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Telepin Customer Receives GSMA Mobile Money Certification

Telepin customer receives GSMA mobile money certification

April 22, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telepin, a  mobile transaction platforms, announced that their customer Tigo Tanzania received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification built on the Telepin mobile money platform. The GSMA Mobile Money Certification defines and promotes excellence in the provision of mobile money services. It is based on independent assessments of a provider’s ability to...

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The third edition of NexTV CEO Africa set to take place in Mauritius

The third edition of NexTV CEO Africa set to take place in Mauritius

April 20, 2018 • East Africa, EventsComments (0)

Dataxis brings to you the third edition of NexTV CEO Africa, Africa’s most influential annual event for the TV, media and entertainment industry, organised by DATAXIS. Launched in 2016, NexTV CEO Africa is annually held in Mauritius and sought by to FTAs,...

Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

Africa Data Centres opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa Data Centres, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has on Thursday, 19 April 2018 opened a new floor at East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The additional floor will provide 500 square metres of rack space for leading...

Industry leaders define how Fintech is accelerating positive transformation of banking in Africa

Industry leaders define how Fintech is accelerating positive transformation of banking in Africa

April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Events, FinanceComments (0)

The FinTech space in Africa is witnessing rapid growth as innovative new financial services players disrupt the traditional modalities of banking across the continent. Finnovation Africa: Kenya 2018, which will be held on the 31st of May 2018 at the Radisson...

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Kenyan mobile consumer feedback company secures $3.5m investment

April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

mSurvey, the mobile-first consumer feedback platform for businesses and consumers in Africa, announced a Series A round of USD$3.5m, led by Africa focused venture firm TLcom Capital with investment from Social Capital, Kapor Capital, Golden Palm, and Richard...

Blockchain-Based MicroFinancing for Food Kiosk Owners in Kenya

Blockchain-based microfinancing for food kiosk owners in Kenya

April 19, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

IBM Research and Twiga Foods, a business-to-business logistics platform for kiosks and food stalls in Africa, announced that they have extended access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system. Twiga...

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Africa Innovation Summit to address Africa’s challenges

April 18, 2018 • East Africa, Events, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit is soon approaching and is set to take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the patronage of President Paul Kagame, Chairman of the African Union and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde). The...

Kenya: PayPal, Safaricom partnership enables cross-border mobile payments

Kenya: PayPal, Safaricom partnership enables cross-border mobile payments

April 9, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: PayPal, Safaricom partnership enables cross-border mobile payments

PayPal and Safaricom have announced a collaboration that will allow Kenyans to move money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts. The new service aims to eliminate barriers that have hindered consumers and businesses in the country from taking full...

Ecobank opens applications for the 2018 Fintech Challenge competition

Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

March 28, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

With the rapid and sustained growth of the fintech sector in East Africa, in particular in Kenya, there has been a sharp rise in demand for skilled leaders to fill positions, and companies are looking globally – and to South Africa specifically –...

FinTech fast-tracking profitable transformation of financial services in Africa

FinTech fast-tracking profitable transformation of financial services in Africa

March 20, 2018 • East Africa, Events, FinanceComments Off on FinTech fast-tracking profitable transformation of financial services in Africa

The impact of Blockchain, Open Banking, Mobile Money and Payment innovations are radically transforming the financial services landscape as FinTech disruptors intensify the challenge to incumbent banks and kickstart new opportunities in Kenya. Africa’s...

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

Capitalising on new insurance opportunities in East Africa

March 16, 2018 • East Africa, General, OpinionComments Off on Capitalising on new insurance opportunities in East Africa

Consolidation is taking place in the East African insurance market due to rising capital requirements and mergers with international firms that want to gain a foothold in the region. Ashok Shah, Group CEO of APA Apollo examines the opportunities this brings....

Fibre-optic connectivity in Kenya accelerates move to the cloud

Fibre-optic connectivity in Kenya accelerates move to the cloud

March 13, 2018 • Careers, East AfricaComments Off on Fibre-optic connectivity in Kenya accelerates move to the cloud

Competition in Africa’s fibre broadband market is likely to accelerate during 2018, as major telecom players move to capture customers and entrench their position in the market, says Steve Briggs, Chief Commercial Officer at SEACOM. “In the markets where...

Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

March 12, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly...

Rwanda: Utilities Regulator approves Airtel's acquisition of Tigo

Tigo and Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

March 8, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo and Airtel Rwanda launch new insurance enabler

Tigo and Airtel Rwanda in partnership with Radiant Insurance Company, Inclusivity Solutions, and Access to Finance Rwanda have launched a new insurance enabler called Ingoboka Cash. With Airtel and Tigo Customers and total mobile wallets of 1.4 million,...

New partnership to help Tanzania shift to a cashless economy

New partnership to help Tanzania shift to a cashless economy

March 8, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on New partnership to help Tanzania shift to a cashless economy

Mastercard’s partnership with Selcom will enable the company to expand its mobile payments solution, Masterpass QR, in Tanzania. The partnership will provide Mastercard access to Selcom’s established network of merchants in Tanzania and the two will work...

AFT, SES Networks bring High-speed connectivity to Africa

Huawei Marine and PCCW Global partner to boost African internet connectivity

March 7, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Huawei Marine and PCCW Global partner to boost African internet connectivity

Huawei Marine has announced that it will partner with PCCW Global to construct the first submarine cable between Mauritius and Rodrigues Island. This will be Huawei’s 12th submarine cable system deployed in the African region to meet the increasing demand...