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Mobile money drives demand for financial services

Visa Inc and Fundamo, the Visa-owned mobile money platform, recently announced the results of a study that reveals consumers in six developing countries are already highly aware of mobile money services - the ability to make payments or send funds simply by accessing an account on their mobile phone. Nearly 90% of consumers surveyed by Visa expressed interest in making use of these services in the future.

29 Oct 2012 10:15

African peace journalists receive awards

Three journalists from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana were, on Wednesday, 17 October 2012, recognised for their high quality programs that contribute to peace in Africa. The competition was organised by Search for Common Ground's Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Project (RPBA).

By Caesar Abangirah 19 Oct 2012 10:56

MTN announces sale of mobile network towers

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 13:30

Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship announces winners

The African Leadership Network, the membership network of new generation leaders in Africa, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, on Friday, 12 October 2012, announced Dr. Richard John Pelwana Maponya as the winner of 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Lifetime Achievement Award.

15 Oct 2012 13:09

Pupils to benefit from computerisation project

Public basic and junior high schools in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana received 6 624 laptops for use in support of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) teaching and learning programmes.

By Masahudu Kunateh 15 Oct 2012 11:00

SABMiller taking Chibuku beer to rest of Africa

SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.

By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012 10:35

MTN Ghana connects subscribers to Deutsche Welle radio

Subscribers of MTN Ghana can now learn while on the go with international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle's 'Learning by Ear'. The innovative program is now on the MTN Radio (mRadio) platform and available for just 1 Pesewa per minute by dialing 1303.

By Masahudu Kunateh 10 Oct 2012 13:02

Airtel makes new appointments to improve Francophone regions

In efforts to bolster its francophone operations, Airtel Africa has appointed Louis Lubala and Antoine Pamboro as the new managing directors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Gabon respectively.

8 Oct 2012 11:24

Ghana's ICT policy under review

Senior officials of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are currently in Ghana to review the country's national ICT policy.

By Masahudu Kunteh 4 Oct 2012 14:34

Journalists urged to collaborate with health workers

The rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), David Newton has entreated health reporters to establish a cordial relationship with health workers, as a means of gathering accurate information for their reports.

By Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei 4 Oct 2012 14:01

Alcatel-Lucent extends e-government services to rural regions

Alcatel-Lucent and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the information and communications technology (ICT) policy arm of Ghana's Ministry of Communications, are expected to expand communication links between central and regional administration offices in support of 'e-Ghana', a national initiative to develop local IT services and improve the transparency and efficiency of government functions.

1 Oct 2012 10:31

What trends will take African tech to the next level?

Three years ago I decided to bring a major tech conference to Africa - Tech4Africa. The incredible personal journey that I have been on since the conference's inception has tested my resolve to the limits as there have been many obstacles to overcome and it would have been so easy to have compromised my ideals or given up altogether.

By Gareth Knight 25 Sep 2012 12:14

Internet-based education introduced to high schools in Ghana

In an effort to improve Ghana's technology education system, a pilot internet-based software has been introduced to 15 high schools across the country's four key regions.

By Masahudu Kunateh 25 Sep 2012 10:27

Launch Factory wins another award for branded content

Vodafone Ghana's Healthline branded content television show has won the 'TV program of the year 2011' award at the 23rd CIMG awards held at the Banquet Hall over the weekend.

Issued by Launch Factory 12 Sep 2012 10:13

Airtel drops roaming charges for African subscribers

Airtel Ghana has announced that subscribers on the network can use their mobile phones in all Airtel operational countries in Africa without paying roaming charges.

By Masahudu Kunateh 10 Sep 2012 11:05

Launch Factory produces the second season of Healthline for Vodafone Ghana

Healthline is a 13-part TV series produced by Launch Factory and developed by Vodafone in response to the Ghanaian people's need for credible and reliable health information.

Issued by Launch Factory 4 Sep 2012 10:37

African Leadership Network set for Ghana in October

The Annual Gathering of the African Leadership Network (ALN), a membership network of a new generation of leaders in Africa with a single mission is to drive Africa's prosperity, will take place in from 10-13 October 2012 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, in Accra, Ghana.

28 Aug 2012 11:23

iROKING hits 100 000 registered users

iROKING, the legal distributor of Nigerian music, has announced that it has reached 100 000 subscribers in just seven months, following its launch in January this year.

27 Aug 2012 12:02

Barclays, Absa to combine African operations

Barclays Bank and its subsidiary, Absa, say they are engaged in negotiations to combine the majority of the Barclays Africa operations.

21 Aug 2012 11:41

Rancard sets eyes on Africa

Rancard, Ghana's IT support services firm is set to take on the African telecom market within the next three years after making great strides in Ghana and Nigeria markets.

By Masahudu Kunateh 17 Aug 2012 13:35

Eaton Towers appoints executive team in Ghana

Eaton Towers‚ the African telecoms tower ownership and management company‚ has appointed Gareth Townley as MD and Adnan Quddus as chief financial officer of its Ghanaian operations.

16 Aug 2012 12:33

MTN continues share buyback operation

MTN has spent R2.1 billion buying back shares in the six months to the end of June. In the absence of acquisitions‚ it has opted to pay dividends and buy back shares.

By Thabiso Mochiko 10 Aug 2012 13:28

African Leadership Network announce judging panel for AAE

The African Leadership Network, Africa's premier network of new generation leaders, have announced the judging panel for the 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE).

10 Aug 2012 10:30

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012 10:52

Video streaming coming to Africa

LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.

By Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012 12:45

Deutsche Messe expands sales network into Africa

Deutsche Messe, a global active trade fair company, is expanding its international sales network and now has representation throughout the region of sub-Saharan Africa.

10 Jul 2012 14:08

Google unveils YouTube for Ghanaian businesses, others

YouTube, the place where anyone with a video camera and an internet connection can share their life, art and voice with the world, has announced the launch of a Ghanaian domain -

By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh 2 Jul 2012 09:45

Arsenal F.C partners with Airtel

Arsenal Football Club and mobile network operator Airtel have signed a three-year partnership agreement. The deal provides Airtel with the opportunity to utilise the football club's merchandising, hospitality and content rights in five countries: Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.

2 Jul 2012 08:49

Advertising in Africa

After more than two decades of operating through independent affiliates, advertising group TBWA is preparing to buy equity stakes in East and West Africa.

18 Jun 2012 10:02

Ghana bans 'invader' traders from streets

Ghana is banning foreigners from operating in its informal retail business sector, giving them until 21 June 2012 to close shop.

7 Jun 2012 14:11

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