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Mobile remittances from UAE to Kenya up 14% in last two years
25-05-2017 | 10:55:16
Xpress Money, a global money transfer brand, has seen a 14 per cent increase in remittances from the UAE that culminate onto mobile wallets in Kenya in the last two years.
MallforAfrica Powers New Website Dedicated to eBay Shoppers in Africa
24-05-2017 | 11:21:18
MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa’s prominent e-commerce and m-commerce platform, has announced that it has launched a new dedicated website for eBay shopping enthusiasts in Africa.
[Ghana] Mobile money interoperability to take off in November
24-05-2017 | 09:45:00
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has disclosed that Government is working to meet its November 2017 timeline for the implementation of mobile money interoperability.
Going cashless in Cameroon made easy with launch of the UBA Debit Mastercard
23-05-2017 | 13:08:30
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the roll out of the Debit MasterCard card in Cameroon in support of financially empowering all citizens.
TerraPay feted for role in Sub Saharan Africa’s remittances market
15-05-2017 | 16:09:00
TerraPay, the world's first mobile payments switch, has received the Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for international remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Fortumo expands African coverage, launches in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania
10-05-2017 | 16:41:00
The mobile payments company Fortumo has announced that it has expanded its carrier billing services to 3 new African markets. More than 79 million mobile phone owners in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania can now make payments for digital services.
[Egypt] Bee partnership with Mastercard expands mobile wallet payments options
03-05-2017 | 14:05:00
Mobile wallets just became even more useful with the announcement that Mastercard, the leading company in payments technology, is adding Bee, the smart payment solutions provider, as a key player to its interoperable mobile ecosystem.
Mastercard and McDonald’s announce cashless payment options in Egypt
26-04-2017 | 08:59:54
Mastercard and McDonald’s have entered into a strategic collaboration that will bring simpler and faster payment options to all McDonald’s customers when buying their favorite meal in store, at the drive thru or when ordering it online.
Smart e-commerce, KOKO Networks, platform launches in Nairobi
25-04-2017 | 07:24:00
KOKO Networks, a tech platform that connects suppliers, retailers and consumers has launched their technology in Nairobi.
GTP and Mastercard partner to unveil prepaid solutions across Africa in cashless continent drive
24-04-2017 | 08:53:08
Mastercard and prepaid processing and payments solutions provider Global Technology Partners (GTP) signed a partnership agreement that will result in the latest prepaid solutions being made available across Africa to government institutions, financial services and corporate sector and consumers.
Jumia Nigeria unveils its third white paper on African Mobile Trends 2017
19-04-2017 | 12:32:00
Jumia Nigeria is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria.
[Kenya] Travel Creations adopts Travelport’s GOL platform to improve customers’ convenience
12-04-2017 | 06:36:00
Leading travel commerce platform Travelport has entered into an arrangement with Kenya’s Travel Creations that will see Travel Creations become the first travel agent in Africa to roll out ‘GOL’ an online booking tool powered by Travelport’s technology.
[South Africa] WireCard acquires MyGate Communications for $24.6 million
06-04-2017 | 16:16:00
Wirecard AG acquired all shares of MyGate Communications (Pty) based in Cape Town, South Africa.
[Interview] Ekene Okechukwu, Founder, Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria
06-04-2017 | 13:41:00
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.
[Column] Daniel Monehin: Shedding light on the African shadow economy
06-04-2017 | 13:36:00
The Informal Economy, or if you have a penchant for the more colourful descriptor, the “Shadow” or “Grey” Economy, is typically the term used to refer to the portion of a country’s economy that transact exclusively in cash
[Nigeria] VoguePay gets Fintech start-up recognition
06-04-2017 | 10:19:28
VoguePay has won the “Best Fintech Startup” award at the just concluded Cashless Africa Expo. The award is in recognition to online payment in Nigeria and Africa in general.
[South Africa] Rabaki.com creates employment through new re-seller feature
06-04-2017 | 10:04:56
South African online retail store, Rabaki.com is now giving locals an opportunity to become part of the outlet and earn a 5% commission in return.
[Tanzania] Halotel inks money transfer deal with NMB
05-04-2017 | 12:44:00
Halotel has partnered with NMB to allow five Million Halotel and NMB customers enjoy cash deposit and withdraw services from HaloPesa.
[Kenya] Mobile money platform PesaLink signs up two million users
04-04-2017 | 09:15:00
Two million customers have signed up for PesaLink less than two months after the digital bank-to-bank payments platform was launched by the Kenya Bankers Association.
WorldRemit to set up Nairobi office this year
03-04-2017 | 11:39:52
Money transfer firm WorldRemit says that it will set up an office in Kenya this year as it seeks to diversify its business to intra-African remittances.
Sage integrated accounting, payment, payroll & HR systems now available in Kenya
03-04-2017 | 11:32:00
Sage, the market and technology experts in integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, today announce that Sage One Payroll will be available in Kenya from 3 April.
250,000 African merchants will be financially empowered by Masterpass QR
30-03-2017 | 18:37:00
Merchant service provider, Kopo Kopo, announced their partnership with Mastercard today to roll out Masterpass QR across 11 markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, impacting over 250,000 micro and small businesses over the next five years.
Smartphone sales dip in Africa, IDC
29-03-2017 | 09:04:06
Smartphone shipments in Africa slowed down last year as the mobile device market took a hit from economic turmoil in the region.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Why should I pay for my education?
28-03-2017 | 11:03:03
Online education is big business. With a plethora of different e-learning courses and qualifications available, it can be difficult to choose between education apps, online portals, MOOCs and old-fashioned courses in brick and mortar institutions.
Kenyans abroad are the biggest senders of mobile to mobile remittances - WorldRemit
28-03-2017 | 10:03:00
To mark the 10th anniversary of mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts.
Mastercard to support development of Ghana’s digital payment ecosystem
24-03-2017 | 06:03:50
In support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, Mastercard has committed its support to helping the country to develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa.
[Kenya] Mary Wanyeri appointed HR Manager at OLX
21-03-2017 | 11:28:00
Online company OLX has hired former Jumia Human Resource Manager Mary Wanyeri to head its HR department.
[Kenya] More banks given go-ahead to roll out mobile cash
20-03-2017 | 11:55:16
The number of commercial banks approved by the Central Bank of Kenya to operate interbank mobile money transfer platform, PesaLink, has doubled to 24 from 12.
[South Africa] Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider
16-03-2017 | 12:02:00
Organisations that do not embrace digitalisation and transform accordingly, run the risk of becoming redundant to their customers. In light of this, Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider.
Africa tablet market declining in line with global trend, International Data Corporation
14-03-2017 | 10:17:00
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market declined 24.2% year on year in the final quarter of 2016 to total 3.07 million units, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC).
The Direct Pay Online Group expands to Southern Africa
09-03-2017 | 15:30:44
The Direct Pay Online Group, (DPO Group), East African online payment service provider announced today that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of 100% of VCS business in South Africa.
[South Africa] Sage unveils next generation of cloud solutions for Africa and Middle East
07-03-2017 | 11:39:01
Sage the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, today announced new products and features that will take Africa and Middle East’s business builders and entrepreneurs closer to a world where admin is invisible. It made the announcements at Sage Summit Tour in Johannesburg South Africa.
[Column] Dewald Nolte: Why South African banks hold the key to mobile payments
02-03-2017 | 11:59:51
For the South African market to reach the critical mass that will drive the mainstream adoption of mobile payments, consumers need a system they can trust.
[South Africa] MobileData sees brighter future for e-commerce in 2017
02-03-2017 | 11:48:36
ICT professionals admit that 2016 was a tough year, but those who are positioned at the edge of technology trends application are confident the tide is about to turn.
Kenyans transact record $33b on mobile money in 2016
02-03-2017 | 10:11:25
Kenyans moved a record 33 billion U.S. dollars on mobile money in 2016, up from 27.8 billion dollars from the previous year, the latest data from Central Bank of Kenya showed Monday.
QNB Al-Ahli Bank to pioneer mVisa services in Egypt
01-03-2017 | 14:45:44
QNB Al-Ahli Bank has announced plans to roll out mVISA service in cooperation with the global payments technology company Visa becoming the first bank in Egypt to introduce the service.
Fero Mobile launches iris smartphone in Kenyan market
01-03-2017 | 07:09:30
Leading Mobile brand Fero has unveiled its latest smart phone device Fero Iris in the Kenyan market. Fero Iris comes with a unique security feature that allows users to unlock their screens using their eyes.
Cross-border e-commerce considered a growth rocket for Sub Saharan Africa retailers - DHL
27-02-2017 | 09:54:00
International express services provider, DHL Express, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering.
Sage Foundation launches $1 million Enterprise Fund to inspire innovation and change in Africa
22-02-2017 | 10:21:00
Integrated accounting and payment systems company Sage has launched $1 million Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund which is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.
MetaTrader 4 platform redefines trading
22-02-2017 | 09:11:00
The most popular Forex trading platform in the market is MetaTrader 4 (MT4), a downloadable application that is easy to use and offers a multitude of features including automated trading through Expert Advisors (EAs)
DHL Express makes global online shopping easier with On Demand Delivery in Sub Saharan Africa
21-02-2017 | 10:10:00
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region.
The Style Group Innovates social retail in Nigeria
16-02-2017 | 12:51:11
Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group The Style Group, is leapfrogging the brick-and-mortar sales of fashion, accessories and design services and instead focuses on offering them via modern social media commerce.
[Ghana] Airtel partners with Jaarno to unveil online marketplace for homegrown foodstuff
16-02-2017 | 06:32:00
Telecommunication company Airtel, has partnered with premier digital foodstuff marketing and distribution company, Jaarno to offer Airtel’s high value customers the convenience of shopping for locally grown food items online at a discount.
[Ghana] Adidas partners with Nutmeg Limited to launch online shopping platform
14-02-2017 | 05:31:25
Adidas in partnership with its official retail partner in Ghana, Nutmeg limited, announced the launch of an e-commerce platform to encourage online shopping of its products in Ghana.
[Interview] Kayode Olusola Lawal, CEO, Associate Box
09-02-2017 | 14:47:00
Kayode Olusola Lawal is CEO of Associate Box, a digital marketplace for African techies. Africabizz interviews him:
[Kenya] Banks get backing to launch own mobile cash transfer
09-02-2017 | 09:28:59
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has given six banks the green light to launch a mobile money transfer platform, heralding a new dawn in the highly competitive and lucrative financial services market segment.
Kenyan SMEs grow alongside e-commerce in the region
07-02-2017 | 09:17:00
Online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced that 80 percent of the products on their platform are from accredited small businesses.
MicroSave and The MasterCard Foundation collaborate to Advance Digital Finance Services in Francophone Africa
02-02-2017 | 13:11:00
MicroSave, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, today launched a new program to develop tailored training courses in digital financial services (DFS) in francophone markets of Africa.