MTN Uganda, Centenary Bank and Ministry of Health partner on medical camps offering services such as cancer screening, child immunisation and nutrition...
29 Apr 2016
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 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 presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...
18 Dec 2015
The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...
17 Apr 2015
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
We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...
Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014
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
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 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 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
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.
Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014
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
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.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
Côte D'Ivoire may be one of the few places where birther conspiracies run hotter than in America. For decades, opponents of the president, Alassane Ouattara, have accused him of hailing from neighboring Burkina Faso. They successfully exploited the controversy to keep him off the ballot in the 1995 and 2000 presidential elections. When he triumphed in the 2010 election, supporters of the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, blamed their man's defeat on hordes of "non-Ivorian" Ouattara voters.
24 May 2013
With the creation of a new Orange Campus site in Senegal, the France Telecom-Orange Group, which is present across 20 African countries, reaffirms its commitment to strengthening its worldwide managerial community and to supporting managers in their daily responsibilities.
20 May 2013
MTN is going live with its bouquet of distinct cloud services this April, following a trial period in six of its major markets across Africa.
9 Apr 2013
Pierre Odendaal, chief creative officer at McCann Johannesburg, South Africa, has been selected to adjudicate the African Cristal Festival. The event takes place from 11-14 April 2013 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and is the first ever Pan-African summit for communication and media.
4 Apr 2013
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013
20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).
29 Nov 2012
MTN reportedly delivered a satisfactory set of results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182,7 million. The company's performance was underpinned by solid operational management and the rollout of appealing value propositions despite aggressive pricing competition, regulations and economic challenges across the different markets in which the group operates.
30 Oct 2012
MTN Group Limited and IHS Holding Limited have announced that they have entered into definitive agreements pursuant to which IHS will acquire up to 931 mobile network towers from MTN Cote d'Ivoire for US$141 million and up to 827 towers from MTN Cameroon for US$143 million.
15 Oct 2012
MTN subscribers in Cote d'Ivoire and Benin will soon take off at full throttle as 3G licences were awarded to MTN in both countries recently.
26 Mar 2012
A special version of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, launched by MTN and Opera Software last year to MTN's subscribers, has been met with great enthusiasm by MTN customers across the 15 markets where it's available. In just twelve months, MTN subscribers have increased their use of Opera Mini by 1665%.
27 Feb 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple has announced that the latest version of its hot-selling iPhones will be released in China and 21 other countries on 13 January. It is already available in South Africa.
6 Jan 2012
Neo@Ogilvy's global CEO, New-York based Nasreen Madhany, has been visiting South Africa for a corporate summit, where she talked up the role emerging markets will play in the future profitability of her company.
Herman Manson: @marklives 5 Jul 2011
JOHANNESBURG: InMobi, the independent mobile ad network, has released its April 2011 Mobile Insights Report for Africa providing insights on mobile advertising trends on the continent. Data from the report shows that InMobi now serves 4.2 billion impressions a month in Africa, up 21% from 3.5 billion in January 2011.
6 Jun 2011
A billion Africans and 50 million bank accounts. In South Africa, credit cards are used by only 16.5% of the population (2008). No African country comes close to 1% of total retail spend spent online - the magic figure which constitutes the tipping point for digital retail growth. No wonder, then, that the ecommerce market in Africa hasn't bloomed.
Herman Manson: @marklives 12 May 2011