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BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa

BBM has identified Africa as a priority focus for the rollout of a variety of its services, including mobile streaming television

8 May 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market

21 Apr 2017

MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine

LAGOS, Nigeria: South African telecoms giant MTN has paid nearly $100m of a $1.7bn fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria

3 Apr 2017

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

Kenya has began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects

27 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Aggressive African expansion for fintech startup Mama Money

The South African fintech startup, Mama Money, has announced the expansion of its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania…

10 Mar 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

ICT development initiative in Nigeria

Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria to support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture …

9 Feb 2017

Telecoms merger could see major shakeup in Ghana

Ghana's telecommunications sector could be in for a major shakeup…

27 Jan 2017

Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

A young Nigerian girl has developed an app to help children who are lost to find their way back home…

19 Jan 2017

Four solutions to common mobile network issues in Nigeria

Problems with mobile phone reception in Nigeria is quite recurrent, and while mobile networks are continuously spreading coverage

By Nkem Ndem V 28 Dec 2016

Rwandans can now buy fuel using MTN Mobile Money

Engen customers in Rwanda can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money in a new partnership deal announced last week

19 Dec 2016

'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines

The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines and improve care for patients across the region by using simple, available, and affordable technology

13 Dec 2016

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