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Safaricom launches youth platform

Safaricom launches youth platform

Safaricom has announced the launch of BLAZE, a platform that seeks to empower youth using the power of mobile.  Read More

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MTN Nigeria's converged digital TV, OTT VoD service goes liveMTN Nigeria's converged digital TV, OTT VoD service goes live Nigeria has taken a bold step into the telecoms, broadcasting and media convergence era as MTN ...
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Uber Kenya, Sidian Bank launch Vehicle Solutions Programme Uber Kenya, Sidian Bank launch Vehicle Solutions Programme Uber and Sidian Bank are partnering to give driver-partners and investors access to vehicle financing for ...
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Ericsson announces Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian responseEricsson announces Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian response Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in ...
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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.»
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.»
Thursday 12 May

Ghana’s first mobile-based nano lending scheme launched

GHANA
Airtel is partnering with Fidelity Bank and Tiaxa will provide instant access to Nano loans up to GHC 200 to Airtel customers who qualify for the service through the Airtel Money platform.»
Wednesday 11 May

Airtel, Flickswitch launches first business SIM management service in Kenya

KENYA
Airtel has partnered with Flickswitch International, a leading provider of self-service solutions for enterprises to launch an enterprise SIM management service in Kenya. »
Tuesday 10 May

Airtel, Facebook to launch Free Basic Services in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Bharti Airtel Africa has announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook.»
Thursday 5 May

Safaricom pays out Kshs.152m in Skiza Tunes royalties

KENYA
Safaricom Limited has released Kshs.152 million to Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) and Premium Rate Service Providers (PRSPs), for payment to artistes whose music is sold through the company’s music platform – Skiza Tunes.»
Thursday 5 May

Opera Mini introduces native ad blocker for Android users

GHANA
Opera Mini has announced the launch of its built-in ad blocking system operating on its browser for Android. »
Wednesday 4 May

SimbaPay announces single money transfer of up to $45,000 to Africa

KENYA
SimbaPay says it is revolutionizing the remittance space through its official announcement of raising the single transaction limit to a whopping $45,000. This is substantially higher than the previous transaction limit of $3,000.  »
Wednesday 4 May

VAS industry threatens traditional media

NIGERIA
Mahindra Comviva says the rise of value-added services (VAS) industry could significantly displace traditional media in future. »
Tuesday 3 May

Keeping up with the mobile banking evolution

Africa especially has witnessed the trend of mobile banking, due to the well-known fact that today more people on the continent have access to a mobile phone than electricity.»
Thursday 28 Apr

ALTON, WASPAN kick against NCC’s VAS regulatory framework

NIGERIA
The Association of Licenced Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and Wireless Application Service Providers of Nigeria (WASPAN) have opposed the NCC's regulatory framework for the Value Added Services subsector.»
Tuesday 26 Apr

MTN Ghana soon to pay interest on Mobile Money Wallet savings

GHANA
The over six million registered customers of MTN Mobile Money will soon stand a chance of earning some interest on money kept in their wallets. »
Friday 22 Apr

Tigo Pesa customers pocket $2.3m/- in quarterly profit share

TANZANIA
Tigo Pesa users in Tanzania have been paid a total of $2.3m/- as profit share paid every quarter by Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle telco.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

Jongla launches ‘lightest’ instant messaging service in Africa

NIGERIA
Jongla has announced that it is launching its fast, open and light instant messaging app in Africa at the Mobile West Africa conference taking place in Lagos.»
Monday 18 Apr

Surfline introduces mobile top-up code

GHANA
Surfline Communications has introduced another convenient way for customers to top up their Surfline account and activate their 4G LTE internet bundles. »

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