‘Mobile Money’

Mobile banking in Africa

Mobile banking, due to the inherent characteristics of mobile phone as a device, can contribute to each of each of the strategic drivers: Increase market penetration. Due to their accessibility, mobile phones provide an invaluable pportunity to reach rural and remote areas, thus opening a new unexplored segment for MFIs. In countries, where mobile telecommunication […]

African Social Networks Thrive in a Mobile Culture

When young maize crops began failing in parts of Kenya earlier this month, the bad news—as well as information about where farmers could get seeds for other crops—spread on many Internet sites, including Facebook, which has 38 million users in Africa. But it was a mobile platform called iCow—which allows 11,000 farmers and other members […]

Top 20 Tech Startups in Africa

In its February 2012 issue, Forbes Africa magazine (a licensed affiliate of FORBES Magazine) published its list of Africa’s top 20 tech startups. Each of the startups included in the list had to meet up to a very strict criteria: These tech startups include: Mxit : a FREE online instant messenger that runs on close […]