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African winners in mobile remittance awards

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

10 hours ago

Mobile money boosts local economies

Mobile cash reduces hunger, boosts local economies in Kenya - the money is primarily transferred using the M-Pesa mobile phone-based money transfer service...

10 Jul 2017

Major features upgrade expected for M-Pesa

Kenyan mobile operator, Safaricom is expected to undergo the third upgrade in 10 years of M-Pesa...

3 Jul 2017

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

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

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

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor

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

2 Jun 2017

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

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

3 May 2017

Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country...

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

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 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

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

20 Mar 2017

New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda

Uganda, a country with a high smartphone penetration, is the first-to-market for SureBüddy, a sponsored insurance app…

17 Mar 2017

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