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DRC mobile banking faces challenges in remote areas

DRC mobile banking faces challenges in remote areas

Isidore Monga is a civil servant whose salary, like millions others in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is now being paid via mobile banking. Read More

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Thursday 11 Sep

MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

UGANDA
Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. »
Thursday 11 Sep

University of Yaounde I adopts MTN Mobile Money

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Yaounde I for the use of the MTN Mobile Money solution by students for their financial transactions with the university. »
Thursday 11 Sep

Agents say Glo Xchange will empower Nigerians

NIGERIA
Agents of Nigeria’s super mobile money agent network, Glo Xchange have commended Globacom for the platform which is aimed at deepening financial inclusion and promoting Nigeria’s electronic payment system.»
Wednesday 10 Sep

Tigo Tanzania launches mobile money savings service

TANZANIA
Millicom-owned Tigo Tanzania has launched Tigo Wekeza - “Tigo Invests” - the world’s first mobile money service that allows customers to earn automatic returns on their balance.»
Wednesday 10 Sep

MasterCard, Apple to Integrate Apple Pay Cardholders for mobile payment

Apple has unveiled Apple Pay that will enable MasterCard cardholders to use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch for everyday purchases. »
Tuesday 9 Sep

MTN partners with Skrill to enable global digital payments for mobile money

IVORY COAST
MTN and Skrill have announced a partnership agreement focused on helping MTN subscribers to take part in the global digital revolution by being able to use funds in their mobile wallets to buy from global internet brands integrated into the Skrill network.»
Saturday 6 Sep

Non-passage of cyber security bills ‘cripples mobile money’

NIGERIA
The refusal of the National Assembly to pass into law the cyber security bills pending before it has been blamed for the low uptake of mobile money scheme introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).»
Friday 5 Sep

Tigo Cash users can now buy airtime for other networks

GHANA
Registered users of Tigo Ghana’s Mobile Financial Service, Tigo Cash, can now purchase airtime for other networks for their friends and family in real time. »
Thursday 4 Sep

Mobile banking gains ground in DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile banking is experiencing phenomenal growth in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Wednesday 3 Sep

eCoupon usage to nearly double by 2017

The number of eCoupons redeemed will nearly double over the next three years, rising from 16 billion this year to more than 31 billion in 2019, says new research. »
Tuesday 2 Sep

eTranzact invests $350k in Nigerian mobile money activation project

NIGERIA
eTranzact has made an investment of US$350,000 into a mobile money activation project in northern and southwestern Nigeria in collaboration with financial sector development organisation EFInA.»
Monday 1 Sep

Jobberman Ghana names brand ambassador

GHANA
Jobberman Ghana, a jobs advertisement website, has launched its services and outdoored its Brand Ambassador at a ceremony in Accra. »
Sunday 31 Aug

BotswanaPost and ZimPost in money transfer deal

BOTSWANA
BotswanaPost and its counterpart in Zimbabwe, ZimPost, have announced the introduction of the first inter-postal money transfer corridor. »
Friday 29 Aug

Safaricom-Equity battle for mobile banking hots up

KENYA
Equity bank's entry to the mobile banking and telephony industry is still hanging in the balance with London-based global association of mobile operators (GSMA) calling for independent audit. »
Tuesday 26 Aug

Airtel Uganda money transfer voted best digital financial service

UGANDA
Airtel Uganda was voted the Best Digital Financial Service of the year at the Digital Impact Awards Africa held at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. »
Monday 25 Aug

DRC civil servants hail mobile banking, ICTs

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Civil servants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have described mobile banking as the ‘biggest miracle’ of the 21st century.»

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Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

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