Posts Tagged ‘mpesa’

New infographic: Mobile money and the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems

Today, GSMA has released a new infographic on how mobile money has contributed to the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems, fostering financial inclusion and the growth of the mobile ecosystem in the country. This infographic builds on a previous version released last year, updated with new data and insights on market development, innovation and […]

Mpesa African technology expands in Europe

Nairobi – Africans have long used technology developed abroad, but now a Kenyan cash transfer network which bypasses banks is being adopted in Europe. The M-Pesa mobile money transfer system which allows clients to send cash with their telephones has transformed how business is done in east Africa, and is now spreading to Romania. “From […]

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 […]

Africa: Women and Mobile Technology

On Friday April 4, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) held its 2014 Global Women in Leadership Conference, which, this year, examined the ways in which technology is providing new opportunities for women. The conference, entitled “Technology in Action: Changing the Way Women Live and Work,” also focused on how women […]