Category archives for: Mobile money

Mobile marketplace digitises East Africa’s agriculture

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From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THOUSANDS of smallholder farmers in the region are set to benefit from a digital platform connecting them to agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. Launched by Mastercard, 2KUZE, as the platform is known, is the latest offering in the region hailed as the cradle […]

Economic woes lower Nigeria data subscriptions

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from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ONGOING financial challenges consumers face have been blamed for the drop in internet subscriptions as announced by the Nigeria Communications Commission on Wednesday. According to the regulator, subscriptions stood at 92,4 million in November, representing a year-on-year contraction of 5 percent. The figure implies density […]

Safaricom ups agenda for women in ICT

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from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM will recruit 62 interns by January as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field in Kenya. The internships will target 40 female university students under its Women In Technology initiative, with a further 18 internships open to all university […]

Not all doom and gloom in Nigeria telcoms sector

Nigeria telecoms

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA’S telecommunications industry is projected to defy a contraction and attract investments thanks to vast opportunities in data. Latest data released by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), the industry regulator, show internet subscriptions stood at 93,6 million in September, representing a year on year (y/y) contraction of 3,6 percent. In addition, […]

Finland explores expansion at AfricaCom

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by MTHULISI SIBANDA CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – SOME technology companies from Finland are eager to form beneficial and value-adding business relationships with African firms. As such, eight Finnish technology companies are joining AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa on November 15–17 through their country’s trade promotion agency, Finpro. It is carrying out the […]

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