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iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

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.  Read More

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Telecel launches mobile insurance Telecel launches mobile insurance Telecoms operator Telecel Zimbabwe is partnering with local insurance company, Zimnat Lion, to roll out a ...
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Mobile context aware technology to revolutionise app economyMobile context aware technology to revolutionise app economy A new report from Juniper Research predicts that increasing contextual awareness in apps, as seen in ...
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Ayo Stuffman, Maurice Newa, Seyi Ibidapo and David Hutchful Airtel, Grameen Foundation, VAS2nets launch mobile health services Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Grameen Foundation and VAS2nets Technologies Ltd to unveil two innovative mobile ...
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Thursday 25 Sep

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Thursday 25 Sep

Ghanaian launches Africa’s first mobile/web application for freebies

GHANA
A Ghanaian enterprise has launched Zalaa.mobi, described as the first free giveaway website in the Sub-Saharan Region.  »
Wednesday 24 Sep

TXT Ghana supports the fight against Ebola

GHANA
TXT Ghana and the Wireless Application Service Providers of Ghana (WASPAG) have donated to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, in support of efforts to provide adequate and rapid testing and diagnosis of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).»
Tuesday 23 Sep

CAK approves thin SIM technology

KENYA
Communications Authority of Kenya has licensed three Application Service Providers to offer Mobile Virtual Networks Operators services.»
Saturday 20 Sep

TNM pays K19.9m with mobile insurance

MALAWI
Malawian mobile network service provider TNM has announced that it has paid a total of K19.9 million worth of claims to beneficiaries of TNM Moyo Cover, the operator’s on-mobile life insurance policy.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

DRC mobile banking faces challenges in remote areas

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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.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

Orange, Bank of Africa to offer new mobile financial services in Africa

In the coming months, Bank of Africa and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa simply with their mobile.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

Over 20m airtime advances through Pasavute

MALAWI
Net1 Mobile Solutions in partnership with Supa Pesa, has serviced more than 20 million airtime advance requests for the advance airtime service Pasavute from Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM). »
Sunday 14 Sep

Smart wearables market to generate $53bn hardware revenues by 2019

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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
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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).»

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

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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iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTsiProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

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. 

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