‘Mobile Money’

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda And South Sudan have agreed on a regional deal to cut roaming costs

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda And South Sudan have agreed on a regional telecommunications framework to establish a “One-Network-Area” by 31st December 2014. According to reports, when fully operational, charges on phones calls within the region could drop by up to 60 percent. Subscribers travelling within the corridor will be charged as local subscribers in the visited […]

Top 10: Africa’s mobile money lead, 5G, solar-powered schools, Eritrea’s internet snapshot, and more

A few themes from the past two weeks of news headlines are worth discussing in greater detail. Read more

Mobile technology brighten the future for Africa’s rural homes

John Kibet’s home in rural Kenya is not linked to the country’s electricity grid. The solar panels contain embedded SIM cards that can communicate with M-Kopa’s control centre. “Each and every customer’s solar energy system is connected to M-Kopanet allowing us to monitor its performance, troubleshoot issues, as well as control its operational state,” says […]

Mobile phone growth outpacing income growth in many African countries

This article is part of a weeklong series analyzing how mobile technology is affecting politics, business, and well-being. WASHINGTON, D.C. — From its use in farming to banking, mobile technology is changing many lives in Africa — fast. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of households in 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa had at least one mobile phone […]