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Why we chose 9Mobile as our new name - CEO
Why we chose 9Mobile as our new name - CEO

Nigeria's telecommunications company, formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, has launched its new brand identity - 9mobile, with the unveiling of a new name and logo...

11 Aug 2017

PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills
PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills

PayU Nigeria introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers...

10 Aug 2017

Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya
Uber jacks up security in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya

Uber has begun the African roll out of its Real-Time ID in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, in a bid to further improve passenger security...

26 Jul 2017

African winners in mobile remittance awards
African winners in mobile remittance awards

Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe win The RemTECH Award in the ‘Visionary Game Changer' category...

25 Jul 2017

In-app ticket purchase for local concerts, events in Nigeria
In-app ticket purchase for local concerts, events in Nigeria

BBM Messenger partners with Ariiyatickets to offer event tickets service to users in Nigeria...

24 Jul 2017

Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile
Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria' has changed its name to 9mobile...

19 Jul 2017

Randy Buday
eCommerce in Nigeria: the future is mobile

With a large population of 184 million and a relatively underdeveloped formal retail industry, Nigeria holds considerable potential for e-commerce...

7 Jul 2017

Y’ello Box
Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

The powerful Y'ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone...

28 Jun 2017

Mobile movie ticket services for Nigerians
Mobile movie ticket services for Nigerians

BBM Messenger and Nairabox bring movie tickets service to users in Nigeria...

22 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

Image source: Facebook
Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June...

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017

Nigerian rideshare app reports success
Nigerian rideshare app reports success

GoMyWay.com, the Nigerian rideshare app, reports that it has experienced a 150% increase in registered members and a 300% increase in the number of seats offered...

13 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum
Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor
Digital payments boost economic opportunity for poor

UN study: Digitisation of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty...

2 Jun 2017

BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa
BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa

BBM has identified Africa as a priority focus for the rollout of a variety of its services, including mobile streaming television...

8 May 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market...

21 Apr 2017

MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine
MTN pays $98m part of Nigerian fine

LAGOS, Nigeria: South African telecoms giant MTN has paid nearly $100m of a $1.7bn fine for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards in Nigeria...

3 Apr 2017

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds
Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

Kenya has began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects...

27 Mar 2017

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

20 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Mathieu Coquillon and Raphael Grojnowski Mama Money co-founders.
Aggressive African expansion for fintech startup Mama Money

The South African fintech startup, Mama Money, has announced the expansion of its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania…

10 Mar 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda
New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

ICT development initiative in Nigeria
ICT development initiative in Nigeria

Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria to support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture …

9 Feb 2017

Telecoms merger could see major shakeup in Ghana
Telecoms merger could see major shakeup in Ghana

Ghana's telecommunications sector could be in for a major shakeup…

27 Jan 2017

Tomisin Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)
Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

A young Nigerian girl has developed an app to help children who are lost to find their way back home…

19 Jan 2017

Four solutions to common mobile network issues in Nigeria
Four solutions to common mobile network issues in Nigeria

Problems with mobile phone reception in Nigeria is quite recurrent, and while mobile networks are continuously spreading coverage...

By Nkem Ndem V 28 Dec 2016

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Rwandans can now buy fuel using MTN Mobile Money

Engen customers in Rwanda can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money in a new partnership deal announced last week...

19 Dec 2016

'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines
'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines

The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines and improve care for patients across the region by using simple, available, and affordable technology...

13 Dec 2016

Kirusa's InstaVoice service breezes past 100 million monthly active users
Kirusa's InstaVoice service breezes past 100 million monthly active users

InstaVoice, based on Kirusa's patented technology, helps mobile users to be connected with each other using missed calls, voicemail, and Voice SMS...

22 Nov 2016

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