Partnership expands African mobile money reach

Two of Africa’s largest mobile operators and mobile money providers, Orange Group and MTN Group, have announced a joint venture, Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), to enable interoperable payments across the continent. Mowali makes it possible to send...

NASCU, Mastercard drive financial inclusion in Zambia

The National Association of Saving and Credit Unions (NASCU), the apex organisation for all financial cooperatives in Zambia, and global payments technology company Mastercard today announced a landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion by extending formal...

Tech to the rescue in disaster management

Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently. “Many innocent lives continue to be lost in Africa...

Flexible smartphone financing options for Nigerians

Silicon Valley technology company PayJoy has partnered with pan-African mobile network operator MTN, distributor TD Mobile and financial institution Sterling Bank to offer a technology-driven financing solution that enables Nigerians to buy mobile devices on...

West African Internet Exchange launched

West African data centre provider, MDXI, and global IXP platform provider, Asteroi,d have partnered to launch a carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point (IXP) for West Africa. The West African Internet Exchange (WAF-IX), is based on Asteroid’s lightweight design...

Nigerian bank launches WhatsApp chat

First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell’s Transact division, has commercially launched its Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp. This capability enables FirstBank’s customers to manage their banking needs within their WhatsApp chat with the same...