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DTB joins Mastercard and DPO Group to extend digital payments in Kenya and Tanzania
14-10-2019 | 06:24:52
Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), has joined African payment services provider DPO Group, and Mastercard, the global payments technology company, in the rollout of a business to business (B2B) virtual payment card in Kenya and Tanzania.
[Ghana] AirtelTigo partners with Western Union to allow customers receive money directly in their mobile wallets
11-10-2019 | 08:34:58
Western Union has collaborated with AirtelTigo Money (ATM) to enable Ghanaians to receive international money transfers through Western Union directly into AirtelTigo Money mobile wallets.
BitMinutes inks deal with Akoin to drive financial inclusion in Africa through blockchain
10-10-2019 | 11:37:02
BitMinutes Inc. has announced a partnership with Akoin to serve the unbanked population in Africa.
Airtel Africa partners with Mastercard to offer digital payment solutions to 100 mobile phone users
09-10-2019 | 06:52:00
Airtel Africa has announced a partnership with Mastercard, giving over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network.
MTN launches initiative to drive financial inclusion and improve digital access
09-10-2019 | 06:45:00
MTN Group has launched its “We’re good together” initiative. This is aimed at demonstrating how, in partnering with our host countries, the telco can change lives by improving digital access, driving financial inclusion.
Rwanda’s Clarisse and Patricia from Côte d'Ivoire named among world seven top advocates for women in tech, e-commerce
04-10-2019 | 11:21:00
The tech and e-commerce industry remains a male-dominated playing field globally, but a surge in women demanding a seat at the table – and delivering the goods online – means that this could change.
Global brands successfully adapt to South African culture
01-10-2019 | 07:36:00
The SA business landscape is a challenging one, but those who persevere are certainly rewarded. Local start-ups that made it big have many lessons to impart that mostly involve learning from mistakes and setbacks, and pushing through them.
Western Union expands global real-time payment capabilities targeting consumers and business accounts
26-09-2019 | 10:46:09
Western Union has announced availability of its real-time cross-border platform to accelerate international consumer, consumer-to-business and business-to-consumer payments to eligible accounts.
[Column] Josephine Wawira: Tearing down barriers for the growth of African rural e-commerce
28-08-2019 | 09:49:23
The rise and growth of e-commerce in the world and primarily in Africa has created a lot of business opportunities, not only in urban but also in rural areas.
[Column] Tamer Farouk: Digital transformation key to securing new customers
16-07-2019 | 14:27:45
Nowadays, customers can easily access product and service details through their devices at any time and compare competitors’ offers.
[Column] Hillary Miller-Wise: How disruptive technology can bring about a Green Revolution in Africa
12-07-2019 | 08:35:00
Population growth may have slowed in many regions of the world, but in Africa it is exploding.
[Column] Josephine Wawira: Logistics challenges facing eCommerce in Africa
26-06-2019 | 11:25:45
According to Euromonitor, the world’s fastest-growing economies by 2030 will be in Africa. This consequently makes the continent the next big e-commerce market.
[South Africa] Naspers Foundry announces its first investment in rising tech start-up, SweepSouth
25-06-2019 | 12:36:00
Naspers Foundry announced its first deal with a R30 million investment in South African tech start-up SweepSouth.
Mastercard unveils payment innovation to help Egypt achieve digital economy vision
25-06-2019 | 12:34:18
Mastercard unveiled its cutting-edge payment designed to help Egypt achieve its digital economy vision.
[Africa Tech Week] African businesses are seizing opportunities in AI
13-06-2019 | 13:03:04
The future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Africa is very bright. The technology is going to be the most revolutionary technology that humanity ever experienced, and many African countries have already started implementing it in its earliest forms.
[Column] Kayleigh Alexandra: Why Africa's ecommerce industry is poised for boom
13-06-2019 | 11:04:00
Africa is the second largest continent on the planet, the most populated area on the globe, and home to one of the fastest-growing consumer bases in the world.
[Column] Josephine Wawira: Can e-commerce be Africa’s economic goldmine?
05-06-2019 | 05:57:59
Digital economy in Africa is snowballing, and in the process, it’s creating new jobs and opportunities for digital entrepreneurs to explore a larger web market.
[Startup Interview] Yvette Uwimpaye, CEO, Murukali, Rwanda
31-05-2019 | 13:04:23
Yvette Uwimpaye is the founder and CEO of Murukali, one of Rwanda’s pioneer e-commerce startups
[Interview] Esther Asante, CEO, Organic Trade & Investments, Ghana
16-05-2019 | 07:36:00
Esther Asante is the founder and CEO of Organic Trade & Investments, a Ghana based online retail store selling organically produced commodities.
[Interview] Eran Feinstein, CEO, DPO Group
09-05-2019 | 06:15:00
For the last 13 years, DPO Group, Direct Pay Online, has positioned itself as a market leader in the provision of payment services in Africa.
[Africa Tech Week] E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa
04-04-2019 | 11:08:00
Africa has huge e-commerce potential. In fact, according to UNCTAD, e-commerce can significantly boost free trade across Africa
[South Africa] Consumers moving away from traditional forms of entertainment and media consumption, Pwc Survey
04-04-2019 | 05:37:00
Almost 40% of those surveyed are moving away from consuming entertainment through traditional channels and rather streaming daily or more.
[Africa Tech Week] Online marketplaces are contributing to economic growth in Africa
29-03-2019 | 12:30:39
Online marketplaces could raise incomes and boost inclusive economic growth with minimal disruption to existing businesses and workforce norms in Africa.
Online Marketplaces Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa by 2025, BCG report
28-03-2019 | 11:41:12
Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa according to a new report released today by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
South Africans prefer using desktops over smartphones for online shopping, Picodi report
28-03-2019 | 06:35:00
Although mobile commerce is booming globally, South Africans still prefer using desktops over smartphones when doing online shopping.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Digitization is critical for growth of SMEs
26-03-2019 | 08:45:00
The commitment by the Government to accord more support to SMEs comes at a critical time when the manufacturing sector is expected to create 1.3 million jobs and contribute 15% to GDP by 2022.
[Africa Tech Week] Smartphone shipments in Africa recording significant growth
14-03-2019 | 10:32:04
While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015.
[Kenya] Affordable entry-level devices key driver of smartphone adoption, Jumia Report
13-03-2019 | 05:16:13
According to the Jumia White Paper, the smartphone industry has remained a truly competitive landscape throughout the years, with Chinese brands dominating both Kenyan and African markets.
[Africa Tech Week] African telcos showing commitment to cater for increased demands from their consumers
01-03-2019 | 14:11:00
The telecom industry continues to grow in Africa as operators try to cater for the increasing demand for better services from their consumers
[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa
19-02-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.
[Interview] Basie Pharedi, Co-Founder, Nabutone Connect, South Africa
14-02-2019 | 08:03:00
Basie Pharedi is CTO and co-founder of South Africa based fintech company, Nabutone Connect, provider of modern payment solutions.
[Africa Tech Week] More collaborations needed to promote internet safety among children and young people in Africa
09-02-2019 | 05:50:00
This week, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people.
[Interview] Seth Mundhe, Founder, Ejenzi Africa, Kenya
05-02-2019 | 10:04:00
After years of experience working in the construction industry, Seth Mundhe identified a need in the market and set up an online marketplace to satisfy it.
[Africa Tech Week] Young innovators driving Africa’s growth
27-01-2019 | 05:53:02
Today, more than ever, African countries are seeking out new opportunities for growth and move beyond business as usual. Young people are playing a key role in this and are coming up with innovative ideas and solutions to drive this growth.
[Ghana] Mobile money interoperability shows 2.2 million transactions in December
21-01-2019 | 09:08:00
Cross network mobile money transfers were done about 2.2 million times between May and December last year.
[Africa Tech Week] Cloud Computing is taking off dramatically across African markets
20-01-2019 | 08:36:00
Cloud computing enables companies to consume IT resources – Hardware, Software and Storage – as a utility — just like electricity — rather than having to build and maintain computing infrastructures in-house.
[Interview] Daniel Murithi, Director, Starling Technologies Limited, Kenya
17-01-2019 | 14:00:00
Dan Murithi is the Director, of Starling Technologies Limited, a web development and software solution company located in Nairobi, Kenya.
Nigerians pay N56.8trn electronically in 2018
07-01-2019 | 08:57:00
Reports from the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System have indicated that Nigeria’s e-payment services, recorded transactions worth N56.85 trillion from January to September last year.
[Africa Tech Week] Mobile money is driving financial inclusion in Africa
22-12-2018 | 08:44:25
Mobile money – pioneered since 2007 by Kenya’s Safaricom with its M-Pesa platform – can include more people into the economy in Africa and be the base of more sophisticated forms of e-commerce.
The nightmare before Christmas: Over 50% of South African shoppers have had their financial credentials compromised
19-12-2018 | 08:05:00
Cybercriminals targeting consumers’ banking credentials or online shopping accounts could hit the jackpot this holiday season as shown by the Kaspersky Lab report “From festive fun to password panic: Managing money online this Christmas”,
Xalam Analytics: Can Data Localization Laws Boost African Cloud and Colocation Markets?
18-12-2018 | 13:10:00
On the surface, requiring companies to host data locally would seem an attractive option to foster local industry and data sovereignty. The question is whether it ultimately does more harm than good
[Africa Tech Week] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud in Africa
14-12-2018 | 07:38:40
Questions have also been abound on the security of mobile money transactions platforms, and also on the capacity of African security agencies to tame the fraud. Progress is, however, being made.
[Africa Tech Week] African governments and organisations improving service delivery through digitization of services
29-11-2018 | 16:50:30
Digitization of services has enabled secure identification and access control. It has facilitated more efficient payments collection in major African cities, hospitals and even schools by streamlining processes.
[Kenya Business Week] Leveraging the blue economy wave to boost national purse
29-11-2018 | 13:36:00
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.
Black Friday alert: Popular online fashion shops among top targets for data stealing malware in 2018
15-11-2018 | 17:25:00
As the big annual holiday shopping season gets underway, new Kaspersky Lab research shows that banking Trojans are actively targeting online users of popular consumer brands, stealing credentials and other information through these sites.
[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Digital divide is impeding development
14-11-2018 | 08:45:10
By the end of the next decade, growth, productivity gains, and human development will be determined by levels of integration into the digital economy.
There are business opportunities in China, South African companies
13-11-2018 | 06:59:00
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
[Interview] Sam Chappatte, Managing Director, Jumia Kenya
08-11-2018 | 11:07:00
Sam Chappatte is the Managing Director, Jumia Kenya, an online shopping website operating in 14 African countries.
[Nigeria] Mobile money transactions hit N1.2trn in 9 months
08-11-2018 | 09:07:00
Statistics released by the Nigeria Interbank settlement System showed that despite the concerns over slow growth of the electronic payment system, mobile money is gaining traction in Nigeria.
[Column] Patrick Foster: Why Africa is becoming an e-commerce powerhouse
30-10-2018 | 09:00:00
The 21st century has seen a digital revolution in Africa: more people are online than ever before. Better intenet access has led to an increase in online retail, which has in turn resulted in a notable boost for the ecommerce economy across the entire African continent.
Your complimentary report: Lessons learned from Africa's massive data breach
23-10-2018 | 09:47:00
Cybercrime has dominated South Africa’s news headlines throughout the course of 2018, as one high-profile attack follows another on an almost monthly basis
[Africa Tech Week] Google empowering African communities
18-10-2018 | 14:59:00
Google has over the last few months been actively involved in different activities across the continent. The search giant has also been rolling out some new features and also working closely with different organizations to empower local communities.
[Column] Hannalie Marsh: Payments in Africa drives innovation
18-10-2018 | 11:03:00
There is a great demand in Africa for cross-border payments and a need to regulate the payment industry on the continent while at the same time opening it up to include non-banks.
Mall for Africa to sell cars from United States to buyers in Nigeria
16-10-2018 | 06:13:00
E-commerce platform Mall for Africa has announced that it will add cars from the United States to its list of items for sale.
[Africa Tech Week] Africa’s startup ecosystem continues to thrive
11-10-2018 | 11:53:36
The startup ecosystem in Africa is growing really fast and had a remarkable and successful year in 2017. The sector has attracted the attention of prominent personalities including Mark Zuckerberg and even Bill Gates. This attention opened up inroads for greater access for the startups to scale and even receive investments.
[SA Business Week] Key sectors appointments and a busy air route
05-10-2018 | 16:19:00
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
AfricaCom Cape Town: Attend for Free
28-09-2018 | 14:45:00
Africa’s largest enterprise tech, media and telecoms festival returns to Cape Town’s CTICC between the 13 – 15 November 2018
[Africa Tech Week] Facebook continues to empower African communities
27-09-2018 | 14:23:12
This week, Facebook announced the winners of its community leadership programme. Six Kenyans were among those who were selected to join the programme and will each receive cash prizes from Facebook to support their community initiatives.
[Interview] Carl Wazen, Co-founder, Yoco, South Africa
24-09-2018 | 09:40:00
Carl Wazen is the Co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Yoco, a point of sale payments company for small businesses in South Africa.
Vibrant mobile money market drives Somalia’s economy
13-09-2018 | 13:32:44
Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3–4 percent, according to the third Somalia Economic Update (SEU) published by the World Bank.
[Africa Tech Week] E-Learning transforming Africa’s education
13-09-2018 | 13:29:56
Unlike, the traditional chalk and board method which most of us went through during our early days in school, e-learning makes learning simpler, easier and more effective.
[Interview] Stephen Mutinda, Managing Director, Homestay Safari, Kenya
12-09-2018 | 12:54:16
Stephen Mutinda is the Managing Director of Homestay Safari Group, a Kenyan online accommodation booking platform for different facilities ranging from boutique hotels, furnished apartments, guest houses, villas and much more.
[Africa Tech Week] Technology driving Fintech growth in Africa
06-09-2018 | 10:27:00
Banks and other financial institutions are adopting new technologies to satisfy the growing demands of their customers across the continent.
[Nigeria] Mobile payments record 4.1% growth in three months
30-08-2018 | 12:40:41
From April to June, a total of 20.7 million transactions were carried out in the country through the mobile payment platforms.
[Nigeria] Startup Paystack, gets $8m funding from Stripe, Visa, others
30-08-2018 | 08:22:00
Paystack, a Nigeria-based startup providing payments tools to businesses in Africa, has raised $8 million in Series A funding.
FinTech & the African Findustrial Revolution | Free Webinar
24-08-2018 | 12:05:00
How is tech innovation delivering cutting-edge financial services and bridging the banking and digital divide?
SARS is Going After Potential Crypto Tax Evaders in South Africa
23-08-2018 | 13:06:49
In a bid to identify tax evaders, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is actively working towards identifying and tracking various transactions carried out by cryptocurrency traders.
[Africa Tech Week] African countries eyeing blockchain technology
23-08-2018 | 13:03:15
The use of technology in elections in Africa over the past years has continued to receive increased attention.
Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday
16-08-2018 | 11:48:00
According to Google Trends last year, South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived.
AfricaCom 2018: Cape Town | 13-15 November | Attend for Free
14-08-2018 | 07:12:00
Africa’s largest tech, media and telecoms festival returns to Cape Town’s CTICC, you can take your place amongst the world’s leading innovators
[Nigeria Business Week] Courting economic expansion one deal at a time
03-08-2018 | 21:15:00
International organisations have shown an increased interest in the Nigerian economy since the stablization of the dollar and the exit from the recent crisis that befell the country.
AfricaCom | Digital Week | 10-14 September 2018
30-07-2018 | 11:33:00
Shape Digital Africa at the biggest online event in African tech & telecoms
[Africa Tech Week] Actualizing Africa's Silicon Valley resolve
25-07-2018 | 10:15:00
With Africa blazing the trail in innovations driven primarily by a new breed of young, intelligent and overly enthusiastic techies, international institutions have been lining up to tap into these innovators.
[Africa Tech Week] Tapping e-commerce to grow intra Africa trade
19-07-2018 | 10:50:00
In Africa, intra regional trade accounts for a paltry 15 per cent of all trading compared to Europe where trade between the region’s nations stand at 70 per cent and Asia’s 51 per cent.
DHL partners MallforAfrica for African-Made products marketplace site
16-07-2018 | 08:35:00
DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its partnership with e-commerce giant, MallforAfrica’s new platform, Marketplace Africa, to help online retailers bring African-made products to the US and global market.
Western Union opens office in Ivory Coast
09-07-2018 | 13:38:00
Western Union, a leader in global cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announced today the opening of an office in Ivory Coast.
[Startup Interview] Fredrick Kirui, Director, AfricaSokoni, Kenya
27-06-2018 | 06:52:00
A growing middle class with an affinity for spending and keen on convenience has birthed innovative online applications across Africa. E-commerce has been at the heart of this internet renaissance.
Mastercard and Selcom collaborate to turn Tanzanian economy cashless
26-06-2018 | 08:55:00
Mastercard and Selcom have expanded their collaboration by signing a seven year strategic partnership agreement to introduce a variety of payment solutions in the country, thus supporting Tanzania’s goal of becoming a cashless economy.
[Nigeria] Union Bank receives PCI DSS recertification
12-06-2018 | 10:02:24
Union Bank announces its attainment of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 3.2 recertification and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification.
[Cameroon] Ministry of Secondary Education adopts MTN Mobile Money
04-06-2018 | 09:17:00
MTN announces the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Secondary Education for the use of its Mobile Money solution for the payment of school fees and related charges in Cameroonian secondary schools.
[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: The speed of Technology- Bucks have become bits and bytes
30-05-2018 | 08:27:50
Technology is becoming increasingly safe, online shopping is not a rarity anymore, even here in Namibia.
[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: The speed of Technology- Bucks have become bits and bytes
29-05-2018 | 10:01:00
Technology is becoming increasingly safe, online shopping is not a rarity any more, even here in Namibia.
Mastercard, IFC partnership reaches 7.2 million new digital financial service users in Sub Saharan Africa
17-05-2018 | 15:13:05
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation have released a new report documenting the transformation underway in financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mastercard, IFC partnership reaches 7.2 million new digital financial service users in Sub Saharan Africa
17-05-2018 | 09:04:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation have released a new report documenting the transformation underway in financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
[Kenya] Mobile money payments hit Sh3.7trn in 12 months
03-05-2018 | 07:40:00
Cash transacted via mobile phones hit Sh3.7 trillion in the 12 months through March. This was helped by rising uptake of mobile loans, amidst concern that a lot of the advances go into the fast-growing gambling industry.
Central Bank of Nigeria limits USSD transactions to N100,000 per day
30-04-2018 | 13:15:00
Effective June 2018, bank customers will not be able to use Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) channel to conduct transactions more than N100, 000 per day.
Lonestar Cell MTN and Youtap launch Momo Pay in Liberia
26-04-2018 | 06:24:56
Mobile network operator Lonestar Cell MTN and Youtap have launched Momo Pay, a contactless mobile payment service for Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money users in Liberia.
[South Africa] HPS increases Africa presence with Johannesburg office
24-04-2018 | 06:45:10
HPS, a multinational company and provider of electronic payment solutions has increased its presence within Africa with a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sky.Garden partners with Interswitch to launch Instant mobile money seller payment options for its vendors
20-04-2018 | 11:11:22
eCommerce company Sky.Garden has made groundbreaking implementations to its payments module to ensure real-time payments to their sellers after signing a deal with digital payments firm Interswitch.
[Kenya] Mobile commerce deals pass $10b mark
17-04-2018 | 09:09:34
The value of mobile commerce transactions in Kenya has passed the Ksh1 trillion ($10 billion) mark for the first time.
[Nigeria] Konga and Yudala merge e-commerce operations
16-04-2018 | 09:50:00
Konga, Nigerian online mall and Yudala, African composite e-commerce company have officially announced a merger of their operations which will see them effectively become the biggest organized retail and e-commerce/marketplace outfit on the African continent.
Tigo Tanzania achieves global mobile money certification
16-04-2018 | 06:30:00
Tigo Tanzania’s mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa, has received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, recognizing Tigo’s ability to deliver safe, transparent, reliable and more resilient services that promote consumer rights and prevent malicious transactions.
Diamond Trust Bank partners with WorldRemit to launch instant money transfers to Kenya
13-04-2018 | 13:04:00
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited (DTB) to further expand money transfer in the region.
PayGate rebrands, extends reach into Africa
12-04-2018 | 06:43:12
In a further move to optimize its service offering, DPO Group, Direct Pay Online, will be rolling up its Southern African payment service providers (PSP’s) group into the consolidated brand of DPO PayGate.
WorldRemit partners with Lebara to connect new customers to its money transfer service to Africa
10-04-2018 | 10:24:00
Lebara and WorldRemit, two leading brands serving international residents, have entered into a strategic partnership making WorldRemit the exclusive global money transfer partner of Lebara.
$1 billion in transactions processed on Ecobank Mobile App in Africa in 18 months
10-04-2018 | 06:56:00
The Ecobank Mobile App, a single, unified financial services application across 33 African countries, has processed 9 million transactions worth over $1 billion since launch less than 18 months ago.
[Nigeria] Fintech startup Zoto grows transaction base by 56%
09-04-2018 | 11:21:00
Zoto, a product of Hedonmark Management Services Limited and Nigeria’s growing payment solution, today announces that its transacting user base and order volume grew by 56% and 200% respectively in the last financial year.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with Paypal and Transferto to allow transfer of funds to and from MPESA
09-04-2018 | 09:20:00
Safaricom, PayPal and TransferTo have announced a collaboration on a new service that will allow movement of funds between M-PESA and PayPal accounts, a huge boost to international eCommerce.
South Africa, Kenya and Morocco drive Africa online retail sales, yStats.com report
06-04-2018 | 11:37:51
Online retail sales in Africa accounted for less than one per cent of the global total last year, even though some nations have already undergone a rapid growth period.
[Interview] Shane Leahy, CEO, Tola Mobile
05-04-2018 | 13:06:28
Tola Mobile has positioned itself as a one stop shop for merchants to connect with different types of mobile wallets, offering an easy process to take payments from across several markets and industries.