OPay partners Mastercard to ‘open up e-commerce to millions’ in Africa

Merchants and consumers from Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa have an alternative payment option.
Tawanda Karombo

Africa-focused mobile enterprise software firm Bamba raises US$3.2m to expand

468 Capital leads round for micro-merchants platform for Africa to scale.

EXCLUSIVE: Opportunity within Ethiopia’s nascent Fintech and mobile payments industries

Nigerian mobile payments and financial services company Paga is competing for greater market share and company’s CEO explains why.

Vodacom Tanzania leverages M-Pesa’s reach to catapult health insurance service

New service under VodaBima is offered through a partnership with Jubilee Insurance, Mo Assurance and Milvik Tanzania.
12 May

Nigeria’s regulator downplays talk of mobile tariff increase

NCC said operators cannot independently or collectively adjust prices without regulatory approval.

Africa leads in mobile money adoption

Sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa dominate in numbers, according to global research by

SA business group launches COVID-19 app to help Lesotho

Citizen App COVID-19 management system released amid global rise of easily transmissible variants.

African Tech Voices: Fintech – An access route to unbanked populations in Africa

Despite tremendous advancements in trade and improved financial accessibility and communication technologies, a huge part of the continent is still unbanked says Siyanda Makhubo, Group Public Relations and Communications Manager for Jumia.
3 May

IOT keeps people and assets productive, efficient, safe

The use of a multi-purpose, open systems IOT platform and sensors allows a business to answer its most critical questions.

Eden Life chases beauty opportunity with Kenyan acquisition

Africa’s first home concierge platform expands service offering to include beauty services with strategic acquisition in Kenya.

DPO Group enables USSD payment option in Nigeria

New feature allows merchants to receive payments from customers who don’t have access to mobile banking or a payment card.
25 Apr

TECNO teases SA market with promise of two new devices this year

Chinese mobile manufacturer TRANSSION Holdings, the company behind the TECNO and itel Mobile brands, intends to launch at least two devices in South Africa in Q2 and Q4 this year.