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Nigerians, Poles most generous at Christmas

Nigerians, Poles most generous at Christmas

Research from Azimo, the social online money transfer service, has revealed that Poland and Nigeria top the list of the most generous expats in terms of sending money home at Christmas, while African countries fill three of the top five places. Read More

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Orange Botswana joins fight against EbolaOrange Botswana joins fight against Ebola Orange Botswana is inviting the people of Botswana to help fight against Ebola epidemic in every ...
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BTCL exhibits at Global ExpoBTCL exhibits at Global Expo The Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited took time out from its IPO woes to exhibit at the ...
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Airtel Money leads on seamless e-services transactionsAirtel Money leads on seamless e-services transactions Airtel Ghana says it reinforced its position as having the most reliable platform for mobile money ...
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Friday 19 Dec

Rewards for Lipa Na M-Pesa fuel payments

KENYA
Safaricom has announced an instant rewards system to incentivise customers who pay for fuel using Lipa Na M-PESA.  »
Friday 19 Dec

Samsung: Nigeria a strategic market

NIGERIA
Samsung Electronics West Africa says the Nigerian market is strategic to its business in sub-Saharan Africa. »
Thursday 18 Dec

Dubai Bank launches M-SASA banking platform in Kenya

KENYA
Kenya’s Dubai Bank and Rapid Communications, a telecommunications solution provider, have partnered to launch mobile banking system M-SASA. »
Thursday 18 Dec

‎TNM introduces new mobile internet services

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), one if the country's two mobile phones services provider, on Wednesday stepped up another gear in its mobile internet services with the launch of what the company is calling 'Revolutionary Smart Data Package'.»
Thursday 18 Dec

Burkina Faso makes available 20m new mobile numbers

BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso has made available about 20 million new mobile numbers to help operators allocate them to their potential new users.»
Thursday 18 Dec

NCC, NESREA close ranks on setbacks for BTS

NIGERIA
The NCC and the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enfor‎cement Agency have harmonised their position on the appropriate setback distance for new telecoms BTS. »
Tuesday 16 Dec

MTN Ghana wins ICT company of the year award

GHANA
MTN Ghana, the leading telecommunications company in Ghana, has been adjudged the best Information Communication Technology Company of the Year at the 3rd edition of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Awards. »
Monday 15 Dec

Airtel to divest Zambia, Rwanda tower assets to IHS

RWANDA
Bharti Airtel Limited today announced agreements under which IHS will acquire over 1,100 telecoms towers across Zambia and Rwanda.»
Monday 15 Dec

Angola creates awareness about E-Kwanza BAI

ANGOLA
A major marketing campaign is currently underway in Angola to create awareness about a mobile money service called E-Kwanza BAI, which was launched this month by the Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI, Angolan Bank of Investments).  »
Sunday 14 Dec

255 new mobile stations for Senegal pilgrimage

SENEGAL
A total of 255 new mobile stations or BTS antennas have been made available in Senegal by SONATEL to cater for millions of Mouride believers who have gathered to the ‘holy city’ of Touba for their annual religious pilgrimage called ‘Magal de Touba’.»
Sunday 14 Dec

Togo’s 3rd mobile operator to be disclosed in 2015

TOGO
The identity of Togo’s third mobile operator will only be made public in 2015, the government said.»
Friday 12 Dec

Tigo to improve network in Western region

GHANA
In a bid to become the digital service provider of choice in Ghana, Tigo has commenced an overhead fibre project in the Western Region to provide a lasting solution to frequent network interruptions in the region.»
Friday 12 Dec

Glo gives subscribers free incoming calls, lower roaming rates

NIGERIA
Subscribers of national telecommunications operator Globacom will enjoy lower roaming rates and free incoming calls from anywhere in the world while outside the country, courtesy of a new promo called Glo Unlimited Roaming. »
Wednesday 10 Dec

Airtel customers to pay for Nairobi parking with Airtel Money

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has partnered with Jambo Pay and Nairobi City County to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the Airtel Money platform.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Microsoft Lumia says thank you to Ghanaian consumers with #MakeItHappen Promotion

GHANA
Microsoft Lumia Ghana has introduced what it calls the ‘Make it Happen’ promotions geared at giving an opportunity to prospective customers to win a dream holiday to Singapore.  »
Tuesday 9 Dec

4G tests must be free, warns Senegal regulator

SENEGAL
Senegal’s telecommunication regulator last week warned telecommunications companies not to charge users during their 4G tests.»

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