the telecom is distributing profit to its mobile financial services users.»
Tuesday 9 Aug

Airtel Money Card is now back, with online payments

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has announced the return of its Airtel Money Card, enabling card holders the convenience of shopping, online payments and easy access to funds 24 hours a day. »
Monday 8 Aug

Daystar University pioneers smartphone-based degree programmes

KENYA
Daystar University has announced a strategic partnership with OneUni to launch Africa’s first smartphone-based degree programmes, the first of which is a Bachelor’s of Education for existing and aspiring teachers.»
Thursday 4 Aug

MTN Ghana stimulates discussion on cashless society

GHANA
As part of its 2016 Mobile Money Month celebration in the country, MTN Ghana has revisited the discussion on a cashless society and the need for stakeholders to take a critical look at its benefits again.»
Wednesday 3 Aug

WorldRemit calls for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

NIGERIA
Hundreds of global remittance companies have been forced to cease transfers to Nigeria, says WorldRemit.»
Tuesday 2 Aug

Mobile Money – the paradox of costly convenience

UGANDA
The convenience of mobile money is being offset by the increased risk of fraud, report Kampala residents.»
Tuesday 2 Aug

Uber Kenya faces looming drivers’ strike

KENYA
Kenyan drivers for digital taxi service Uber have threatened to embark on a strike from today over fare price cuts.»
Sunday 17 Jul

Uber offers cashless payments in Accra through SMSGH

GHANA
Uber, the innovative app that connects riders with drivers, has revealed to Biztechafrica that it has partnered with SMSGH to provide mobile payments to the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). »
Thursday 14 Jul

Pokémon GO: Sophos warns against malicious copycats

Researchers at IT security company Sophos have warned mobile users to be cautious when downloading augmented reality (AR) mobile games.»
Wednesday 13 Jul

MTN drives insurance with IAS

NIGERIA
MTN Business is set to empower insurance companies across Nigeria with an Insurance Automation Service (IAS).»
Thursday 7 Jul

Integrated payment markets to fuel future growth

Congo registers strong demand momentum for international and cross-border money transfers, says TerraPay.»
Saturday 2 Jul

Kirusa launches myGenie app, ad platform

NIGERIA
Kirusa, a global telecom and social media solutions provider, has launched myGenie app, a revolutionary free airtime App for prepaid Android users in Nigeria.»
Wednesday 29 Jun

Sterling Bank, AppZone’s CreditClub partner on unbanked customers

NIGERIA
Sterling Bank Plc has signed up to AppZone’s CreditClub to leverage its agent network and banking technology platform to serve customers outside traditional branches.»
Tuesday 28 Jun

Africa offers potential for cashless payment

NIGERIA
African countries share some of the world’s highest speeds of digital growth with people now constantly in pursuit of faster and more convenient ways of paying for goods and services. With the advances in technology, it is now possible to satisfy this demand at reasonable costs, delegates heard at the CBN Cashless Card Expo. »
Monday 20 Jun

Safaricom launches M-PESA bill manager service

KENYA
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.  »
Saturday 18 Jun

BankOne empowers 250 Microfinance Banks

NIGERIA
One of Africa’s leading Information Technology platforms for micro finance banks, BankOne, has announced the signing up of its 250th client.»

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Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa, has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers ...