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Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/17/2017
Kenya's Safaricom is to boost its workforce with the recruitment of another 300 customer care staff this year, saying the plans will reduce the pressure on existing employees and reduce call-waiting times for customers.
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Connecting Africa, 9/14/2017
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/12/2017
AgriTech startup iProcure has become the sixth and final African startup to be awarded investment by the Safaricom Spark Fund, which has shared US$1 million between its portfolio companies.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/7/2017
Kenya's Safaricom is reportedly eyeing expansion into other countries in east and west Africa where it sees a big opportunity in mobile money and e-commerce.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/4/2017
Kenya's leading mobile operator Safaricom is planning a major upgrade to its world-famous M-Pesa mobile money platform overnight on 9 September in a move that will take the service offline for a few hours but ultimately enhance the service for its millions of users.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/1/2017
Kenya's leading operator Safaricom has two new directors, with one of the appointments signaling the start of greater cooperation between Safaricom and its new shareholder, South Africa's Vodacom.
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The Staff, 8/21/2017
Fintech specialist Youtap has launched a QR (quick response) code solution and associated smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/18/2017
The increasing use of smartphones across Africa could help to boost the value of the continent's e-commerce market to US$75 billion within the next ten years, but some significant barriers to growth remain, according to a recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/17/2017
MTN Uganda has enrolled more than 2.5 million users for its MoKash savings and loans m-commerce service in just one year, the mobile operator announced this week.
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Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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Slevin
Posted by Slevin |  In reply to: Orange, Vodafone Eye Stake in Etisalat Nigeria Report
I hope Orange display better services in Africa than in France.

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Posted by matiss |  In reply to: Safaricom Boasts Enhanced 4G Service With LTE-A Deployments
Thats an inspiring story. Happy to land to the right article!  

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