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New mobile microjobbing service offers businesses a unique crowdsourcing model

New mobile microjobbing service offers businesses a unique crowdsourcing model

A new mobile microjobbing service is set to give businesses, NGOs and government organisations a new way to crowdsource information and interact directly with the South African public.  Read More

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EcoCash launches MasterCard debit cardEcoCash launches MasterCard debit card Econet’s Mobile Money service has announced an agreement with MasterCard expected to help reduce cash ...
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Flytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCosFlytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCos Flytxt has rolled out NEON, its real-time decisioning platform, enabling OpCosto to realise economic value from ...
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Monday 28 Jul

Musical chairs in the BTCL boardroom

BOTSWANA
Change has come for the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited Board of Directors with the appointment of its new crop of board members, led by legal expert Daphne Matlakala. »
Monday 28 Jul

Kenya mobile subscribers top 31.8m

KENYA
The Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of this year.»
Monday 28 Jul

Airtel wins case to open up M-Pesa

KENYA
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open up its M-Pesa platform after Airtel Kenya filed a petition.»
Friday 25 Jul

Revolutionary second screen partnership enhances Dream School SA impact

SOUTH AFRICA
A popular South African TV series in which youths who have dropped out of school are coached by celebrities, has expanded its reach through a partnership with WeChat.»
Thursday 24 Jul

Samsung Partners in good health for Sub-Saharan Africa

Samsung Electronics is supporting the GSMA Mobile for Development mHealth programme on a range of mHealth services in Africa. »
Thursday 24 Jul

New partners join ITU’s Be He@lthy, Be Mobile initiative

The International Telecommunication Union has announced that global healthcare company GSK and Public Health England (PHE) will join Be He@lthy, Be Mobile, an initiative which it leads in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).»
Thursday 24 Jul

Orange, Emmaüs International launch phone recycling facility in Abidjan

IVORY COAST
Orange and Emmaüs International have launched a fifth mobile collection facility in Africa, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. »
Wednesday 23 Jul

SIA Group enters African card payments sector

Perago has signed an agreement with Swish Payments to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe.»
Wednesday 23 Jul

Mobile device greenhouse gas emissions surge

Smartphone charging will consume almost 14,000 Gigawatt-hours of dirty energy by 2019, says a new report.»
Tuesday 22 Jul

MTN partners Salt & Einstein MTS, NHIS on insurance

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria says it has partnered Salt & Einstein MTS and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NIHS) to help push health insurance to many people in the country leveraging on its wider reach.»
Monday 21 Jul

Free Twitter on Econet

ZIMBABWE
Econet Wireless is now offering free access to Twitter to all subscribers on Econet Broadband. »
Sunday 20 Jul

World Bank to help rehabilitate DRC telecoms

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Dilapidated, outdated and unreliable telecommunications infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be rehabilitated, rebuilt and modernised.»
Sunday 20 Jul

Airtel DRC, UN team up to launch social programmes

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Airtel DRC has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (PNUD) and a local bank, Rawbank, to launch a series of social programmes aiming at improving the lives of rural Congolese people.»
Saturday 19 Jul

30 phone brands registered with SON

NIGERIA
The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) at Computer Village, Lagos says it has registered 30 brands of mobile phones with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. »
Saturday 19 Jul

MTN Ghana supports Asafotufiami Festival

GHANA
MTN has donated five thousand Ghana Cedis and assorted items to the Chief and people of Ada as part to its contribution to the Asafotufiami Festival.»
Friday 18 Jul

4G LTE: more than 1 in 5 active mobile connections by 2019

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts a rapid uptake of 4G LTE mobile technology in the next five years, with active connections crossing the 1 billion mark in 2017 and reaching 1.8 billion by 2019.  »

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.