Sympl, the first ‘Save Your Money Pay Later’ service in Egypt, announces its partnership with Egypt’s leading maternity hospital, El Nada Hospital. The partnership  offers patients interest-free deferred payment programmes via the Sympl checkout platform. The partnership will give patients of El Nada Hospital more payment choices and enhance their checkout experience, through enabling an improved cashflow management. With no registration required, and interest-free repayment plans approved on the spot in less than 10 seconds,...
Fujifilm, an international group founded in Japan, and Ooredoo, Tunisia’s leading telecommunications operator, have joined forces to offer the operator’s Tunisian subscribers an innovative digital photo printing solution. Customers will be able to print photos at in-store kiosks by connecting to the My Ooredoo app. A digital solution...
Africa is the most censorship-intensive region in the world with ten countries shutting down social media this year. According to cybersecurity company Surfshark, social media censorship cases decreased by 35% worldwide this year – from 29 in 2020 to 19 in 2021. Despite notable decrease in cases, internet disruptions affected...
Vodacom South Africa has announced two major acquisitions today - the buying of a 55% controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt, the North African country's largest telecom, and a major move in SA's local fibre market through a new deal with Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) that will see...
Local media in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum are reporting that internet services across the region have been interrupted, with many outright stating that the internet is down. This is after reports that Sudan's military seized power during a coup on Monday, arresting members of a transitional pro-democracy government that...
umlaut – now part of Accenture - has awarded Ooredoo Algérie the Best in Test 2021/09 mobile certificate for scoring an impressive 572 dots out of 1000 in mobile network benchmarking survey to measure the mobile network in Algeria. For the extensive crowdsourced data analysis, 257.9 thousand users contributed 315.5 million...
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) inked a partnership with Mondia Pay – a leading digital payment provider, that is set to provide Ooredoo Algeria and Orange Tunisia users with safe and convenient payment options. Huawei device users can now pay for their monthly services, latest games, and favourite applications seamlessly on...
Safaricom has introduced updates to its airtime top-up, sim swap, tariff migration and activation of new lines services. The updates are expected to increase the telco's capacity for future innovations. In a tweet, Safaricom says that M-Pesa, calls, data and SMS will all be operational. https://twitter.com/SafaricomPLC/status/1385552566591832068?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1385552566591832068%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fgadgets-africa.com%2F2021%2F04%2F23%2Fsafaricom-service-upgrade%2F Safaricom Forced to Split Dividend Payouts...
Intigral, Telecom Egypt (WE) and TPAY Mobile have partnered to launch the Jawwy TV app in Egypt. The mobile app is expected to offer a new digital entertainment platform for viewers. A 30-day free trial of Jawwy TV will be available exclusively to WE subscribers from the date of...
Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there’s was no doubt that it was on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years - however, there...
Uber has launched an intercity Bus service in Egypt - the first country globally to roll out this service - with the aim of connecting cities with the Uber app. The launch comes as part of Uber’s continuous efforts to adapt its technology to build a wide range of products...
Separated by their country’s divisions, both geographically and politically, 36 Libyan women have since used their phones to connect, discuss and overcome their differences in the interest of one goal: Peace in Libya. They have been a part of this network since July 2019. Members of the group are not...
The health authorities in Chad are focusing on communities to build confidence so that citizens trust the right information and avoid risky behaviour. Communal living, not uncommon in many of N’Djamena’s neighbourhoods, the Chadian capital, is a source of fear among residents as COVID-19 persists. When the pandemic reached Chad,...
QNB Group has become the first bank in Sudan to have successfully performed an international payment card transaction in partnership with Mastercard. The transaction was performed using a Mastercard virtual prepaid card product. QNB is also the first Bank in Sudan to have obtained an issuance license from Mastercard. The...
Amazon's Payfort has announced the launch of the #StartUpStayUp initiative which aims at supporting start-ups and small-to-medium sized businesses SMEs across Egypt. The Fintech company has invited more than 100 of its startup and SME merchant partners to benefit from the initiative which aims to support them in increasing traffic...
Local fintech startups Klickit (previously known in the market as Q-Less) and Paymob are officially enabling digital payments for educational entities affiliated with global advisory and educational management firm GEMS Education. This agreement will allow parents of students in GEMS schools across Egypt to make tuition payments online for over...
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