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The Staff, 4/17/2017
M-Tiba, the mobile health wallet service developed for the Kenyan market, now has more than 500,000 users, according to its founders.
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/12/2017
Fintech specialist company MFS Africa has announced a significant addition to its board with the appointment of Michael Joseph as a non-executive director.
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/28/2017
Johannesburg is one of the cities in line to host an OpenLab, a collaborative research and development (R&D) center funded and built by Huawei Technologies that is designed to foster partnerships and cooperation amongst communications technology developers.
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/17/2017
With operations in 19 markets, Orange is undoubtedly one of the dominant service provider names in Africa, and has just added Burkina Faso to the list of countries where the Orange brand is now being deployed. (See this Orange press release.)
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Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 3/10/2017
Pan-African group MTN released a tough set of results on March 2, a culmination of what Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko called the company's "most challenging year in [its] 22 year-history." Reported revenues for the full year 2016 were 147.92 billion Rand (US$11.13 billion), flat compared with 2015, while reported EBITDA declined by 31% to R40.75 billion ...
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/8/2017
When former senior Vodafone executive Rob Shuter agreed to become the new group CEO at MTN, he must have known it was going to be a challenging role.
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The staff, 3/8/2017
Mobile commerce has revolutionized consumer spending habits and the understanding of retail business trends in markets such as Kenya, thanks to the popularity of digital commerce services such as M-PESA, hard cash is still at the heart of many transactions, even in relatively advanced African markets. (See Finance and Commerce on the 'Mobile Continent'.)
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/6/2017
Over-the-top (OTT) applications specialist One Global is seeking to bolster its position in the digital finance sector with the launch of a mobile app and a new name for the Africa and Middle East region.
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The Staff, 3/1/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- The global mobile community is in Barcelona this week, including all of the industry's leading industry analysts.
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