Posts Tagged ‘africa and the middle east’

8 African mobile money services that aren’t MPesa

No, I’m not going to talk about MPesa, you can read all about the Kenyan grandfather of mobile money here, here and here. Rather, let’s look at other key mobile money products across the rest of the continent, Read More

Deutsche Welle’s trying to use Africa’s mobile-phone boom to spread news by new means

As the fastest-growing mobile market on the planet, Africa is facing huge opportunities — and distinct challenges — in news dissemination. By the end of the year, it’s estimated that more than three-quarters of the population will be cell phone subscribers, including in places where literacy rates are low and electricity is unavailable. To better serve […]