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Apr 22, 2021

Hormuud Telecom launches Somalia’s first mobile money application

WAAFI Fintech app launches as telco expands digital infrastructure across the country.
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Hormuud Telecom secures Somalia’s first ever mobile money licence

Telco’s mobile money platform EVC Plus now regulated and financially backed by the Central Bank.
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Somalia closer to establishing first telecoms regulator

Govt to roll out phased project in collaboration with telecoms operators and World Bank.
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Feb 21, 2018

Former Verizon exec backed as DG of Somalia's Comms Authority

Abdi Sheik Ahmed has been endorsed to lead the country's first communications regulator.
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Jun 9, 2017

Dalkom Somalia, Intelsat SA link up on satellite services

Multi-year agreement in place to facilitate broadband enterprise and direct-to-home services.
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Dec 17, 2015

Somalia's mobile money market counts cost of civil conflict

Analysts identify conflict, lack of regulation as 'pain points' affecting East African country's remittance and mobile money service.
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Jun 3, 2015

MasterCard enters Somalia's payments network

A partnership with Premier Bank sees MasterCard payment cards issued and accepted in Somalia.
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Apr 22, 2014

Somalia awards e-passport, national ID card contracts

Initiative set to help return “law and order” to the country, says company awarded with contract.
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Mar 19, 2014

Glocall Telecoms plans to deploy 4G in Somalia

Somalia joins countries like Angola, Namibia, and South Africa that have launched LTE.
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Jan 13, 2014

Somali government downplays al Shabaab internet threats

The militant group last week called for local telecom firms to cut online services.
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Jan 9, 2014

Somalia’s al Shabaab threatens to cut internet connectivity

Militant group, said to have links to al Qaeda, has given telecom firms a 15 day ultimatum.
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Nov 6, 2013

E-commerce provider Travelport expands to Somalia

US-based technology firm now has a presence in 48 African countries.