Telecoms, ICT & Media

Huawei Technologies names Yang Shengwan new Rwanda Country Manager

November 11, 2019

RWANDA – Huawei Technologies Company Ltd, a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics, including smartphones, has appointed Mr. Yang Shengwan as its new managing director for their Rwanda Operations. Yang who replaces Xiong Jun comes with a working experience of approximately eight years in senior management positions in countries […]

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Airtel and MasterCard partner to transform digital payments on online merchants

November 11, 2019

TANZANIA – Airtel Tanzania has partnered with MasterCard to launch virtual card that will enable Airtel Money customers pay for services, goods, apps, hotel or travel and digital content through any online merchants globally accepting payments from Master- Card. Airtel Tanzania Director of Airtel Money Services, Isaack Nchuda said in Dar es Salaam that Airtel […]

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New app to increase blood donations launched in Kenya

November 9, 2019

KENYA – With the dynamic age of technology, a team that consists of students aged 18-25 came up with a mobile application named RedSplash to save on emergency of blood transfusion, reports Business Daily. Once you register and log in to the application, you get a notification on the latest medical appeals for blood donation. […]

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Workz Group and Econet successful trials virtual SIM in Zimbabwe

November 7, 2019

ZIMBABWE – Mobile and IOT solutions provider Workz Group and Econet Zimbabwe have announced a deal that will provide Zimbabwean subscribers with network connectivity via embedded SIM devices such as the iPhone XS/XR/11 and Microsoft Surface Pro X. In a statement issued by the companies, a market launch can be expected “in the coming months”, […]

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Mobile network operator partners with HIT to promote innovation in Zimbabwe

November 7, 2019

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile network operator by subscriber base, NetOne, has partnered Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) to promote game changing innovations through research and development. The mobile company’s chief executive officer, Lazarus Muchenje, said this partnership will unlock opportunities for both entities as it has the potential to commercialise and monetise the […]

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Millicom-owned companies Zantel and Tigo merge their operations in Tanzania

November 6, 2019

TANZANIA – Two Millicom-owned companies are to officially merge. Zanzibar Telecom Public Limited Company (Zantel) has announced the completion of a combination with its sister company MIC Tanzania Public Limited Company (Tigo). According to a media statement, further to the receipt of approval from the relevant authorities, the process to transfer ownership of the shares […]

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Vodafone Ghana beefs up management with 2 new senior appointments

November 6, 2019

GHANA – Vodafone Ghana has made two new additions to its Senior Management team in line with a company strategy of charting a leadership path in innovation and creativity. The two new members of the senior management team are Haytham Ammar- who has been appointed Finance Director-and Tawa Bolarin – who joins Vodafone’s management team […]

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Tigo unveils new customer service portal to achieve digital transformation

November 6, 2019

TANZANIA – Tigo Tanzania Limited, a telecom company, unveiled its enhanced product portfolio and a new Customer Service Portal, which aims at helping organizations to achieve digital transformation and growth. The Customer Service Portal will enable customers to have real time visibility of their spending and be in a position to have total control of […]

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Chinese tech firm Vivo to enter African market through regional office in Kenya

November 5, 2019

KENYA – Global technology giant Vivo, the fifth-largest smartphone maker in the world and the second in Asia will enter Africa, launching a regional office in Nairobi, reports Biztech Africa. The firm which specializes in mid-range smartphones is keen to have a piece of the region’s expanding middle class who have a high smartphone purchasing […]

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Airtel Uganda reduces mobile money fees by 79% to improve financial inclusion

November 4, 2019

UGANDA – Airtel Uganda announced a 79% reduction in their sending and withdraws fees on their mobile money service as part of the company’s efforts to ensure financial inclusion. Speaking during a press Conference at the Airtel Uganda Head office in Kampala, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Amit Kapur said that the move is intended […]

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