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Date: 20 Oct 2016
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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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#AfricaCom Kirusa's InstaVoice service surpasses 100 million monthly active users

Kirusa yesterday announced at AfricaCom, that its InstaVoice service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 million monthly active users.

16 Nov 2016

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Low cost digital payment solution for 33 African markets

Visa partners with Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments to millions of merchants across Africa...

7 Nov 2016

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

MTN denies illegal transfer of USD14bn from Nigeria
MTN denies illegal transfer of USD14bn from Nigeria

South Africa's MTN has denied it illegally transferred $13.9 billion from Nigeria, as it submitted to Senate hearings in this regard...

24 Oct 2016

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The importance of mobile threat defence

A rise in mobile malware demonstrates how vulnerable business is as the lines blur between personal and professional use...

By Rick Rogers 11 Oct 2016

The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology
The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people - technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past...

By Magnus Nmonwu 30 Aug 2016

WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed.
WorldRemit calls for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue...

10 Aug 2016

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Vodacom to expand video service in Africa

Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Video Play, to the African continent...

2 Aug 2016

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Reducing the mobile gender gap in Africa by 2020

Orange Mali, Smart Burundi, Smart Tanzania, Smart Uganda, Tigo Chad, Tigo Ghana, Tigo Senegal, Tigo Tanzania and Zantel, have all signed up to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative...

28 Jul 2016

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Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

Tuluntulu says watching video on smartphones in Africa is becoming more affordable and African video content is set to increase...

27 Jul 2016

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Unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpass half a billion

Mobile ecosystem adds more than $150 billion in economic value to African economy...

26 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail
From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa
Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa

Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa, says Uber...

By Ebi Atawodi 14 Jun 2016

Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware
Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware

Africa's mobile-first status may make us more vulnerable, as the threat of mobile malware rises globally...

8 Jun 2016

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Rise of African fintech changes how Africans transact

Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money...

By Dominique Collett 1 Jun 2016

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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

31 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

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'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

Craig Wilson
SA mobile prices among the highest in Africa

A new research study has found that SA has some of the least affordable prepaid mobile tariffs on the continent and is falling behind many of its neighbours because of high wholesale call rates between operators.

By Craig Wilson 13 Apr 2012

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched
Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

13 Mar 2012

Latest Apple iPhone to hit China on 13 January
Latest Apple iPhone to hit China on 13 January

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple has announced that the latest version of its hot-selling iPhones will be released in China and 21 other countries on 13 January. It is already available in South Africa.

6 Jan 2012

BlackBerry App World available in more African countries
BlackBerry App World available in more African countries

The BlackBerry App World is now available in nine additional African countries. Customers in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho can now discover, download a wide range of mobile applications for their BlackBerry smartphones.

10 Nov 2011

Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile
Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile

Neo@Ogilvy's global CEO, New-York based Nasreen Madhany, has been visiting South Africa for a corporate summit, where she talked up the role emerging markets will play in the future profitability of her company.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 5 Jul 2011

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