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Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that downloads for video conferencing and online meetings platform Zoom dramatically increased by 1,270% between February 22 and March 22. The spike in downloads is due to many people working from home as a result of the Coronavirus.
MTN Cameroon announces the suspension, effective Friday, 20 March 2020, of the payment of fees on money transfers between MTN Mobile Money accounts.
Orange Morocco has announced the launch of Orange Money in the kingdom. This service will allow Moroccans to make mobile payments and transfer money using their phones.
Kenya Fintech startup, JointPesa in partnership with Finserve Africa has launched an e-commerce transaction platform dabbed “JointPesa” which will see both online customers and sellers protected from online cons and fraudsters.
The frustration experienced by around 11 million South Africans who do not have access to financial services will now be a thing of the past, with the launch of MTN SA’s mobile money service, known as MoMo, today.
Korba is here again to excite its customers with a new innovative service named “KORBA WHATSAPP” – an additional access channel to the very popular USSD code *365#.
Letshego Holdings Limited, which is headquartered in Gaborone and has been publicly listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange since 2002, has partnered with MTN to launch mobile money loans in Eswatini.
Airtel Africa and Western Union have announced a strategic agreement to offer Western Union’s cross-border capability via the Airtel Money wallet, enabling customers to move money in real-time across 14 countries in Africa.
Safaricom and M-Gas have launched prepaid gas service for Kenyan households.
Afri Ride, a secure ride sharing mobile app with tailor-made solutions for the African traveling community, is now available in South Africa, and will be expanding into other African markets in the near future.
In a bid to continue offering all-round convenience and promote financial inclusion in Zambia, Airtel Mobile Commerce popularly known as Airtel Money has launched international money transfer services into Kenya and Uganda.
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Vodacom Tanzania to enable nine million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly to their M-Pesa wallets from friends and family living abroad.
Safaricom’s M-PESA ecosystem has won accolades from visiting Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
Ridesharing services offer commuters a far more cost effective, safe and convenient alternative to owning a vehicle, but there have been a few incidents in recent years where passengers have been tricked into getting into the wrong vehicle and assaulted, sometimes by drivers who have criminal records but managed to pass a background check.
A new cooperative fintech platform launched at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), CoegaX, aims to connect all South Africans to the digital economy by providing free payment services and interest-free production loans.
MTN has announced the fourth edition of MoMo Month. The month-long campaign ending in December 2020 under the theme Let’s Go Cashless, will involve a series of engagements to reward new, existing and potential MoMo customers as well as promotions for agents and partners.
MultiChoice Ghana has launched a battery of self-service platforms to help customers better manage their DStv and GOtv service during the festivities.
inDriver, an international online transportation application headquartered in USA, is now available to residents of Gaborone.
Safaricom has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Korea Telecom (KT) to launch a disease surveillance and awareness project that will enhance the country’s epidemic preparedness and control.
The oldest public company in Botswana, Botswana Post, continues to follow ride the innovation train with every day seeing the post coming up with life improving technologies, especially the ones that speaks to fintech.
Kenya’s food on demand market is poised for double growth next year on high internet penetration and insatiable appetite for junk foods by a time conscious burgeoning middle class.
uKheshe, a locally developed financial inclusion platform, has further enhanced its offering to the unbanked by collaborating with Mastercard to enable informal traders, street vendors and casual labourers to accept digital payments through Masterpass, Mastercard’s digital payment service.
The Botswana Medicines Regulatory Authority BoMRA has made strategic interventions in the health space by introducing the Medical Safety Mobile App.
MTN is ramping up its efforts to enhance access to digital and financial services for its customers.
Stakeholders from 8 African countries deliberate on policies and frameworks to drive innovation, technology and sustainable mobile payment ecosystem.
Customers of Ghana’s leading network operator MTN and Ecobank Ghana can now walk into any of the 54 MTN Service Centres across the country to purchase any Samsung smartphone devices and pay in installments over a period of 6 to 12 months, thanks to a new Customer Device Financing programme rolled out by MTN, Ecobank and Samsung in Accra.
Bookings Africa has launched its new mobile app, which is believes is set to revolutionise the pan-African marketplace for the Gig economy.
Airtel Africa and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated have signed a partnership which will allows millions of Airtel Money and Ecobank customers across Africa to improve their access to mobile financial services and carry out a variety of mobile transactions.
Safaricom’s M-PESA has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects of the last 50 years by Project Management Institute (PMI) in its 2019 Most Influential Projects list.
Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, has collaborated with AirtelTigo Money (ATM) to enable Ghanaians to receive international money transfers through Western Union directly into AirtelTigo Money mobile wallets.
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.
Ghanaian drivers working with transport network companies including Uber, Bolt and Yango have embarked on a strike action to protest against low fare charges and the high cost of commissions.
Nigeria’s leading automotive trading platform, Cars45, has introduced its Emergency Service to deliver quick-response services for stranded consumers.
Ghanaians will now start enjoying free up to date health alerts on outbreak of infectious diseases, and information about the nearest hospital or clinic for prompt medication.
MTN Ghana has expressed confidence in the exponential growth of mobile financial services in the country following the passage of the Payment System and Service Act 987 this year.
Africa is at the cutting edge of innovation, driving home-grown cashless solutions which open digital banking to more people.
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching new international mobile money services through a partnership with pan-African fintech MFS Africa.
Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a leading Fintech company in Africa and a subsidiary of the Econet Group, has announced the launch of Africa’s first integrated Social Payments platform branded Sasai. The platform, which will be available to individuals and businesses, will be offered in partnership with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).
Zeepay, a leading African financial technology (fintech) company, is seeking to reach more than 150 million mobile money wallets in 20 African countries as it partners global remittance giants to transfer monies directly to these mobile money wallets.
Users of the Gozem app can now order auto-rickshaws from their smartphones in Lomé, Togo and Cotonou, Benin.
The new Kwik delivery app aspires to quickly become the Number #1 of last-mile delivery services in Nigeria.
With high quality and quick connectivity, Truecaller Voice will provide a richer calling experience.