Tawanda Karombo

Kenya says Flutterwave, Chipper Cash not licensed to operate

Central bank singles out companies for allegedly flouting regulations.
Tawanda Karombo
21 Jul

Regulation is choking us says EcoCash

Mobile money platform slams tough measures and says these have impacted growth.

African health-tech start-ups honoured with Kofi Annan Innovation Award

Start-ups from Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe selected for best innovations in health-tech, each win €250,000.

Telco traffic monitoring system another tax burden says Econet

Econet Wireless bemoans new tax obligation, despite a surge in data and revenue income according to its latest results.
Jun 30, 2022

Xend Finance targets 500 000 non-crypto users

Company announces its objective after having officially reached 100 000 users, on the back of expansion into Ghana and Kenya.
Jun 29, 2022

EcoCash pens deal to enable PayPal service in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

Locals can now use PayPal’s Xoom mobile payment service for remittances.

Operational constraints threaten to choke Zimbabwe’s TelOne

Company unable to secure a tariff review, amid hyper-inflationary environment and ongoing battle with theft, vandalism.
Jun 22, 2022

Major investor drops Malawi Telecommunications Ltd

Malawi Stock Exchange-listed Press Corporation confirms decision, but offers little detail regarding the move.
Jun 17, 2022

Uganda enters cash-light phase on road to cash-less economy

Significant increase in internet and mobile device-based banking, central bank confirms.

Nigeria reins in social media platforms

West African country releases Draft Code of Practice that compels platforms to establish local offices and provide detailed accounts of content management to authorities.

Turbulence in DRC telecoms as news of another mobile tax breaks

Federation of Enterprises of Congo (FEC) business and commerce grouping for Congolese companies wants to engage authorities.

Tax fraud, data black market trigger tech response by Zimbabwe’s govt

Officials roll out telecommunications traffic monitoring system in bid to curb ongoing threats to operator’s revenue base.

Zimbabwe targets Airbnb for taxation

Move has been met with mixed response as government continues to focus on digital and e-commerce ventures.