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Nigerians, Poles most generous at Christmas

Nigerians, Poles most generous at Christmas

Research from Azimo, the social online money transfer service, has revealed that Poland and Nigeria top the list of the most generous expats in terms of sending money home at Christmas, while African countries fill three of the top five places. Read More

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Airtel Money leads on seamless e-services transactionsAirtel Money leads on seamless e-services transactions Airtel Ghana says it reinforced its position as having the most reliable platform for mobile money ...
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Rewards for Lipa Na M-Pesa fuel paymentsRewards for Lipa Na M-Pesa fuel payments Safaricom has announced an instant rewards system to incentivise customers who pay for fuel using Lipa ...
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Ivory Coast launches m-tourism appIvory Coast launches m-tourism app SODERTOUR has launched an app to give people important, real time tourism information on their cellphones.
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Thursday 18 Dec

Dubai Bank launches M-SASA banking platform in Kenya

KENYA
Kenya’s Dubai Bank and Rapid Communications, a telecommunications solution provider, have partnered to launch mobile banking system M-SASA. »
Monday 15 Dec

MTN, Orange, Cameroon govt launch Mobile Tax service

CAMEROON
The Cameroonian government has launched a new tax service called Mobile Tax, in association with mobile operators MTN and Orange.»
Monday 15 Dec

Angola creates awareness about E-Kwanza BAI

ANGOLA
A major marketing campaign is currently underway in Angola to create awareness about a mobile money service called E-Kwanza BAI, which was launched this month by the Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI, Angolan Bank of Investments).  »
Friday 12 Dec

Orange, USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and global telecommunications operator Orange have announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC. »
Friday 12 Dec

WFP, World Vision look to digital to assist DRC refugees

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
More than 1 100 households whose members fled the war in the east of the DRC have received financial assistance via mobile money from World Food Programme and its partner World Vision.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

Airtel customers to pay for Nairobi parking with Airtel Money

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has partnered with Jambo Pay and Nairobi City County to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the Airtel Money platform.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

Tanzania’s Safe Motherhood Text Messaging Service enters third year

TANZANIA
Since its launch two years ago, 500,000 men and women accumulatively received 40 million informative safe motherhood messages and reminders through the Wazazi Nipendeni SMS service.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

2go racks up 2m monthly users on Android app

Mobile social network 2go has announced it has achieved over two million monthly users on its Android app just over a year after its launch.»
Monday 8 Dec

Airtel Money now largest financial service provider in DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Airtel Money has hit the 1 million revenue-earning customers landmark in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Sunday 7 Dec

Kampala duo develops trendy social media app

UGANDA
Kamapala’s Vibe Labs has developed an app that simplifies the task of keeping up with important news from friends.»
Thursday 4 Dec

MTN partners Tastee Fried Chicken to launch meal vouchers

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria has extended partnership with a leader in the outdoor and quick service restaurant sector, Tastee Fried Chicken (TFC) with the launch of meal vouchers to increase its retail footprints and provide its products and services at all TFC outlets nationwide.»
Tuesday 2 Dec

Airtel, Facebook partner to give Kenyans free internet access

KENYA
Airtel has officially launched a partnership with Facebook to offer the Internet.org app to its pre-paid and post-paid customers in Kenya. »
Monday 1 Dec

MTN launches cross-border remittance between Ivory Coast and Benin

BENIN
MTN Group today announced the launch of a mobile money cross-border remittance service between Ivory Coast and Benin, to further enable the cheaper and easier movement of money in the West Africa region.»
Monday 1 Dec

Trender takes the social scene by storm

SOUTH AFRICA
Trender is fast becoming the preferred social app, it’'s a free location-based photo app that gives a real-time indication of where friends are gathering and venues that are popular.»
Friday 28 Nov

Tigo Pesa returns TZS 3bn to customers

TANZANIA
Tigo Tanzania has announced the first of its regular quarterly payments worth 3bn/- (US $ 1.8 million) to Tigo Pesa users. »
Friday 21 Nov

Safaricom launches M-PESA mobile financial journal

KENYA
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. »

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