Nearly ten years after its launch, M-Pesa finally has what could be a major competitor in the multi-billion dollar mobile money transactions business.
South African communications network operator Neotel has officially become part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom.
Orange SA is seeking deals in Africa as France’s biggest wireless carrier targets the continent as a source of additional revenue growth, according to a company official.
In the battle to become the preferred video content streaming service by a majority of Africans, content servers are the weapon of choice.
Bastian Gotter is the Co-Founder of iROKO, the VC-backed African entertainment and tech company that has single-handedly changed the face of Nollywood content distribution.
South African courier WumDrop is tackling address challenges by delivering parcels to your phone location.
Telecom operators across the African continent continue to face significant risks when it comes to revenue growth.
Last year, we decided to experiment with “organized early stage investing” in African technology companies.
Econet Group is building a broadcasting empire that could challenge MultiChoice’s dominance in the payTV market across the continent.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is working with South African cell operator MTN on a listing of its shares in the country this year, the head of the bourse said on Thursday.
Five years after Nigeria’s Central Bank (CBN) launched its Cash-less Nigeria project to reduce the amount of physical cash circulating in the economy, it is finally catching on.
What started with a compliment turned one young woman’s idea into a million dollar business. When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world.
At the time of M-Pesa’s launch in 2007, few could have conceived the mobile money service would be as ubiquitous and deeply entrenched in the lives of millions of Kenyans as it is today.
It has long been known that e-health has tremendous potential to make the delivery of healthcare in Africa more efficient. It is now becoming clear that this will be in the diagnostics space.
News of Netflix’s expansion to Africa (and pretty much the rest of the world) in January was met with excitement on the continent.
Lagos’s infamous back-to-back traffic can turn a simple trip to the grocery store into a time-consuming ordeal.
Konga.com was founded in July 2012 and started purely as an online retailer selling baby and beauty products.
Markets in Shanghai closed up today on news that the Chinese bullet train manufacturer Fujian Corp won the contract to connect Casablanca to Abidjan.
Early next year, Kenyan banks are expected to unveil a digital and mobile money transfer platform to rival M-Pesa’s longstanding dominance as the scramble for cashless payments intensifies.
Paystack, one of Nigeria’s most hotly anticipated tech start-ups, has just secured $1.3M Seed investment from both international and homegrown investors.
Making online transactions is a process taken for granted as one of the natural offshoots of deeper internet penetration.
Africa’s largest fiber network will be formed as Liquid Telecom buys South African converged network operator Neotel.
Mobile service provider Safaricom has announced that it is in discussions with five companies to broaden the availability of M-PESA services.
Seven years ago, when Jason Njoku moved back in with his mother into their public housing apartment in Deptford, southeast London, he felt like a failure.
Little Cab, the ride-hailing app backed by telecoms operator Safaricom, is slowly giving Uber a run for its money in Kenya.
In Zambia, one of their blogs is the undisputed arbiter of style. In South Africa, one of their apps is the gateway to private beaches and pop-up dining.
Car-hailing app Uber has frequently attracted controversy — whether over workers’ rights, management practices and its attitude to regulation.
MTN Group Ltd. Executive Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko sold shares worth about 123 million rand ($8.8 million).
Three years ago, MallforAfrica joined the raft of Nigerian tech start-ups attracting private equity and venture capital backing.
Global Alternative Asset Manager The Carlyle Group announced last week that it has agreed to acquire a majority share of CMC Networks.
On the streets of Lagos, motorcycles, cars and daredevil cyclists weave through the lanes, jostling for space to avoid getting stuck in the chaotic traffic jams.
Facebook is building a team of young executives to win digital advertising dollars from small and medium sized businesses across Africa’s major markets.