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BIC, Orange Money agree on payment service

BIC, Orange Money agree on payment service

Botswana Insurance Company (BIC) and Orange Botswana have entered into a partnership which will now enable BIC customers to make their premium payments through the Orange Money mobile money service. Read More

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Airtel deepens data market competition with new offersAirtel deepens data market competition with new offers In line with efforts to strengthen its relationship with customers, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria ...
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TNM claims ‎Macra milking phone operatorsTNM claims ‎Macra milking phone operators Government and its agents are milking telecommunication operators through fees and levies, and one of the ...
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Mali’s 3rd mobile operator to start operations soonMali’s 3rd mobile operator to start operations soon Alpha Telecom, the third mobile operator of Mali, is set to start operating in the near ...
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Friday 27 Mar

Phase3 Telecoms extends aerial cable to Republic of Niger

NIGERIA
Sub-regional telecoms infrastructure company, Phase3 Telecoms said it has started the deployment of aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in Niger Republic. »
Thursday 26 Mar

President Jonathan commends operators on National Mobile Health Insurance collaboration

NIGERIA
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has commended telecoms operators for their collaborative efforts in putting Nigerians on the National Mobile Health Insurance programme platform.»
Thursday 26 Mar

Strathmore, Castalia look to implementation of mobile learning

KENYA
Strathmore University in Nairobi and Castalia Co of Japan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a feasibility study of “goocus pro” and “goocus 3”, mobile learning platforms developed by Castalia, starting from April of 2015.»
Thursday 26 Mar

5 usability requirements for mobile apps

Developing mobile enterprise apps requires a new mind-set as they are very different from enterprise apps made for desktops, delegates said at a Magic Software round table.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

Vodafone Ghana Fixed Broadband customers get bundle extension

GHANA
Vodafone Ghana says it will soon be offering a one-week validity extension to all fixed broadband users in the country. »
Sunday 22 Mar

Orange rolls out 3G in Mandera County

KENYA
Orange has rolled out its GSM network in Mandera County as part of the company’s ongoing plan to connect all counties across the country to Orange’s high-speed network.»
Friday 20 Mar

MTN Ghana invests 460 Million Ghana Cedi into operations

GHANA
MTN has told editors at an annual meeting in Accra that it is committing a total of GH.C 46O Million to improving its network this year.»
Thursday 19 Mar

Free Wifi at Dakar’s Independence Square

SENEGAL
Internet users visiting the city centre of the Senegalese capital city will now be able to browse the internet for free at the Independence Square (Place de l’Indépendance), as part of the Dakar Digital City project.»
Thursday 19 Mar

BotswanaPost launches Money Order Corridor to South Africa

BOTSWANA
Another trans-border money transfer deal has been revealed by BotswanaPost. This time, Botswana has targeted South Africa after completing a successful deal with ZimPost of Zimbabwe.»
Thursday 19 Mar

Airtel deepens competition with SmartConnect

NIGERIA
The scramble for subscriber acquisition in the telecoms industry has taken a new turn as Airtel has unveiled a new marketing strategy to grow its subscriber numbers in a bid to unseat Globacom as second largest operator in the country.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Complustech develops app for church management

NIGERIA
Complustech Nigeria has unveiled an application, Church+ v2, for churches, fellowships and ministries to overcome administrative and management dilemmas.»
Monday 16 Mar

Airtel mobile money service now crosses into DRC, Zambia, Rwanda

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Bharti Airtel has launched a cross-border money-transfer service for Airtel Money customers between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Rwanda. »
Saturday 14 Mar

Mobile phone licence battles rage in Malawi

MALAWI
The Government of Malawi this week engaged in yet more battles with new telecoms companies that failed to roll out as prescribed in their licences.»
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.»
Wednesday 11 Mar

Tigo aims to rock Ghana with Big 6

GHANA
After a successful nationwide “Drop the Yam” campaign that witnessed many feature phone users in the country switching to an affordable new Samsung Tigo smart phone, Tigo has unveiled another innovative product dubbed the Tigo Big 6.»

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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. 

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Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises ...