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4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

2 days ago

Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June.

By Lisa Steingold 3 days ago

Disrupting cash transactions in growth markets

Youtap partners with MatchMove to deliver open-loop payments for mobile money customers in Africa and Asia...

15 Jun 2017

Mobile payments deliver on meals for workers

Jumia Food, the online food delivery marketplace under Jumia Group, just signed a new mobile payment agreement with international HR reward scheme provider, Sodexo Group, to cater for the Kenyan market...

8 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor

UN study: Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty...

2 Jun 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn...

17 May 2017

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

Kenyans in diaspora are biggest senders of mobile money

Kenyans abroad are the biggest senders of mobile to mobile remittances, as data shows that 93% of WorldRemit's money transfers to Kenya go to mobile money accounts...

29 Mar 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

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

Telecoms merger could see major shakeup in Ghana

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

27 Jan 2017

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