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Digital inclusion

News and reports on Digital economy | Digital development | Digital jobs | Digital opportunities

NIGERIA: NCC grants MTN, 9mobile approval for national roaming service

NIGERIA: NCC grants MTN, 9mobile approval for national roaming service
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With this approval, EMTS and MTN are expected to configure their networks to begin roaming service test and simulation for customer experience.

Adaugo Nwankpa
Adaugo Nwankpa
Digital inclusion
Broadband penetration, smartphones key to Nigeria's digital economy – Pantami

Broadband penetration, smartphones key to Nigeria's digital economy – Pantami
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Nigeria's Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has credited the successful achievement of a digital economy in Nigeria to broadband penetration, access to smartphones, digital identity and biometric verification of bank accounts. Pantami made this statement on Monday, while engaging industry players and agencies under the ministry

Adaugo Nwankpa
Adaugo Nwankpa
Digital inclusion
Mastercard study exposes the digital divide in East Africa's gig economy

Mastercard study exposes the digital divide in East Africa's gig economy
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Gig platforms have proven to be a single touchpoint for many services and opportunities utilized by gig workers. But access to gig work opportunities is often not enough to keep a gig worker afloat.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
Vodacom Tanzania PLC finally opens its M-Pesa APIs to developers

Vodacom Tanzania PLC finally opens its M-Pesa APIs to developers
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Tanzania’s leading digitech and communications company, Vodacom Tanzania has opened its M-Pesa API to entice local and international developers into creating innovative new use cases for the leading mobile payments service. While addressing developers and Fintech ecosystem stakeholders Hisham Hendi, Vodacom Tanzania CEO said the opening of the M-Pesa

Adaugo Nwankpa
Adaugo Nwankpa
Digital inclusion
Econet Group and Subsidiaries Partner to Create a Wi-Fi Marketplace for Africa

Econet Group and Subsidiaries Partner to Create a Wi-Fi Marketplace for Africa
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Pan-African telecommunications firm, Econet, via its subsidiaries, Liquid Telecom Group (LTG) and Cassava Fintech International (CFI), has on Tuesday launched a network of #SasaiWiFiFinder hotspots in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda to provide locals with affordable internet access. Reports say that this partnership unlocks the 'African Missing Network' that will

Adaugo Nwankpa
Adaugo Nwankpa
Digital inclusion
Mobile money transfer: ‘Ethiopia hasn’t shut the door to M-Pesa’

Mobile money transfer: ‘Ethiopia hasn’t shut the door to M-Pesa’
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Digital Transformation Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Myriam Said has released a statement about Ethiopia’s priority projects in the area of connectivity and digital entrepreneurship in an interview with Ethiopian news agency, The Africa Report. She fielded various questions during the interview, ranging from the government's plans for

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Financial inclusion
Mondia and Jumia Launch Exciting New Gaming Service on JumiaPay App for Customers in Africa

Mondia and Jumia Launch Exciting New Gaming Service on JumiaPay App for Customers in Africa
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With the subscription-based service, JumiaPay consumers will have full access to Jumia Games.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Digital inclusion
Absa to finance cyber academy to meet demand for skills

Absa to finance cyber academy to meet demand for skills
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For Absa, the global shortfall in cybersecurity skills is an opportunity to attack youth unemployment.

Adaugo Nwankpa
Adaugo Nwankpa
Digital inclusion