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posted in November 2023
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Orange launches super app 'Max it' for Africa
  • Paula Gilbert
Telecoms operator Orange has launched its own super app, called Max it, in five African countries with plans to roll it out across its operations in Africa and the Middle East.
MWC Kigali: GSMA's Caroline Mbugua on mobile taxes in Africa
  • Connecting Africa Video
GSMA Director of Public Policy for sub-Saharan Africa, Caroline Mbugua, spoke to Connecting Africa at MWC Kigali 2023 about how high taxation on Africa's mobile sector is impacting device and service affordability for consumers.
ATF 2023: African startups win big
  • Matshepo Sehloho
The Africa Tech Festival held last week in Cape Town, South Africa, saw African startups winning accolades for their innovative skills as well as technological prowess.
MWC Kigali: Rosemary Kimaku on Ericsson's fintech business
  • Connecting Africa Video
Rosemary Kimaku, business development manager for mobile financial services (MFS) at Ericsson spoke to Connecting Africa at MWC Kigali 2023 about Ericsson's MFS business and how fintech is aiding financial and digital inclusion.
MWC Kigali: Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa on connectivity in Kenya
  • Connecting Africa Video
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa joined Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert at MWC Kigali 2023 for a video interview about the telecoms market in Kenya – the growth of 4G and 5G, M-Pesa and the telco's venture into Ethiopia.
Orange eyes more African 5G launches in 2024
  • Paula Gilbert
Orange Middle East and Africa CEO, Jérôme Hénique, told Connecting Africa that the group plans to launch 5G services in most of its African operations by the end of 2024, with Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire first in line.
Chipper Cash strengthens partnership with Visa
  • Connecting Africa News
Financial services company Chipper Cash has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Visa to collaborate on card issuance and join forces across regulatory and functional areas.
Vodacom SA, Old Mutual to offer personal loans
  • Paula Gilbert
Telecoms operator Vodacom is expanding its lending business to now offer personal loans in South Africa through a partnership with credit provider Old Mutual Finance.

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