Airtel Kenya is undertaking strategic organisational restructuring to improve efficiencies across functions with an aim to enhance customer experience.
Tunisia has received a $2.2 million donation from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs to assist the North African country achieve the first phase of "the sustainable urban development programme of Sousse and other cities" in 2017.
An ECOWAS supported telecommunication project has been handed over to Sierra Leone for further implementation as the country seeks to build its telecommunication network after the civil strife.
Telecommunication service provider Bharti Airtel has appointed Rajeev Sethi as the chief commercial officer for its Africa operations.
Nokia and Ooredoo Algeria achieve transmission rate of 1TPS in Africa’s first field trial of new optical technology
Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.
Zimbabwe's second largest mobile-telecommunication company by subscribers, NetOne has appointed George Manyaya as its Public Relations and Special Projects Executive.
Telecommunication company Telkom Kenya has made a raft of changes in its management as part of a broader strategy to strengthen the telcos’ operational and service excellence, drive ongoing growth and technological leadership while aligning the business with its transformation agenda.
Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe sets minimum charges for voice and data
Telecommunication regulator Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has set floor prices for voice and data for bundled services including promotional packages.
Malawi has launched a testing center for humanitarian drones. The project is intended to explore the best ways to use drones to transport medicine and blood samples.
Ethiopia in June last year won a ‘non permanent’ seat on the United Nations Security Council. It officially commenced the two year tenure today.
Pan African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has received unconditional approval from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to acquire 30 per cent stake in South African based converged communication network operator Neotel.
An agreement has been signed between Tunisia and Italy on the mechanism of debt recycling to convert $27 million of Tunisia’s debts to Italy into development projects in inland regions.
MTN Rwanda and Engen have entered into a partnership that will allow motorists pay their fuel using mobile money.
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has launched the EcoCash Rand Wallet on its mobile money platform to give an alternative currency in the wake of cash shortages prevailing in the market.
Distributors of petroleum products and petrol station owners have launched a campaign against contraband fuel in Tunisia.
Orange Group has renewed an agreement for satellite solutions with Intelsat S.A. in Cameroon.
Ecobank Zambia has embarked on a strategic plan to focus on growing its business through innovation and technology as it moves towards embracing the digital platform as the next banking frontier.
The Tunisia Export Promotion Centre, CEPEX, has sought to empower SMEs to develop websites and strengthen their digital identity by granting subsidies through its financial support system dubbed FOPRODEX.
The Zimbabwe government has completed the acquisition of Global Telecom Holdings’ (GTH) entire shareholding in Telecel International for $40 million.
Despite the best intentions of major businesses, too many corporate social responsibility projects do not always deliver the expected outcomes intended.
Union Bank of Nigeria has partnered with Ria Money Transfer one of the largest money transfer companies in the world, to offer money transfer pay-out services across Nigeria.
The Tunisian government wants to target corruption and raise tax revenue next year in an effort to bring the economy toward its potential of 5 per cent annual growth according to the Prime Minister Youssef Al Shahed.
[Uganda] MTN customers can now send money to Rwanda and Kenya with launch of outbound money transfer service
Uganda’s leading mobile service provider MTN has unveiled an outbound mobile money transfer that will see clients now send money across the region primarily Rwanda and Kenya.
Namibia’s telecommunication operator Paratus Telecom has rolled out fibre to the home connectivity becoming the first country in the region.
Kenya’s tier two lender Commercial Bank of Africa has announced plans to replicate its mobile banking service Mshwari to Ivory Coast in the third quarter of next year.
Africa’s largest mobile company has set eyes on more expansion to Iran where it is only starting reap profit, as it seeks to grow its foothold in the world.
African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018
Travellers from four countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt were surveyed, with those having flown in the past 24 months saying they would spend 24 percent more with the introduction of the passport.
Crystal Telecom has appointed Iza Irame as chief executive officer replacing Vincent Gatete at the helm of the first local private company to list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange. Crystal Telecom is a special purpose vehicle that owns 20 per cent of MTN Rwanda.
Ghana’s mobile financial platform Airtel Money has secured the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification to make the service the most secured for mobile financial services.
Embattled Ugandan farmers fighting threats and land grabbing by Bidco have praised a draft report by U.N. investigators that calls into question the company’s business practices.
Leading South African telecom Vodacom Group has reported flat earnings for the 2016 half year in what it has attributed to currency effects and a one off tax adjustment.
Telecommunication service provider MTN Rwanda has unveiled a mobile money payment platform that uses Near Field Communication in its latest drive to promote cashless economy in the country.
ECONET Wireless has introduced a new thematic data campaign “Smart Data” in a major milestone set to promote internet use and enhance customers’ experience.
French telecom operator Orange is set to take over Morocco’s second largest telco Meditel before year end as Orange seeks to expand its foothold in the North African country.
The board of Telkom Kenya has appointed Sundararaman Pattabiraman as its Chief Finance Officer as the telco seeks to bolster its senior management team following the exit of France Telkom-backed executives.
Mobile telecommunication company MTN Rwanda has unveiled a month long campaign to woo customers to embrace cashless economy through mobile money.
In a move meant to tighten security measures and tame postal crime, the Malawi Posts Corporation has announced a raft of measures that ensure that only legal items pass through the post.
Airtel Money and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have partnered to allow UBA customers seamlessly link their accounts to their Airtel Money wallets.
Power utility company Botswana Power Corporation has partnered with international telecommunication company Liquid Telecom group to form Liquid Telecom Botswana.
Following the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s ban of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights, fastjet - the low-cost pan-African airline - has updated its operational policy banning the mobile device from all fastjet flights as a safety precaution.
Ghana’s telcos have implored the Bank of Ghana to review the maximum amount it allows for mobile financial service transactions in the country. The telcos argue that they are sometimes constrained over the current $1200 maximum and moved to request an upward review.
Unilever's Top Employer status in Africa was solidified when company was certified in Zimbabwe for the first time and achieved No.1 status in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya.
Barclays Africa Group is pleased to announce the appointment of new agencies to handle its significant business across the continent. Specifically, FCB Africa will handle its corporate, brand, sponsorship, retail and insurance advertising portfolios, and Mortimer Harvey will handle its business to business advertising portfolio.
Liquid Telecom received the award in recognition of its outstanding customer support to regional and international carriers.
Samsung Electronics West Africa opened a Smart School for Teachers in Nigeria at Model Primary School, Elekahia in Rivers State.
Kiva and The MasterCard Foundation Announce Five-Year Project to Expand Financial Access Among African Smallholder Farmers and Rural Populations
Kiva and The MasterCard Foundation today entered into a five-year, $7.9 million partnership to test and scale financial services and loan products tailored to the unique needs of smallholder farmers and rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa
TeKay Designs, an award winning fashion label founded by Fashion Designer Kimma Wreh, showcased their Spring 2017 "Pride of Liberia" collection comprising of Liberian made country cloth, tie dye fabrics, and Ankara prints along with matching Liberian made accessories (purses, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings)
MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank, Segun Agbaje, has emerged the 2016 Ai Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) 30 CEO of the year at this year’s 9th annual Ai CEO Investment Summit which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Tigo, UNICEF Ghana and Births and Deaths Registry were recognised at the just ended 71st annual session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for innovative mobile application designed to make birth registration of children smart, quick and reliable in Ghana.
Telecommunication giant, Ericsson has unveiled a modern software and hardware products to assist mobile operators in Tanzania boost digital inclusion in the country.
Ingenu Inc.™, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Vula Telematix, a leading provider of network solutions for South Africa’s telecommunications and energy markets, today announced the availability of the Machine Network™ in the Western Cape region of South Africa.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has banned the use of Samsung Note 7 on aircrafts at the Kotoka International Airport.
The CEO of Safaricom Bob Collymore has been named the 2016 International Business Leader of the year for his company’s market innovations and their transformational, socio-economic impact on all segments of society.
TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features such as 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full metal body casing.
At separate bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America, the Nigerian leader welcomed more investment and economic partnerships.
Despite the number of reported incidents around the world related to battery cell issues in the new Galaxy Note7, Samsung SA has reported that South African customers will receive a Galaxy Note7 that offers full battery usage.
Eni has successfully resumed exploration activities onshore Tunisia in the Sahara desert, approximately 700 kilometers south of Tunis. Eni has just completed operations on the discovery well Laarich East-1, located in the MLD (Makhrouga-Laarich-Debbech) license, where Eni owns a 50% stake and the Tunisian state company ETAP the remaining 50%.
Technology company Intel Corporation has partnered with Airtel Kenya to launch mobile caravan meant to provide digital ICT services to people in rural and peri urban areas in Kenya.
In keeping with Samsung’s aim to enrich lives through technology, the Masibambisane High School (MHS) in Delft, Cape Town has become the stage for an ambitious project intended to uplift the prospects of its scholars.
In line with its objective to provide simpler and smarter banking solutions to its existing and prospective customers, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. launches two newly upgraded branches in Rivers State.
Phase II of an African Development Bank-funded water program in Tunisia will improve water services for about 400,000 rural Tunisians. Approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors on September 6, 2016, this program is designed to provide clean drinking water mostly to needy rural communities in about 20 prefectures.
Leading mobile service provider Safaricom has announced it is recruiting approximately 600 customer care agents throughout the country by year end, as it seeks to improve its customer care capacity and spread the services to every corner of the country.
uniBank on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 launched its imperious Bancassurance product: the uniBank Extended Bancassurance Suite in concert with its insurance partners, Star Assurance and Starlife Company Limited at the World Trade Center Building, Accra.
As it sheds its European Union membership, the UK is in a frantic search for options that will brace its economy against shocks, and this includes a target to achieve “record high” trade with Ghana by the year 2020.
Mobile money provider M-BIRR has partnered Total Ethiopia to give customers a platform to pay for fuel, lubricants and even goods through their mobile system. The service is to be rolled out across 15 Total stations in the country.
Spark Venture Fund, the startup investment arm of Safaricom has announced increased funding of mSurvey, a mobile a mobile research platform leveraging SMS and mobile messaging technology to simplify access to on-demand data from the emerging world.
Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services.
As Highway Africa, the continent’s most prestigious annual journalism conference, marks its 20thanniversary, MTN Group is proud to once again collaborate with Rhodes University on the event, which continues to drive conversation and debate around key issues related to the media and ICT on the continent.
The Airtel Uganda managing director Anwar Soussa has appointed Hannington Karuhanga as the telco’s new chairman.
The Kenyan government has announced plans to regulate over the top content providers like You Tube and Netflix arguing that they have been operating in a legal grey area which has posed a threat to consumers and local content providers
The insurance sector in East Africa is receiving a major boost with the adoption of common regulatory standards that supervises cross border activities of insurance firms.
The decision by the Central Bank of Kenya to offer outward cash remittances to Safaricom has paid off with the telco reporting a 64 per cent growth on International money transfers in the year ended March
Mobile communication company HALOTEL Tanzania has unveiled a new package dubbed Closed User Group which targets public servants with free calling minutes every day with a view to easing communication
Financially it seems that Brexit has created the possibility of some form of economic changes in Africa. The African Union (AU) leaders have met to analyse the impact of this event and of course look at ways toward an even bigger continental integration of the continent and ways to benefit from this momentous event.
SITA, the global air transport communications provider, is to roll out faster, new-generation connectivity across Kenya Airways' global network, a vital investment in infrastructure needed to support the airline's renewed focus on cost optimization and airline modernization.
The Ugandan taxman in a bid to bridge the shortfall it is experiencing in tax it collects from the telecommunication industry says it is planning to introduce tax on internet data as it had noticed a considerable drop in revenue collected from excise duty on voice calls. Internet users in the country might start paying higher fares as Uganda Revenue Authority moots a move to slap taxes on internet connectivity.
MTN Uganda in collaboration with The Commercial Bank of Africa has launched a virtual bank account in Uganda allowing customers to save and borrow money using their mobile phone.
Tanzania’s integrated telecommunication service provider VODACOM Tanzania has launched a comprehensive communication solution targeting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a focus on helping the SMEs grow their businesses through technology.
The United Kingdom has launched the Super Priority Visa Service in Nigeria to allow prospective visitors to Britain to process their applications within a 24 hour time frame.
Smile Nigeria has unveiled its latest mobile offering, which has been dubbed by the company as the “Unlimited Premium Plan.”
As the battle for Kenyan mobile money intensifies, Safaricom has poached former Equity Bank Group director of payments Ronald Webb to take over its MPESA unit.
On the 11th of August, African news and content website This is Africa will be launching a brand new site, featuring content in both English and French.
The East African region has been hailed as a magnet for investors both local and beyond. What with good climate, huge investment in infrastructure, a burgeoning middle class with an affinity for spending and a thriving work force. It is truly a cocktail of incentives for any investor
Leading mobile operator in Zanzibar Zantel has announced plans to grow the number of active women base in its mobile money network from the current 27 per cent to 40 per cent as it seeks to empower women through mobile financing
Absa partnered with UnionPay International earlier this year to allow UPI cardholders living in or visiting South Africa to transact at any of Absa’s point-of-sale (POS) terminals and withdraw cash at Absa’s 9 153 ATMs nationwide.
In a bid to enable customers track their parcels in real time, global courier company HL has introduced Motorola TC55 scanner units in 26 countries across Sub Saharan Africa as part of their Global Courier Application deployment.
Airtel has entered into a partnership with National Microfinance Bank, in an agreement that will see Airtel Money agents getting floats from NMB branches across the country in a bid to boost efficiency in mobile money services
My name is Fred Swaniker, founder of African Leadership University (ALU). I am delighted to announce the launch of ALU School of Business to you as a member of the Pretoria Business Club.
British Airways has entered into a strategic agreement with telecommunications giant, Airtel, in a deal that will see customers of both organisations enjoy substantial discounts off tickets purchased in the next few months.
This short survey is part of a major research project undertaken by Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (The Netherlands) in collaboration with ESAMI and the Netherlands African Business Council.
Olleh Rwanda Networks, a wholesome 4G network owned by the Rwandan government and Korea Telecom has rebranded as it seeks to extend its footprints from the country to the rest of Africa
In the electronics repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, Samsung Electronics South Africa has begun making inroads into these numbers with its Samsung Women Technical Programme.
The Uganda government is burning the mid night oil to ensure it sets up regulations that govern e commerce services and create an enabling environment for online businesses as it looks to technology to boost service delivery.
Global telco company Vodacom has launched a new second generation MPESA platform that will be hosted in Tanzania which is meant to make mobile money service faster while reducing downtime.
Tanzania telecom Zantel in partnership with Zanzibar Electricity Corporation, Zeco, have relaunched a service that allows customers to pay their power bills through their mobile phones
Telecom brand of the year, Tigo, has appointed Stephen Essien as the new Director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business.
Tanzania’s telecommunication service provider Tigo has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Communications, works and infrastructure to roll out internet access points in secondary schools across the country in an initiative meant to complement the e school project.
As part of efforts to deliver quality banking solutions to its wide customer base across Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria extended its transformation activities to Anambra State with the launch of 2 newly upgraded branches and a Smarter Banking Centre.
uniBank (Ghana) Limited has signed a five year Ambassadorial contract with the Swansea forwarder, André Dede Ayew. The signing took place in the premises of the World Trade Centre Building on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
Unilever Nigeria Plc monday announced its financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2016, showing profit after tax (PAT) of N1.094 billion.