The growth in cellphone ownership raises the potential for mobile money to reach unbanked people, giving them with a more affordable payments system
Africa's future is all about the money - getting it to the people and making it work in the best way
Despite similarities to mobile money, it is unlikely East and West Africans who value personal relationships of trust will readily take to neobanks
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
Reducing the gender gap in usage and ownership of mobile money and outlets in Africa could add up to $170 billion to the industry by 2020
“One a scale of one to ten for innovation, I would give us a two,” said Safaricom CEO Collymore, much to the surprise of the audience
The making of 21st century Africa: mobile phones, the bottom billion, and creating people's spaces (Part I)
Ushahidi is not 10 years old; no one would have guessed that it would be the seed that led to the birth of more than 70 innovation hubs in Africa
Thieves with an eye on the bright yellow tablets will be disappointed, as they cannot browse the internet nor be charged independently.
Watch and learn: Inside the stories and trends of Top African Brands that tell us how they made it big
The blend of African fruits and herbs captured the imagination of Nigerian Orijin consumers, who dubbed themselves “Orijinals”.
MTN most admired brand for 2nd year in a row, while Nigerian firms can't stop winning in Africa's top 10 list
Econet’s Strive Masiyiwa recognised with Lifetime Achievement award; as startups Yswara, Konga and Kisua lauded as Emerging African Brands.
The rapid rollout of Safaricom's agent network was possible because there was no longer baggage over what a “real job” was.
About 11% of Kenyans save on a regular basis compared with 22% in neighbouring Uganda and Rwanda.
On the outside, Safaricom’s success story looks effortless. But on the road there, we have met innovation’s ugly sister – failure – several times.
Business in the country is often about Darwinism. Adapt or die.
Kenya and S. Africa’s common ground: Tech and innovation, and why multinationals want a piece of the pie
In the last of our series on how the two regional powerhouses can work together, we highlight how there is big-money interest in technology.
ICT innovations in finance, retail and government changing lives, driving major East African economy.
Kenyans last week turned out in Joburg to stake out their stall.
Africa must find solutions that go on to be leaders in any territory, not just on the continent- like Uber is doing, he says.
‘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
MTN says it has seen a vision of the internet of things - and the possibilities are very interesting.