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President Jonathan commends operators on National Mobile Health Insurance collaboration

President Jonathan commends operators on National Mobile Health Insurance collaboration

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has commended telecoms operators for their collaborative efforts in putting Nigerians on the National Mobile Health Insurance programme platform. Read More

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Strathmore, Castalia look to implementation of mobile learningStrathmore, Castalia look to implementation of mobile learning Strathmore University in Nairobi and Castalia Co of Japan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ...
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Virtual clinic to help monitor medicine intake in TanzaniaVirtual clinic to help monitor medicine intake in Tanzania The Vodacom Foundation has donated mobile phones to the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tanzania to support ...
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Airtel mobile money service now crosses into DRC, Zambia, RwandaAirtel mobile money service now crosses into DRC, Zambia, Rwanda Bharti Airtel has launched a cross-border money-transfer service for Airtel Money customers between the Democratic Republic ...
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Friday 13 Mar

Orange, Airtel enable money transfers between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso

IVORY COAST
Customers of Orange Money in Côte d’Ivoire can use their mobile phones to send money to customers of Airtel Money in Burkina Faso, and vice versa. »
Thursday 12 Mar

KCB, Safaricom launch comprehensive new mobile banking product

KENYA
KCB Group and Safaricom have launched a new mobile banking product with what they describe as the most comprehensive features yet in the market.»
Monday 9 Mar

M-PESA: Vodacom Tanzania, Safaricom Kenya connect on transfers

TANZANIA
Over 7 million M-Pesa customers in Tanzania and over 18 million Safaricom customers in Kenya can now send and receive money from each other. »
Thursday 5 Mar

Safaricom launches M-PESA Surepay

KENYA
Safaricom has announced a new service that will allow organisations to track funds sent to beneficiaries via its mobile money solution M-PESA.»
Wednesday 4 Mar

EcoSure hits 1 million users

ZIMBABWE
In just two months, Econet’s insurance service, EcoSure, has registered over one million new customers.»
Tuesday 3 Mar

Airtel, Visa extend mobile payments to seven countries in Africa

RWANDA
Visa and Bharti Airtel have announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa.»
Monday 2 Mar

MTN Côte d'Ivoire, SUMMVIEW to broadcast live TV, VOD on mobile

IVORY COAST
MTN Côte d'Ivoire has announced a strategic partnership with SUMMVIEW to launch live TV and video on demand to mobile subscribers. »
Friday 27 Feb

Terragon Group to unveil African-focused Mobile Advertising Technology at MWC

NIGERIA
Nigeria-based Terragon Group is set to unveil its dynamic data monetisation and advertising platform, described as a first for mobile in developing markets, at MWC.»
Thursday 26 Feb

MTN demonstrates the benefits of its video on demand offering

MTN showcased the benefits of FrontRow when it streamed high bandwidth video content onto multiple mobile devices using its video on demand (VOD) offering.»
Wednesday 25 Feb

Vodacom, Tigo agree on mobile money interoperability

TANZANIA
Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other’s wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

Airtel Ghana launches DOTGO SMS Web browsing service

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has deployed DOTGO’s SMS-based Internet service, which enables any mobile phone to be Internet-accessible without data or Wi-Fi. »
Saturday 21 Feb

Glo’s smart plan gives enhanced voice, value to customers

NIGERIA
Globacom subscribers on the postpaid platform will enjoy up to 5,000 free Short Messaging Service (SMS), up to 50GB data and up to 50 hours of free voice calls in a new and unprecedented Smart Postpaid Plan launched by the company in Lagos.»
Thursday 19 Feb

African Android growth makes strong headway for mobile internet access

Africa is poised to become a hotbed for mobile growth and commerce in the coming years, according to Opera Mediaworks’ State of Mobile Advertising report released today.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

MoneyGram reaches 25,000 locations across Africa

KENYA
MoneyGram has announced an agreement with Safaricom that enables consumers in over 90 countries outside Kenya to send funds directly to nearly 20 million customers of M-PESA.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Gabon Telecom to launch TV on demand

GABON
Gabon Telecom will in near future launch a series of innovative products in the telecommunication market, and one of these includes TV on demand.»
Saturday 14 Feb

TrustPay defines new space in cashless payment, commerce

TrustPay has officially launched a new range of innovative m/e Commerce merchant solutions it says are set to accelerate economic growth in developing markets.»

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2bn priced out of internet access2bn priced out of internet access

A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.

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Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India.