Alphabets Loon set to deploy internet-transmitting balloons in Kenya

Loon, the Alphabet-owned company focused on bringing internet connectivity to rural populations, has announced its first commercial deal, which will see it partner with Telkom Kenya to deliver online access


Mastercard Launches Mobile Marketplace in East Africa

Mastercard has launched a mobile marketplace in East Africa, with the intention of connecting smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in the region. 2Kuze, which means ‘let’s grow together’ in


Kenyas Safaricom Launches Uber Competitor

Safaricom, one of Kenyas largest telecoms operators, has launched a ride-hailing app called Little Cab, developed by a local software firm, that aims to compete with international firms like Uber


Vodafone Launches First International Mobile Payments Corridor

Vodafone has unveiled its first international money transfer corridor, enabling customers using its M-Pesa mobile money service in Tanzania and Kenya to transfer and pay money to each other. Individuals


£17bn Transacted Through Mobile Payments in Kenya in 2014

Mobile payments solution M-Pesa saw an estimated £17bn worth of transactions in Kenya in 2014, according to new data from the Central Bank of Kenya. Between January and November of


Send Cash on Whatsapp, Twitter and Facebook with Fastacash

Singapore’s Fastacash has launched a payment platform that lets users send money via social networks like Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter. The sender must register their bank details to get started

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