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Millicom partners Deezer to bring Tigo Music to 5 African markets

Millicom partners Deezer to bring Tigo Music to 5 African markets

Telecoms and media firm Millicom has announced an extension of its partnership with music streaming service Deezer to take its Tigo Music service to five markets in Africa. Read More

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Airtel Money offers KRA mobile tax payment servicesAirtel Money offers KRA mobile tax payment services Bharti Airtel has partnered with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to offer Kenyan citizens an opportunity ...
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Embracing mCommerceEmbracing mCommerce There’s a word on the lips of everyone in the know these days, and that ...
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Airtel Money launches new partnership with MOGASAirtel Money launches new partnership with MOGAS Airtel Uganda and MOGAS have officially unveiled their new partnership that allows customers to pay for ...
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Monday 20 Oct

Econet launches Connected Car service

ZIMBABWE
Econet has launched yet another revolutionary product branded the Econet Connected Car.»
Sunday 19 Oct

Tigo cash trains over 2,000 agents

GHANA
As part of efforts to scale up mobile financial services, particularly in the informal sector, mobile network operator, Tigo is training over 2,000 agents in its award-winning mobile money service, Tigo Cash. »
Friday 17 Oct

Airtel Money to launch cross border money transfer service across East Africa

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has announced plans to launch a cross border money transfer product in East Africa. This is a first in market initiative across Africa and will enable Airtel Money customers to send, receive and withdraw money from their Airtel Money wallets.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

MTN set to support money transfers between Rwanda and Uganda

UGANDA
MTN Uganda is partnering with MTN Rwanda to deliver cross border transactions between the two countries.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Former Kampala mayor demands UGX8bn from MTN Uganda

UGANDA
MTN Uganda has found itself in protracted lawsuit involving copyrights on caller tunes in a case whose outcome could set a precedent for similar scenarios in future.»
Monday 13 Oct

TA Telecom on mobile mission to map identity of Africa

KENYA
In what is described as the first Big Data project of its kind in Africa, TA Telecom's Nafsi anthropological survey is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa.»
Monday 13 Oct

busuu language app marks 50m user milestone

Language learning app busuu has celebrated the milestone of reaching more than 50 million users worldwide, less than six years after its launch, making it the largest online language learning tool in the world.»
Wednesday 8 Oct

FDH bank partners Airtel on eMoney

MALAWI
FDH Bank has partnered Airtel Malawi in creating a new technology platform called FDH eMoney.»
Wednesday 8 Oct

Boosting health insurance uptake via technology: Lessons from Britam’s Linda Jamii

KENYA
Linda Jamii, a package offered by Britam Insurance company, is gaining popularity and netting thousands of Kenyans who never dreamt of a decent health cover.»
Tuesday 7 Oct

Equity Bank to launch new mobile money SIM

KENYA
Equity Bank has issued mobile banking smart SIM powered by Taisys Technologies to provide mobile banking and mobile communication services in Kenya.»
Tuesday 7 Oct

Glo eases learning with Mobile Tutor

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s second national operator, Globacom, has launched a mobile application it said would redefine the way teaching and learning is done in a country with a huge infrastructural deficit.»
Monday 6 Oct

Senegal mobile money’s new era as Mobibank launches

SENEGAL
Mobile money in Senegal has entered another decisive phase of innovation with the launch last week of Mobibank.»
Sunday 5 Oct

MTN Ghana launches MTN App Challenge Version 2.0

GHANA
MTN Ghana has launched the second edition of its app challenge, dubbed MTN App Challenge Version 2.0. »
Thursday 2 Oct

VoD app Aflix launches in 27 more African countries

Mobile online video streaming app Aflix, which launched in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana in August, has expanded to take its operations to 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.»
Monday 29 Sep

iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

KENYA
An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. »
Monday 29 Sep

Telecel launches mobile insurance

ZIMBABWE
Telecoms operator Telecel Zimbabwe is partnering with local insurance company, Zimnat Lion, to roll out a mobile insurance product that offers Telecel subscribers Funeral, Hospital and local and international Travel Cover through their Telecel lines. »

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CNN, MultiChoice name top African Journalist 2014

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony.