Vodacom in major African Fintech push, guns for 70m customers

The telco sees strong growth potential for customer adoption and is targeting 73 million financial services customers in three years.
Samuel Mungadze

Safaricom upbeat over Ethiopia despite conflict

Company announces investment target of between US$1.5bn and US$2bn.

Ethiopia’s telecommunications hit hard by conflict

Government criticised for its handling of the crisis, with potential investors delaying commitments.
Oct 8, 2021

MEA projected to add 7.58m 5G subscribers this year

Research by GlobalData shows increased investment by telcos in network infrastructure and coverage.
Oct 1, 2021

Tonny Tugee to leave Seacom

Company tight-lipped on details surrounding regional lead’s resignation.
Sep 7, 2021

M-Pesa notches up 50m customers

The number of transactions grew to 4.5 billion in the quarter - with a total transaction value of €63 billion.
Aug 17, 2021

Kenya looks to scale broadband connectivity across all schools by 2030

Nokia, Safaricom and UNICEF partner on latest initiative in support of govt ambition.
Jun 23, 2021

Safaricom launches M-Pesa Super App

Company sees this as a pre-cursor to more widespread uptake of the product across the continent.
Jun 9, 2021

Kenyatta urges Ethiopia to reconsider stance on mobile money services

Kenya’s President urges authorities to allow foreign service providers to bolster local market competition.
Jun 1, 2021

US Dollar mobile wallets key to Ethiopia’s mobile money future

Mobile receipts of remittances are gaining traction as markets continue to be impacted digitally by COVID-19, say experts.
May 25, 2021

Safaricom readies to help push consortium agenda in Ethiopia

Company looks to help digitally transform region, confident of a return on investment.