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African winners in mobile remittance awards
African winners in mobile remittance awards

Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe win The RemTECH Award in the ‘Visionary Game Changer' category...

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Y’ello Box
Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone...

28 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum
Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

2017 Mobile 360 - Africa open for registration
2017 Mobile 360 - Africa open for registration

The 2017 Mobile 360 - Africa conference, which will take place from 11-13 July 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is now open for registration...

2 Jun 2017

Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor
Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor

UN study: Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty...

2 Jun 2017

Fortumo expands into Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania
Fortumo expands into Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania

The mobile payments company Fortumo announced that it has expanding its carrier billing services to three new African markets...

22 May 2017

BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa
BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa

BBM has identified Africa as a priority focus for the rollout of a variety of its services, including mobile streaming television...

8 May 2017

International mobile money transfers for Tanzania
International mobile money transfers for Tanzania

TerraPay continues global expansion by launching mobile wallet based cross-border money transfer services in Tanzania...

3 May 2017

Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe (L) presents a birth certificate to a parent during the launch of mobile birth registration campaign in Geita and Shinyanga Regions. Tigo Tanzania donated 1,200 mobile phones to support the exercise. Credit: Tigo.
Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives to benefit over 650,000 children in Geita and Shinyanga regions...

28 Mar 2017

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds
Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

Kenya has began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects...

27 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Mathieu Coquillon and Raphael Grojnowski Mama Money co-founders.
Aggressive African expansion for fintech startup Mama Money

The South African fintech startup, Mama Money, has announced the expansion of its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania…

10 Mar 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda
New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

Telecoms merger could see major shakeup in Ghana
Telecoms merger could see major shakeup in Ghana

Ghana's telecommunications sector could be in for a major shakeup…

27 Jan 2017

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Rwandans can now buy fuel using MTN Mobile Money

Engen customers in Rwanda can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money in a new partnership deal announced last week...

19 Dec 2016

Kirusa's InstaVoice service breezes past 100 million monthly active users
Kirusa's InstaVoice service breezes past 100 million monthly active users

InstaVoice, based on Kirusa's patented technology, helps mobile users to be connected with each other using missed calls, voicemail, and Voice SMS...

22 Nov 2016

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#AfricaCom Kirusa's InstaVoice service surpasses 100 million monthly active users

Kirusa yesterday announced at AfricaCom, that its InstaVoice service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 million monthly active users.

16 Nov 2016

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Low cost digital payment solution for 33 African markets

Visa partners with Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments to millions of merchants across Africa...

7 Nov 2016

Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids
Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids

Tanzanian edutainment startup Ubongo has launched its Math Rats app, which aims to teach children mathematics skills...

By Tom Jackson 1 Nov 2016

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

MTN denies illegal transfer of USD14bn from Nigeria
MTN denies illegal transfer of USD14bn from Nigeria

South Africa's MTN has denied it illegally transferred $13.9 billion from Nigeria, as it submitted to Senate hearings in this regard...

24 Oct 2016

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The importance of mobile threat defence

A rise in mobile malware demonstrates how vulnerable business is as the lines blur between personal and professional use...

By Rick Rogers 11 Oct 2016

The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology
The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people - technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past...

By Magnus Nmonwu 30 Aug 2016

WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed.
WorldRemit calls for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue...

10 Aug 2016

Tigo Tanzania General Manager, Diego Gutierrez (left), at the Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile 360-Africa Conference, Tanzania; with discussion moderator, Bradley Shaw, founder, Continuum Consulting. Credit: Tigo.
Tigo outlines strategic priorities and social investment

Tigo Tanzania showcases transformative financial inclusion, innovative services at the M360 Africa GSMA Conference...

10 Aug 2016

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Vodacom to expand video service in Africa

Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Video Play, to the African continent...

2 Aug 2016

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Reducing the mobile gender gap in Africa by 2020

Orange Mali, Smart Burundi, Smart Tanzania, Smart Uganda, Tigo Chad, Tigo Ghana, Tigo Senegal, Tigo Tanzania and Zantel, have all signed up to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative...

28 Jul 2016

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Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

Tuluntulu says watching video on smartphones in Africa is becoming more affordable and African video content is set to increase...

27 Jul 2016

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