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Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

December 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Western Union cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has announced an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly into customers’ mobile wallets across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America....

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Ecobank selects MFS Africa as digital partner

Ecobank selects MFS Africa as digital partner

December 13, 2018 • Finance, West AfricaComments (0)

Ecobank, the Pan-African bank announced the appointment of MFS Africa as Digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The partnership allows Ecobank customers to send and receive money to and from over 170...

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mastercard and Africa’s payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO...

Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

Tech experts and policymakers discuss Nigeria’s digital future

December 10, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments (0)

Information Technology (IT) experts have called for a collaboration between policymakers in the government, private sector players, civil society and academic researchers to ensure that Nigeria explores the ongoing digital transformation across the globe,...

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

December 7, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital industrial company, GE launched an e-learning portal on Thursday, 06 December 2018 for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program with the objective of extending the training program’s reach to thousands of Nigerians across the...

Nigerian Communications Commission suspends 5G spectrum allocation

Nigerian Communications Commission suspends frequency spectrum allocation

December 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended the allocation of frequency spectrum likely to be approved by the International Telecommunications Union for 5G services. NCC had planned to offer frequencies in three different bands ahead of the 5G...

Facebook commits to growing Africa's technology start-up ecosystem

Facebook commits to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem

December 3, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Technology company, Facebook has announced its return as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018. The event will take place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical...

Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

November 28, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Pinnacle Communications to launch video-on-demand service

Pinnacle Communications, telecommunications solutions provider, is set to launch of the first ever push video-on-demand service in the country from its digital signal distribution platforms. Pinnacle Communications is the single largest investor in...

BankservAfrica reveals Black Friday card sales

Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

Visa, payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries. The...

Publiseer expands to South Africa

Publiseer expands to South Africa

November 26, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer expands to South Africa

  Publiseer has revealed on its Facebook page that it will be expanding to South Africa. Publiseer has also expanded into its neighbouring West African country Ghana, and East African country, Kenya. “When naming the platform, we brainstormed and...

Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

November 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

Smile Nigeria has introduced the All-in-One SIM offer, providing free voice and video calls and what it claims are the best rates to call any local operator, alongside an affordable data plan. To enjoy these benefits, new customers need to purchase the Smile...

Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

November 24, 2018 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

South Korea’s telecommunications company, KT, has signed an agreement on the use of Big Data in preventing infectious diseases with the Ghana Health Service. Attendees at the signing ceremony in Accra, Ghana, included Yoon Jong-Jin, KT’s senior...

Accenture Nigeria to unveil Innovation Index 2018

Accenture Nigeria to unveil Innovation Index 2018

November 24, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Accenture Nigeria to unveil Innovation Index 2018

Global tech, strategy, digital and consulting service firm, Accenture has unveiled the complete survey report of its Innovation Index 2018 which focuses on game-changing business, market and technology trends in Nigeria financial services industry. The event...

Nigeria selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics as tech partners for national financial inclusion program

Nigeria selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics as tech partners for national financial inclusion program

November 19, 2018 • Finance, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics as tech partners for national financial inclusion program

  Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics, in partnership with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), are now part of the Financial Inclusion Strategy in Nigeria. This program aims to enroll 70 million unbanked individuals into Nigeria’s formal...

ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

November 19, 2018 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

ESET has announced the launch of a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers. According to ESET, the new value offering will provide smartphone users with features for prevention and management of cyber risks associated to...

Jan Hnizdo, Teraco Managing Director

SACS Cable to expand connectivity in Africa via data centres

November 14, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SACS Cable to expand connectivity in Africa via data centres

Angola Cables is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe with an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa. Boosting the connection is data centre provider, Teraco. Teraco has said that clients...