The value of mobile-money transactions grew by 29% to 5.29 trillion shillings, while M-Pesa revenue surged 27% to 41.5 billion shillings
Modern credit cards have been around for nearly seven decades, and less than half that time on the African continent
Plans to become the first Kenyan lender to begin operating in neighbouring Ethiopia, as it expands presence in DR Congo looks to Mauritius in 2017
The “Kenyans for Kenya” fundraising campaign aimed to $5.28 million in one month. That target was reached in 10 days
On the outside, Safaricom’s success story looks effortless. But on the road there, we have met innovation’s ugly sister – failure – several times.
A quick round-up of the last few days to bring you up to speed on a continent that is never dull--all in one go.
‘Punished’ for success? East Africa’s largest telco Safaricom battles tough law amid political dispute
Also on the horizon is a new competitor for its world-renowned and cash-minting mobile money product, M-Pesa
Fake malaria drugs kill over 100,000 African children a year. A startup uses phones to spot the counterfeit
Today, Ghana-headquartered MPedigree says it has labels on more than 500 million drug packets.
MTN says it has seen a vision of the internet of things - and the possibilities are very interesting.
New rules seek to penalise a telco with a market share of more than 50%.
French telecoms multinational Orange says open to selling shares in its Africa and Middle East business
Orange is present in 19 countries in Africa, making up 11% of total group revenue.
Redrawing Africa's map by the most dominant, most valuable or most popular in each country. MTN, Safaricom, Dangote, and Marsavco lead the way.
Bob Collymore, the chief executive of the extremely successful African telecoms giant Safaricom, says the region's answers lie within
Women in Africa’s boardrooms: Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia lead way but glass ceiling still thick
Safaricom CEO said mobile operator employs 50% women, and slightly under that number at senior level.
What's the next big disruption? Will telecom companies possibly become Africa's central banks? And what happens when everybody has a SIM card?
“It’s been a tough year, probably one of the most challenging we’ve ever faced,” - CEO Shameel Joosub
ALERT: They are both happy figures, and not so happy ones
Board chairman Nicholas Nganga announced that it had had extended CEO Collymore’s contract.
Safaricom is internationally known for its M-Pesa mobile money service but also dominates its home market.