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Safaricom bid to cap free M-Pesa transactions flops

Kenya’s leading operator Safaricom has lost a bid to cap transactions on its mobile money platform M-Pesa. The...

Tech-savvy Kenya must embrace automated communications

Modern customers are increasingly becoming information seekers rather than passive recipients of information. A great deal more is therefore required from organisations when it...

Kenya ICT Ministry launches Covid-19 call centre for healthcare workers

The government of Kenya as launched a Covid-19 contact Centre for front line workers at the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK). The call...

How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda, which was ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report and top four in the...

MTN cleared to continue operations in Uganda

MTN Uganda has been granted a licence renewal for a period of 12 years in an agreement with the Ugandan Government.

Safaricom’s Finance Chief heads to Vodafone

Kenya’s leading telecom operator Safaricom, has announced the departure of the company’s  Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Board Executive Director Sateesh Kamath.

Rwanda: Government deploys robots in COVID-19 fight

The Government of Rwanda has deployed robots in the fight against COVID-19, in a move aimed at reducing contact between medics and patients....

Visa connects to Kenya’s M-Pesa

Since its 2007 launch in Kenya, demand for Safaricom's  M-Pesa  payment product never eased. The  fintech app has commanded over 70% of the mobile money...

Tigo Tanzania partners East Africa Mobile Money service providers

Tanzania’s leading Telecommunications company, Tigo Tanzania, launched a service that allows all Tigo Pesa customers to send and receive cash on their mobile...

Visa, Safaricom eye m-Pesa digital development deal

Safaricom revealed a tie-up with global transaction giant Visa on developing digital payment services for the operator’s m-Pesa platform and expanding e-commerce...

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