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Nairobi Bitcoin firm partners with Airtel after cutting Safaricom links

Nairobi-based bitcoin trading platform BitPesa has partnered with Airtel to offer bitcoin payments and trading services in the country, barely three months after Safaricom terminated M-Pesa links to the firm. BitPesa indicates on its website that it is offering bitcoin payment and trading services in four African countries including Kenya (through Airtel), in Uganda (Airtel […]

Airtel looks to expand Facebook’s free Internet footprint in Africa

Even as Net neutrality continues to kick up much dust, a top official of internet.org — Facebook’s free mobile Internet service — has said Airtel is planning to roll it out in more African countries next month, reports Business-Standard “We have a strong partnership with Airtel and we continue to roll out internet.org with Airtel […]

Mobile money transactions spike as users resort to cashless deals

Mobile money and data have emerged as the lifeline in revenue growth for African-focused telecoms operators Vodacom Group and Airtel Africa across markets characterized by stiff competition and challenging regulatory regimes. The two telcos this week released full-year results for the year ended March 31 that show impressive growth in mobile money and data earnings […]

Peter Ndegwa takes over as CEO at Safaricom succeeding Bob Collymore

Peter Ndegwa is Wednesday set to take over as Chief Executive Officer at Safaricom to succeed Bob Collymore, who died of cancer on July 1, last year, a move that will make him the first Kenyan to run the giant telco. He will be taking over from founding CEO Michael Joseph, who has been holding […]

‘3G Direct Pay’ unveils Africa-wide mobile money service

3G Direct Pay has launched a new platform that enables cross border payments across different mobile networks. Reports Capital Business The new service is available to mobile phone subscribers in over five African countries, who can now pay and be paid across different mobile carriers. The platform will support numerous Mobile Money Wallets including – […]

Uber Nairobi is Now Accepting Cash and Mobile Money Payments

Uber Nairobi just launched a cash payments experiment, making it the second city in which it is doing this. It is not unlike the experiment they began in Hyderabad, India, in May 2015, reports TechCabal “Uber the innovative smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, has launched a cash test pilot in Nairobi, Kenya […]