Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

September 19, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new World Bank Development Research Group Report released in August, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that digital payments and remittances are playing a key role in increasing financial inclusion throughout the developing world and in particular, emerging economies in Africa. The report says that the rapid development and...

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E-commerce booming in Nigeria

September 19, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Managing Director of online hotel booking platform Jovago, Marek Zmyslowsk,i has stated that e-commerce is the key driving innovation factor for mobile payments in Nigeria. In a statement made on a panel for Mobile Payment Solutions for the Nigerian Market at...

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Nigeria: Jumia unveils same day delivery service

September 18, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Jumia has introduced a same day delivery to its customers in Lagos, exactly two years after its major competitor, Konga, introduced a similar service in the country. According to Nicolas Martin, Jumia’s Managing Director, the online retailer’s goal is...

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Global healthcare search engine launches in SA

September 17, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0), a Tripadvisor style site for private healthcare, has launched a program of expansion in South Africa to meet the growing demand from consumers for information about clinics. According to the company, detailed listings for more than 500 clinics...


PayPal partners with PayGate in South Africa

September 15, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayPal and PayGate have inked a partnership, which according to both parties, will make online payments easier for merchants to accept payments in South Africa. PayGate’s GM of business development, Brendon Williamson, stated that: “PayGate customers can...

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Millicom & Kalixa ink online payments processing partnership

September 11, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millicom and Kalixa unveiled the establishment of a joint venture to develop a payments service provider to operate in Africa and Latin America, initially commencing in Colombia and Brazil later this year. The joint venture will offer payment acceptance...


How effective is corporate online advertising in Africa?

September 10, 2014 • Events, Online, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Marketing and communications executives are under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of corporate online initiatives. To ensure funding, marketing offices must measure the return on investment of their strategies and communicate their...


Facebook hits 100m users in Africa

September 8, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

As of the second quarter of 2014, Facebook now has 100 million people coming to the platform every month across the African continent, representing half of the 200 million people connected to the Internet in Africa. More than 80% come to Facebook every...


Jumia expects E-commerce boom in Egypt

September 8, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

E-commerce models nowadays often take on an American style; however, this is not the case for Egypt. As a start up investing in the Arab world, Jumia Egypt has adopted the values and qualities of e-commerce in the Middle East and Africa. By utilising...


Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

September 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, OnlineComments (0)

Yookos has recently updated its mobile app features in order to enhance the user experience on Android, IOS and Blackberry handsets. The social networking site released the upgrade on September 4th and intends on focusing on photos, status updates  and...