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Episode 185: Online retail with the CTO of Emerce Commerce.

Date: 18 Aug 2016
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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

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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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Unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpass half a billion

Mobile ecosystem adds more than $150 billion in economic value to African economy...

26 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail
From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

Orange buys Airtel in Burkina Faso
Orange buys Airtel in Burkina Faso

Orange has bought Airtel, the 2nd largest mobile operator in Burkina Faso, with close to 4.6 million customers...

23 Jun 2016

Orange France enables money transfers in Africa
Orange France enables money transfers in Africa

Orange launches Orange Money in France to allow money transfers to three countries in Africa and within mainland France...

16 Jun 2016

Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa
Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa

Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa, says Uber...

By Ebi Atawodi 14 Jun 2016

Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware
Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware

Africa's mobile-first status may make us more vulnerable, as the threat of mobile malware rises globally...

8 Jun 2016

First Pan-African OOH measurement product
First Pan-African OOH measurement product

GeoPoll, Kantar Media, and Cuende announce first Pan-African Out of Home measurement product...

2 Jun 2016

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Rise of African fintech changes how Africans transact

Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money...

By Dominique Collett 1 Jun 2016

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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

31 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

Orange and Ecobank launch a bank-to-wallet money transfer service
Orange and Ecobank launch a bank-to-wallet money transfer service

This partnership, which is already operational in Mali since January 2015 and in Cameroun since August 2015, facilitates money transfers for both Ecobank and Orange customers...

23 Mar 2016

MTN Cote d'Ivoire secures local mobile services
MTN Cote d'Ivoire secures local mobile services

MTN Cote d'Ivoire has announced partial payment of the country's new telecommunications operators unified license cost to the Government of Cote d'Ivoire...

28 Dec 2015

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge
Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

18 Dec 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

ekiosk mobile first Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator app
ekiosk mobile first Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator app

Brand Communications was appointed by I.LOG.S to create 'ekiosk mobile', a new Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator mobile application offering a broad range of Ivorian newspapers and magazines...

2 Dec 2014

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast
Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast

Orange's network of startup accelerators has expanded to Ivory Coast with the launch of 'Orange Fab Ivory Coast'. Through the programme, Orange supports new digital players and helps them grow...

18 Sep 2014

Mobile telephone recycling facility launched in Côte d'Ivoire
Mobile telephone recycling facility launched in Côte d'Ivoire

Orange and Emmaüs International has launched its 5th African mobile telephone recycling facility in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. To mark the event, a first container loaded with 10 tonnes of mobile...

25 Jul 2014

MTN, Airtel form cross-border remittance partnership
MTN, Airtel form cross-border remittance partnership

MTN Group and Bharti Airtel has partnered to launch an international money transfer service that seeks to remove the hassles of transferring money between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso for the operators' Mobile Money customers.

8 Apr 2014

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014

Qash Mobile Banking now in Cote d'Ivoire
Qash Mobile Banking now in Cote d'Ivoire

According to a report on Mobile Money Africa, Qash Services, one of four independent companies with a mobile money agreement from the Central Bank of the West Africa Monetary Union (BCEAO), has launched its mobile phone-based financial services in Cote d'Ivoire.

6 Jan 2014

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

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