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Date: 26 Aug 2016
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WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed.
WorldRemit calls for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue...

10 Aug 2016

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Vodacom to expand video service in Africa

Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Video Play, to the African continent...

2 Aug 2016

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Reducing the mobile gender gap in Africa by 2020

Orange Mali, Smart Burundi, Smart Tanzania, Smart Uganda, Tigo Chad, Tigo Ghana, Tigo Senegal, Tigo Tanzania and Zantel, have all signed up to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative...

28 Jul 2016

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Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

Tuluntulu says watching video on smartphones in Africa is becoming more affordable and African video content is set to increase...

27 Jul 2016

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Unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpass half a billion

Mobile ecosystem adds more than $150 billion in economic value to African economy...

26 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail
From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

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Deepening financial inclusion in Ghana

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payments, has developed a strong partnership with Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems...

14 Jul 2016

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Satellite broadband for Ghana schools

Dizengoff Ghana selects Gilat to implement a turnkey solution for the delivery of satellite-based broadband to schools and cellular services in rural Ghana...

5 Jul 2016

Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa
Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa

Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa, says Uber...

By Ebi Atawodi 14 Jun 2016

Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware
Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware

Africa's mobile-first status may make us more vulnerable, as the threat of mobile malware rises globally...

8 Jun 2016

First Pan-African OOH measurement product
First Pan-African OOH measurement product

GeoPoll, Kantar Media, and Cuende announce first Pan-African Out of Home measurement product...

2 Jun 2016

Winning team MedRX from Ghana
Winner of MTN entrepreneurship challenge announced

The largest student African Entrepreneurship challenge saw finalists from Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania compete for top honours...

1 Jun 2016

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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

31 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Growth in mobile money transfers

Ghanaian diaspora embrace MTN Mobile Money when sending home with WorldRemit....

24 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

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Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

GIBA announces partnership with GeoPoll and Kantar Media
GIBA announces partnership with GeoPoll and Kantar Media

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association announced that it has partnered with mobile surveying company GeoPoll to be the provider of media data to GIBA members...

27 Nov 2015

[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!
[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!

The need for greater digital literacy was addressed at the recent Mobile360 Africa conference...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Oct 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'
Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa have announced the launch of 'Ebola Public Health Project' under Vodafone's Ghana Foundation's 'Mobile for Good' initiative, on Kirusa's platform...

24 Feb 2015

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015

Tigo Ghana appoints new head of mobile
Tigo Ghana appoints new head of mobile

Tara Squire has joined Tigo Ghana as its new Head of Mobile, responsible for both the Commercial and Mobile Financial Services strategy and execution...

9 Dec 2014

[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave
[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave

There's a swelling global wave of participatory citizenship. While it's definitely the way forward and enhanced by mobile, there are unique challenges to be faced in Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2014

[MRMW] Adapt or die - spotlight on mobile market research
[MRMW] Adapt or die - spotlight on mobile market research

Market research is a tricky topic, particularly when related to mobile use in Africa. Simplify the process by being device-agnostic and keeping literacy and language top of mind...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Nov 2014

Vantage contributes to 4G LTE network expansion in Ghana
Vantage contributes to 4G LTE network expansion in Ghana

Vantage Mezzanine has provided $30m of expansion capital to Surfline Communications together with a fund co-investor in order to further expand Surfline's 4G LTE network in Ghana...

4 Nov 2014

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

Vodafone to release iPhone 6 in Ghana
Vodafone to release iPhone 6 in Ghana

IT News Africa reports that Vodafone Ghana will be releasing the iPhone6 and 6 Plus in the country with 15GB of data which will be valid for 90 days after purchase, for free...

7 Oct 2014

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014

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