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MTN, Vodafone, in mobile money deal

MTN Mobile Money and M-Pesa customers can now transfer money to each other in the East Africa region.

At the World Trade Market in Cape Town, it was revealed that bad Internet connectivity, service delivery and a lack of payment options are just a few of the hurdles facing business travelers in Africa, writes CARIN SMITH.

More than 1.3 billion people are trapped in light poverty as they don’t have access to electricity. In an attempt to alleviate this problem, Phillips is introducing community light centres in 12 countries across Africa.

Alcatel-Lucent and Ooredoo Algeria have built a high-capacity optical transport network to connect Algeria’s mains cities of Algiers, Constantine and Oran- as well as smaller cities – with high-speed ultra broadband mobile access.

Samsung Electronics South Africa has invested into the medical sector, with the aim of using the latest in technological innovation to assist in delivering transformational change in the health sector in Africa.

Nendo, an African social media consultancy agency has published The A-Z of Kenyan Twitter, which will serve as a guide for local, regional and global businesses and brands looking to connect with Kenyans online.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has received his National eID card, marking the official launch of the eID pilot program.

A year after launching its Zimbabwe Money Transfer service, FNB has added an additional cross border service, this time to Mozambique.

Samsung has launched its Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) in Senegal. The school is specifically designed for African conditions, and can withstand energy-scarce environments, harsh weather conditions and transportation over long distances.

IBM is collaborating with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs.”,”body-href”:””}]

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