Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Airtel Zambia gets World Bank funding to offer finance apps

As Africans increasingly gain access to mobile devices, aid and development organizations see them as a pathway to providing access to financial services to a large “unbanked” population, and a deal announced in Zambia this week aims to do just that. The World Banks International Finance Corporation (IFC) is pushing the drive for financial inclusion […]

Mobile phone data redraws bus routes in Africa

Researchers at IBM have redrawn the bus routes of Ivory Coast’s largest city using mobile phone data. The research was completed as part of the Data for Development competition run by Orange which released 2.5 billion call records from five million mobile phone users in Ivory Coast. The anonymised data is the largest of its […]

Africa’s mobile scene to feature at Mobile World Congress 2013

Africa’s expanding mobile scene is tipped to make a major splash at this year’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, as the continent has been rated highly for having the fastest growing mobile technology adoption. According to the AfricaTelecoms Online magazine, the presence of major industry players from Africa at the congress speaks volumes of where […]

Mobile Telephones Changing Lives in Africa

The World Bank estimates there are about 650 million mobile phone users in African countries south of the Sahara Desert. That is greater than the number of users in the United States and European Union. Samia Melhem works for the World Bank to increase information technologies in Africa. She says mobile phones are the fastest […]