Tawanda Karombo

Fintech use surges in Nigeria as volatility hits local currency

Between October and December 2022, the value of mobile-money transactions jumped by 25% to 2.5-trillion Naira.
Tawanda Karombo
Feb 9, 2023

Local currency issues hamper Zimbabwe’s telecoms operators

Telecoms operators are struggling to access foreign currency to pay international vendors of equipment, licenses and other suppliers.
Feb 1, 2023

Dollarisation of mobile money transactions in Zimbabwe gains traction

EcoCash Holdings says this is driving up US dollar revenues for mobile money and Fintech companies in the southern African country.
Jan 27, 2023

Ivory Coast’s rural mobile money agents under threat

World Bank and CGAP concerned over financial storm brewing as Wave Mobile takes out rural mobile money agents.
Jan 23, 2023

StarLink relief for Zimbabwe’s frustrated internet users

ISPs brace for competition as users expect faster, more reliable internet connectivity later this year.
Jan 17, 2023

Vodafone gets the nod to dispose Ghanaian unit

National Communications Authority of Ghana has approved application by Vodafone Ghana to transfer a 70% stake to Telecel.

Regulation rocks Africa’s 5G readiness

Market wrangling and regulatory hold-ups hampering progress on the continent claims report.
Jan 11, 2023

Zimbabwe’s Tano Digital Solutions in recruitment drive

Latest development emerges after JSE-listed Altron sold businesses in Botswana and Mozambique.
Dec 19, 2022

Tighter global economy could force African start-ups to opt for M&A deals

Leaders at Africa-focused start-ups may have to reconsider exit M&A deals as VC funding slows.

DRC tax officials freeze Vodacom accounts, seal offices

Developments relate to a tax dispute dating back to 2021.
Dec 9, 2022

Interest in VoIP increases as Zimbabwe businesses lean on broadband

Latest data from telecommunications industry regulator reflects impact of stronger uptake of broadband.

Cash still king in Zimbabwe despite mobile money inroads

Despite increasing usage and uptake of mobile money and bank accounts in Zimbabwe, cash is still the most used medium of exchange.
Dec 6, 2022

The rise of super apps and hybrid banking in Africa

Service providers like Nedbank are customising offerings as consumers emerge from COVID-19 with a preference for a hybrid approach to financial services.