170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

LOME, Togo - Ecobank has appointed MFS Africa as digital payment partner. The customers of Ecobank, the Pan-African Banking Group in 33 African countries, can now transact with over 170 million mobile wallets across the continent.

1 day ago

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

In today's hyper-connected 'smart' world, we find ourselves operating at an increasing and ever demanding pace. To help facilitate this are the likes of laptops, smartphones, Google, YouTube, smartwatches, Google Home, Siri and numerous apps to name just a few. But as a society, how smart are we actually becoming?

By Gareth Grant 1 day ago

Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China
Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China

Africa's largest mobile money ecosystem has connected to China's largest payment service in real-time, with the partnership between Family Bank in Kenya and SimbaPay, launching instant transfers to China's WeChat.

5 Dec 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Two of Africa's largest mobile operators and mobile money providers, Orange Group and MTN Group announced a joint venture, Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), where the aim is to make interoperable payments across Africa.

27 Nov 2018

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022
5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022

A research report released by Ericsson has provided a perspective on how 5G can be realised in Africa. The Making 5G a reality for Africa report, which was conducted in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), reveals that 5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022, and we can expect to see 5G start being deployed by global leading operators during 2019.

27 Nov 2018

Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger
Africa's first AR experience on Facebook Messenger

Kenya's Huddah Cosmetics is the first social commerce merchant, powered by Mula, to launch product discovery through try-on experiences on Facebook Messenger with augmented reality. Pan-African Payments company, Celulant, has built this first AR experience in partnership with Facebook.

20 Nov 2018

Digital Media Africa finalists announced
Digital Media Africa finalists announced

The 2018 African Digital Media Awards finalists have been announced by WAN-IFRA ahead of the award ceremony on 23 November.

20 Nov 2018

Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers
Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers

Lesela, meaning cloth or fabric in Sesotho and Swahili, is a new mobile app that provides access to African fashion designers, both emerging and established.

19 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet - were called 'two of the most underrated of AfricaCom 2018," by African telecommunications specialist Ashley Holling. Here's why.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event celebrating those trailblazers leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent.

15 Nov 2018