Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Ghana

Kigali, Rwanda, July 18, 2019//-The GSMA today announced a new partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to support the deployment of innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities.

Mobile Money Agents: Making a Living Would Have Been Difficult Without MoMo 

Accra, Ghana, July 17, 2019//-The revolution of mobile money transactions in the Ghanaian economy sparked by MTN Ghana is generating thousands of direct and indirect jobs for teeming youth in the country.

Airtel, MTN Unveil GSMA’s Digital Inclusive Initiative in Rwanda

Kigali, July 17, 2019//- Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country.

TECNO Wins Africa Information Tech & Telecoms Awards Phone of the Year

Lagos, Nigeria, July 15, 2019/ — TECNO SPARK 3, a smartphone model by TECNO, a global premier mobile phone brand, has been awarded as the smartphone brand of the year at the 2019 edition of the Africa Information Technology & Telecoms Awards (AITTA).

21 Days of Y’ello Care: MTN Ghana Touches Over 2,000 Lives Nationwide

Accra, July 12, 2019//-MTN Ghana today announced that it has touched over 2,000 lives nationwide during its 21 Days of Y’ello Care activities.

MTN Ghana Calls on BoG to Extend Mobile Money Transaction Limits  

Accra, Ghana, July 11, 2019//-The General Manager for Mobile Financial Services at MTN Ghana, Eli Hini today called on the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to extend the transaction limits of mobile money services in the country to speed up the country’s quest of becoming a cashlight economy within the shortest possible time.

Nigeria: Airtel Africa Debuts in Lagos in $4.4 billion Listing

July 11, 2019//-Airtel Africa (AAF.L) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday in a 1.36 trillion naira ($4.4 billion) flotation turning the telecoms company into the bourse’s third-largest stock by market value.

Kenya Hosts First Afro-Asia Fintech Fest

Nairobi, Kenya, July 11, 2019// – Plans for the inaugural Afro-Asia Fintech Festival have received a financial boost after the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) committed KSh10 million (US$975 000) for the event.

70-year-old Trader Wins Brand New Hyundai Car in MTN Mobile Money @ 10 Promo

Accra, Ghana, July 9, 2019//-Madam Rebecca Tsotso Quaye, a 70-year-old petty trader from Dansoman, a suburb of Accra today emerged as the ultimate winner of the first batch of the MTN Mobile Money @ 10 promotion.

Sudan: Siemens Partners with Plan International to Deliver Humanitarian Aid Initiatives

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8, 2019/ — Siemens and Plan International Germany have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on future humanitarian projects to assist marginalized populations across Africa, with initial emphasis on Sudan, specifically displaced communities affected by conflict in neighboring South Sudan.

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