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Former Vodafone Ghana CEO Joins MTN
Paula Gilbert  
7/18/2019   Post a comment
Yolanda Cuba is joining MTN as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer.
Safaricom Planning E-Commerce Expansion in 2020
Paula Gilbert  
7/17/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan telecoms operator wants to expand its e-commerce proposition, Masoko, to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by next year.
South Africa Leads the Continent in Mobile Download Speeds
Paula Gilbert  
7/9/2019   Post a comment
South Africa has the fastest mobile download speeds of ten African countries monitored by mobile analytics company Opensignal.
Michael Joseph Returns to Lead Safaricom
Paula Gilbert  
7/2/2019   Post a comment
Former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph will be stepping back into the role in an interim capacity after the death of CEO Bob Collymore.
Bob Collymore Loses His Battle With Cancer
Paula Gilbert  
7/1/2019   Post a comment
The Safaricom CEO passed away on Monday morning at his home in Nairobi at the age of 61.
Orange in Talks to Enter Ethiopia
Iain Morris  
6/24/2019   1 comment
French telecom incumbent may expand its African footprint by acquiring a stake in Ethio Telecom or snapping up a new license, says company's CFO.
Orange Keeps MEA Sales Growth Target at 5% as Focus Shifts
Iain Morris  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
French operator is pushing into new data, money and business opportunities as the mainstream voice business shows signs of exhaustion.
Naspers-owned PayU Buys Iyzico for $165M
Paula Gilbert  
6/12/2019   Post a comment
PayU has added the Turkish fintech startup to its payments basket as it aims to become the world's number one fintech investor.
MTN Adds AI to Mobile Money Services
Paula Gilbert  
6/10/2019   Post a comment
The telco giant now has a chatbot to help users navigate its Mobile Money services.
Bharti Airtel Boasts Further African Growth
Paula Gilbert  
6/5/2019   Post a comment
The Indian-headquartered company has reported a 10%+ rise in both subscribers and revenue in Africa during its most recent full financial year.
Why I'm Excited for a Connected Africa
Paula Gilbert  
6/5/2019   1 comment
My new role as editor of the Connecting Africa community offers great opportunities to track the development of the continent's comms and IT sectors, highlight gender equality progress and share coffee/wine tips.
Safaricom & Vodacom Form Joint Venture to Buy M-Pesa Platform From Vodafone
Wei Shi  
5/24/2019   Post a comment
Pair hope deal will lead to new mobile-money products and expansion into new markets.
Collymore Extends His Stay at Safaricom
Ray Le Maistre  
5/23/2019   Post a comment
CEO signs up for another year.
Kenya Provides Expats With Best Digital Life in Africa, Finds Survey
Wei Shi  
5/23/2019   Post a comment
Cashless payments and mobile number access scored highly for Kenya.
Africa Will Not Miss the Digital Revolution, Vow Presidents
Wei Shi  
5/22/2019   Post a comment
Africa was well represented at the recent VivaTech startup event in Paris.
Vodacom Boosts Annual Revenues, Subs Numbers
Wei Shi  
5/13/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom has reported a decent financial year, supported by strong international business.
Safaricom Delivers Solid Growth in FY19
Wei Shi  
5/3/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's leading operator reported a 7% increase in revenue and a 10% EBITDA hike for its full financial year that ended in March.
Orange Boasts Strong Q1 in Africa, Middle East
Ray Le Maistre  
4/30/2019   Post a comment
While customer numbers remain flat, revenues are up and 4G uptake is significant.
Safaricom Set for New CEO – Report
Ray Le Maistre  
4/30/2019   Post a comment
Operator reacts to Reuters story about CEO Bob Collymore's impending departure but fails to confirm any plans.
New Effort to Separate M-Pesa from Safaricom
Wei Shi  
4/26/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's dominant operator might once again find itself fighting to hang on to its popular mobile finance operation.
Kenya's Telecom Regulator Forced to Clarify Its SIM Disconnection Policy
Wei Shi  
4/23/2019   Post a comment
Contrary to some media reports, Kenya's Communication Authority will not disconnect improperly registered SIMs on May 18.
Mobile Ecosystem Boosts GDP, Jobs in West Africa – GSMA
Wei Shi  
4/18/2019   Post a comment
The mobile sector is responsible for 8.7% of West Africa's GDP, according to industry body the GSMA.
Mobile Still Growing in Kenya, But So Is Fraud
Wei Shi  
4/2/2019   Post a comment
Kenya is starting to display many characteristics of a mature market.
MTN Uses AI to Offer Top-Up App via WhatsApp
Wei Shi  
3/27/2019   Post a comment
As mobile operator plans launch of its own messaging application, it is offering useful top-up functions via WhatsApp.
Ericsson Begins Search for New MEA Chief
Ray Le Maistre  
3/13/2019   Post a comment
Mobile networking giant is on the hunt for a new head of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) unit as Rafiah Ibrahim takes one step towards the exit door at Ericsson.
Safaricom, Ant Financial Enable Alibaba Trading Using M-PESA
Wei Shi  
3/13/2019   Post a comment
Kenyan businesses can now use M-PESA to pay overseas suppliers, particularly those in China, trading through the Alibaba e-commerce platform.
MTN Raises Targets After a Tough Year
Wei Shi  
3/7/2019   Post a comment
Despite many challenges, MTN reported promising financials for the full year 2018 and has raised its mid-term targets.
New Twist to the Airtel/Telkom Merger Saga in Kenya
Wei Shi  
3/5/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's parliamentary committee called the deal a scandal and is demanding for clarifications on remaining issues.
Ericsson Wallet to Power MTN Mobile Money for Five More Years
Wei Shi  
3/1/2019   Post a comment
Existing mobile money relationship is extended and expanded.
Airtel's African Turnaround
Guy Zibi  
3/1/2019   Post a comment
Nobody saw that coming... so how has Airtel done it?
Africa & Middle East Shine for Orange
Wei Shi  
2/21/2019   Post a comment
Major mobile operator Orange says its AME business was a major growth contributor in 2018.
Airtel Africa Gets Another Cash Injection, Adds Customers
Ray Le Maistre  
2/1/2019   Post a comment
Qatar Investment Authority is to invest US$200 million in Airtel's Africa operations, becoming the latest external investor to pump money into the regional operation.
Vodacom Reports Growth Despite Tough SA Market
Wei Shi  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom reported a decline in revenues in its home market of South Africa during the final three months of 2018 but its other operations helped it post a 1.5% growth in sales.
WorldRemit Sets Up Shop in South Africa, Eyes IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
1/17/2019   Post a comment
Digital money transfer specialist now has license to make money transfers from South Africa and has opened an office in Johannesburg as it seeks further funding and aims for an IPO.
Zimbabweans Blocked From Social Media, Public Internet
Wei Shi  
1/16/2019   1 comment
Amidst anti-government protests and riots, the country's telecom operators and ISPs followed directives to shut down social media and went even further, blocking Internet access for 24 hours.
Who Might Buy Millicom's African Assets?
Ray Le Maistre  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
With Liberty Latin America in talks to acquire Millicom, what will become of the latter's African assets?
Kenyan Government Steps In to Standardize Mobile Money Services
Wei Shi  
12/18/2018   Post a comment
Kenya's Communications Authority is working with the Central Bank to develop a common platform to support interoperability between mobile money solutions.
MTN, Orange Forge Mobile Money Interop Deal
Wei Shi  
11/23/2018   Post a comment
Two leading mobile operators in Africa are to set up a joint venture called Mowali to enable mobile money service interoperability across sub-Saharan Africa.
AfricaCom 2018 Day 1: The Roads, the Chase & a Monoblock Phone
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Africa's largest telecom trade show, the 21st iteration of AfricaCom, opened today in Cape Town. Connecting Africa is reporting the most eye-catching stories from the show.
Africa's Digital Future Looks Bright: Ovum
Wei Shi  
11/8/2018   Post a comment
The newly published Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report identifies mobile broadband access, mobile money, digital services and 5G as the growth sectors.
Blockchain Technology Set to Transform African Financial Services
Gabriella Jeakins  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
With under a week to go until AfricaCom 2018, Connecting Africa speaks to some of the AfricaCom Ambassadors, a group of 30 leaders and innovators from across the continent who are driving Africa's digital transformation. First up: VALR.com's Farzam Ehsani.
Safaricom Reports Strong Growth in Fiscal First Half
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan market leader continues to add customers and grow its revenues, earnings and network coverage but there are clouds on the horizon.
Senegal's Fintech Startup Sudpay Is Playing the Taxman
Wei Shi  
9/25/2018   1 comment
Sudpay will help the local tax authorities track and collect taxes to finance local public services, in exchange for a commission.
Kenya's President Ups Internet, Voice Calls Tax
Wei Shi  
9/20/2018   Post a comment
To compensate his reduction of tax on petroleum products, Uhuru Kenyatta is bumping up tax on phone calls and internet use.
Fintech Startup Yoco Turns Smartphones Into POS Terminals
Wei Shi  
9/10/2018   Post a comment
The South African fintech startup's solution enables 20,000 merchants to receive card payments.
Ugandan Fintech Startup Targets Payments Broker Role
Wei Shi  
9/4/2018   Post a comment
While retail is moving more and more cashless, Uganda's OlyCash is helping the 'unbanked.'
MTN Ghana Boasts IPO Success
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
But MTN didn't raise as much as hoped.
Cash for Data: Fintech Startup Playing a Long Game
Wei Shi  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
Nigeria's Thank U Cash has a different approach for its loyalty program.
Mixed Bag for MTN in H1
Ray Le Maistre  
8/8/2018   Post a comment
The operator added subscribers and improved margins but its debts and challenges in Iran and other markets are making investors nervous.
Orange Boosted by Data Demand
Iain Morris  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
Orange reports strong growth in sales and earnings, thanks to consumer appetite for mobile data services.
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