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Airtel, Tigo launch cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania

Airtel, Tigo launch cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania

Bharti Airtel has announced the introduction of a service that will allow customers send and receive between Airtel’s mobile money service and that of Tigo in Tanzania. Read More

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MTN Cameroon launches youth development programme MTN Cameroon launches youth development programme MTN Cameroon has announced the launch of the YEP programme to develop Cameroonian youths.  
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Tigo introduces unified short code for products and servicesTigo introduces unified short code for products and services Tigo Ghana has announced the installation of a world-class IVR (Interactive Voice Response) that will give ...
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Airtel, VeriFone Mobile Money speed up merchant enablement Airtel, VeriFone Mobile Money speed up merchant enablement Bharti Airtel and VeriFone Mobile Money have reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money’s ...
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Wednesday 20 Aug

Umati Capital secures $10m finance line from ApexPeak

KENYA
Kenyan financial tech startup Umati Capital has agreed a deal with ApexPeak securing its first line of wholesale capital. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

Kirusa acquires Ghana’s Saya Mobile

GHANA
Voice messaging and social media apps firm Kirusa has acquired Ghana-based Saya Mobile, which provides instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

TNM to conduct biggest promotion pay-out

MALAWI
TNM will on August 26 splash out over K100 million in its Ufulu@50 Promotion, the biggest payout in a single day in the history of promotions in Malawi.»
Wednesday 20 Aug

MACRA calls for SADC frequency harmonisation

MALAWI
MACRA has called on SADC member states to harmonise their activities in the region so that they continue serving their respective countries in an orderly manner.»
Tuesday 19 Aug

Safaricom cuts fees on low and medium value M-PESA transfers

KENYA
Safaricom has announced a targeted reduction of transaction fees levied by the operator on its most popular person to person M-PESA transaction bands.  »
Tuesday 19 Aug

Tigo CEO encourages more girls to study ICT

GHANA
The Chief Executive Officer of telecommunication company Tigo Ghana limited, Roshi Motman, is encouraging more girls to study ICT.»
Monday 18 Aug

Stakeholders meet over Ghana mobile money

GHANA
Stakeholders from Ghana’s financial and telecoms industry have held talks at an MTN Stakeholders Forum in Accra to discuss the way forward in the quest to make Ghana a cashless society.»
Monday 18 Aug

We don’t patronise fake OEMs, says Glo

NIGERIA
Globacom has said it does not patronise substandard original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and telecoms equipment vendors. »
Sunday 17 Aug

Africell DRC waits ‘in vain’ for interconnection

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Africell, which began operations in the DRC in June 2012, has yet to enjoy interconnection.»
Friday 15 Aug

Village saving associations get mobile money product

UGANDA
Airtel Uganda, Grameen Foundation and Plan Uganda have introduced a new Group Savings product for Village Savings and Loan Associations.»
Thursday 14 Aug

Telecom Namibia: WACS repairs to start this weekend

NAMIBIA
Repair work on the West Africa Cable System (WACS) off Namibia’s coast is scheduled to start over the weekend, says Telecom Namibia. »
Thursday 14 Aug

Onfon, Safaricom launch Name Tunes

KENYA
Onfon Media, a leading Value Added Telecoms service provider, has partnered with leading integrated telecommunications service provider Safaricom to launch a new service called Name Tunes on the Skiza Platform. »
Thursday 14 Aug

GCB Bank Ghana to go live with mobile commerce platform

GHANA
goSwiff has connected its 50th bank client, GCB Bank Ltd. in Ghana, to leverage mobile point of sale (mPOS) on goSwiff mobile commerce platform. »
Wednesday 13 Aug

MTN Uganda marks 10m subscriber mark

UGANDA
Having hit the 10 million subscriber base, MTN Uganda has announced that it is giving out 10 million minutes of free airtime and 100 million MB of data to its customers.»
Tuesday 12 Aug

MTN Ghana resolved to encourage effective cashless society

GHANA
MTN has reiterated its resolve to encourage and ensure an effective cashless society through the introduction and promotion of its mobile money service.»
Tuesday 12 Aug

Airtel Malawi launches thematic campaign

MALAWI
Airtel Malawi has launched a new thematic campaign dubbed 'Muli Bwanji?' a local language greeting meaning 'How are you?' aimed at depicting the warmth and love that is synonymous with Malawians.»

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