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Spark Accelerator Program Launched to Boost Tech Startup’s in Africa

Leading Fortune 500 global trading and business company’s – Sumitomo Corporation, launched their Spark Accelerator program together with Safaricom’s M-PESA Africa calling on tech startup's to help them accelerate early-stage start-up's to grow and scale their businesses. The 3 month...

Is Ethiopia Africa’s Fintech Sleeping Giant?

The fintech sector has been one of Africa’s biggest technology success stories. According to one report, the continent’s 678 fintech startups raised more than US$2.7 billion between 2021 and August 2023. Additionally, almost all of the continent’s unicorns (startups valued at more...

Safaricom Hosts the Second Annual Engineering Summit dubbed Decode 2.0

Safaricom hosted a second edition of the Safaricom Engineering Summit under the theme of “Igniting Africa’s Digital Renaissance.” The two-day forum, attended by over 800 in-person industry stakeholders and thousands of others online, seeks to build on the learnings and...

Microsoft and M-PESA Africa’s MSME Digital Skills Initiative

Microsoft is collaborating with M-PESA Africa to support its Capability Development Academy, providing access to the Microsoft Community Platform and SME Skilling Programs. This partnership aims to empower Micro, Small, and Medium SMEs (MSMEs) across various African markets by...

M-PESA Milestone: Safaricom Gains Green Light for KSh. 250,000 Transaction Limit Boost

Safaricom has today increased M-PESA transactions limit to KSh. 250,000 for each transaction. The move will see the addition of a new transaction band of KSh. 151,000 to KSh. 250,000 for Send Money, Lipa Na M-PESA BuyGoods, PayBill and all...

Safaricom Plans to Launch Payment Service in Ethiopia

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) Telecommunications Ethiopia, a name synonymous with innovation and connectivity, has achieved yet another milestone. In a groundbreaking move, the company was officially granted the license to operate mobile money services in Ethiopia on 11 May 2023. This...

Safaricom and Uber Collaborate to Introduce M-PESA Payments and Disbursements

Kenya| Uber and Safaricom have announced a groundbreaking partnership today, introducing a seamless payment option for riders across Kenya via M-PESA. This collaboration builds upon the successful integration with Uber Eats, which allowed consumers to utilize M-PESA for delivery payments...

Safaricom to Start Offering Coding Lessons for Kids in Kenya

Safaricom customers will now be able to buy tokens for coding lessons on the mobile operator's financial service platform M-Pesa. Once they have successfully made a purchase customers will be able to activate the coding lessons which will last an...

Safaricom Scoops Up 400 Developers in Kenya to Stave Off Competition

Safaricom, Kenya's top telecom group, has reportedly hired 400 software developers in 2022 to keep up with the demand for digital talent as other digital business competitors set up shop in the country. According to Business Daily, the new hires...

Airtel Money is Now On its Own

Telecoms group Airtel Kenya has announced that it will be splitting its mobile money business - Airtel Money - from its main company. Instead, Airtel Money will now be operating under the name 'Airtel Money Kenya Limited'. “Following this business separation,...
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