Category Archives: Mobile

MTN Rwanda launches Fintech Subsidiary

MTN Rwanda has received approval from the Central Bank to set up its FinTech subsidiary, Mobile Money Rwanda Ltd, in a move that is likely to intensify competition in the financial system. The firm, which was permitted to run the operators mobile money operations from April 27 and will be headed by CEO Chantal Kagame. [...]

Anghami launches Live Radio feature

Anghami, the Middle East and North Africas largest streaming platform, has introduced its first-ever Live Radio feature allowing users to create and contribute to a social music-sharing experience. It will enable users to talk whilst streaming songs, playlists and podcasts, creating a real-time experience of a podcast but along with real-time user engagement. Anghami also [...]

Ethio Telecom to launch new mobile money service in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom has announced the launch of its new mobile money service called TeleBirr which will be available to Ethio Telecom subscribers. Tele Birr, an innovative mobile money solution from Ethio-telecom, will allow customers to send, receive, store, transfer, and spend their money through electronic mobile phone accounts. Tele birr also helps in paying bills [...]

Deezer to launch Dance Africa playlists

Deezer has announced its partnership with Africas top musicians to launch its Dance Africa series of playlists which will include music from 22 artists across the continent such as South Africas Master KG, Kamo Mphela, Makhadzi and De Mthuda, as well as Nigerias WurlD and Toofan, among others, who each share their top songs. WurlD said: Dance [...]

Vodacom and MTN bid for Ethiopia telecom licence

Ethiopias finance ministry confirmed two final bids for new operating licences, with MTN Group and a consortium including Vodafone Group, Vodacom and Safaricom in the running to enter the market. The countrys overdue application process ended this week with the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance announcing final bids had been received from MTN, and a consortium [...]

Axian Group to invest $500 million in Tanzania

Axian Group intends to invest $500 million in Tanzania following the purchase of telecommunication assets in the East African country and is seeking more deals to further expand in the region. A consortium led by the Antananarivo; Madagascar-based conglomerate announced April 19 the purchase of Millicom International Cellulars Tanzanian operations. Acquiring Tigo Tanzania and Zanzibar [...]