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Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa....

3 days ago

Mobile money transfers to Uganda launched
Mobile money transfers to Uganda launched

Migrants can now send money to prominent mobile wallets in Uganda after TerraPay receives approval to launch international mobile money transfers to Uganda...

14 Aug 2017

Qwicart changing the way Ugandans shop for groceries
Qwicart changing the way Ugandans shop for groceries

Ugandan startup Qwicart is bidding to change the way people shop for groceries with a mobile app that allows people to shop from a variety of supermarkets using their phones...

By Tom Jackson 9 Aug 2017

Tigo’s chief technical and information officer, Jerome Albou addresses senior editors from Tanzanian media during the workshop on Tigo’s network modernisation initiative. The workshop was conducted at Tigo Headquarters in Dar es Salaam. Credit: Tigo
Tigo announces upgrade and expansion of services

Tigo Tanzania has announced a massive drive to further modernise its network infrastructure...

31 Jul 2017

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...

25 Jul 2017

Mobile money boosts local economies
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
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

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

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

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

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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

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

New insurance app brings sponsored cover to Uganda
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

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

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

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Smart and Kirusa partner to launch InstaVoice in Uganda

Smart Uganda and Kirusa announced the launch of InstaVoice Missed Call, Voicemail, and Voice SMS service in Uganda...

8 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

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Peacebuilding and literacy through tech innovation

A tech innovation bootcamp is being held in South Sudan aimed at building two mobile apps to educate South Sudanese youth on the process of peace...

25 Oct 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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