Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

MTN Ghana Hands Over Multimillion Dollar Maternity Block to Tema General Hospital

Tema, Ghana, July 20, 2018//-MTN Ghana on Friday, July 20, 2018 handed over fully furnished maternity block to the Tema General Hospital to ease congestion at the government health facility.

A Regulatory Approach to Fintech

July 19, 2018//-In the 19th century, when Alexander Graham Bell was awarded a patent for the telephone, the only way to communicate rapidly over long distances was by telegraph.

Capital Floods in for Flourishing African Fintech, Payments Sector

London, United Kingdom, July 19, 2018/ — Close to US$100 million of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector, with a significant amount of capital still to be deployed this year, and prospects for the sector looking bullish, according to telecom, media and tech news and events company, […]

Uganda Cashing in on Social Media, Mobile Money Tax

July 19, 2018//-Uganda announced Tuesday that it had collected Ush7 billion (about $1.8 million) from newly-introduced levies on social media use and mobile money transactions.

CEO: No Extension of MTN Ghana IPO Beyond its Deadline

Accra, Ghana, July 18, 2018//-MTN Ghana says it won’t extend its ongoing Initial Public Offer (IPO) on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) beyond the July 31, 2018 deadline.

MTN Pulls Out of EU Market, Sells Unit for $304 Million 

July 17, 2918//-MTN Group Ltd has agreed to sell its Cyprus unit to Monaco Telecom SA for about 260 million euros ($304 million) as Africa’s biggest wireless carrier by subscribers makes good on a pledge to offload unwanted parts of its empire.

Interpay Africa CEO Saqib Nasir Wins Industry Award

Accra, Ghana, July 16, 2018//-Saqib Nazir, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Interpay Africa, has received the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Ghana’s Fintech & Telecom Sector’ award at the ninth Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA) 2018.

UAE Exchange Rebrands its Africa Operations as Unimoni

Nairobi, Kenya, July 12, 2018/ — UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”.

Nigerian Labour Congress Shuts MTN Office in Maiduguri Over Workers’ Welfare

July 11, 2018//-The Borno State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has closed down MTN Nigeria in Maiduguri over alleged insensitivity to workers’ welfare.

Nigeria: MTN Shuts Abuja Office

Abuja, Nigeria, July 10, 2018//-The MTN office in the Maitama District of Abuja, on Tuesday was under lock and key following the nationwide picketing of the company by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

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