Orange launches in Sierra Leone.

Orange launches in Sierra Leone

Telco says it invetsed US$33M in its network.

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Zimbabwe's NetOne plans 'M-Pesa of Southern Africa'

Zimbabwe's NetOne plans 'M-Pesa of Southern Africa'

State-owned MNO announces intention to launch OneMoney mobile money service.

Mobile app, card payments switched off in Zimbabwe

Mobile app, card payments switched off in Zimbabwe

Pressure on operators mounts amid ongoing foreign currency shortages.

Bitcoin company Luno announces European expansion, raises US$9m

Bitcoin company Luno announces European expansion, raises US$9m

Series funding to be used for product refinement and development, as well as expansion into new markets.

Nairobi-based fintech company Lendable raises US$6.5m funding

Nairobi-based fintech company Lendable raises US$6.5m funding

New round of funding will be used to expand services to Tanzania, Rwanda and at least one other market, while expanding its line of products.

Namibia weary of Bitcoin but acknowledges Blockchain

Namibia wary of Bitcoin but acknowledges Blockchain

Southern African country's apex bank confirms official position as the cryptocurrency continues to make inroads into South Africa and Nigeria markets.

BitFinance becomes digital currency company, changes name to Golix

BitFinance becomes digital currency company, changes name to Golix

In July, the start-up announced the offering of other crypto-currencies on its BitcoinFundi exchange platform.

Europe's Societe Generale launches mobile money solution for Africa

Europe's Societe Generale launches mobile money solution for Africa

YUP already has more than 30 000 open wallets and nearly 600 agents, with targets to open one million wallets in the next three years.

Safaricom launches NFC payment solution for M-Pesa

Safaricom launches NFC payment solution for M-Pesa

1Tap system will connect various devices to payment platform.

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What the future could look like for Safaricom's M-Pesa

Telco says newly upgraded M-Pesa platform will provide capabilities suited for a digital era to be launched over the next few months.

Youtap launches cloud-based platform

Youtap launches cloud-based platform

Company says providing the payment platform as a cloud-based service allows for faster delivery and implementation.

Safaricom discontinues East Africa top up services

Safaricom discontinues East Africa top up services

Availability of better options for topping up has rendered this service obsolete.