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Airtel, I&M Bank partner to launch mobile loan service in Tanzania

Airtel, I&M Bank partner to launch mobile loan service in Tanzania

Airtel Tanzania, in partnership with I&M Bank Tanzania, has launched an overdraft mobile money service that will enable customers to complete their transactions seamlessly without sufficient funds in their Airtel Money wallets, subject to terms and conditions. Dubbed Kamilisha, the overdraft service will be facilitated by I&M Bank Tanzania who reassures customers that their transactions won’t be denied […]
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Posta Kenya partners with Swift Lab to pilot drone delivery

The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) has partnered with Swift Lab Limited to roll out drone-based last-mile delivery services countrywide for medical supplies, e-commerce purchases and essential cargo. Under the three-year agreement, Swift Lab Limited, a Kenyan cargo drone company will manufacture and operate drones that can travel up to 70km and carry a payload of […]
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Airtel Money, Flutterwave partner to enhance payment solutions for businesses

Airtel Money, Flutterwave partner to enhance payment solutions for businesses

Airtel Money has announced a partnership with Flutterwave, a payments solution company, to expand its mobile money services to businesses in Eastern Africa. The partnership enables businesses integrating Flutterwave in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Rwanda to receive payments from Airtel Money customers. Bulk payments into Airtel Money wallets will also be enabled thanks […]
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Ezra Chiloba appointed Communications Authority DG

Ezra Chiloba appointed Communications Authority DG

Former IEBC CEO, Ezra Chiloba has been appointed the new Director-General of the Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya. The new appointment was announced by the authority’s board Monday, replacing Francis Wangusi who left office in 2019. Mercy Wanjau has been holding the position in an acting capacity. “The Board of the Communications Authority wishes to […]
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Over Half World’s Population Now Using Mobile Internet

Over Half World’s Population Now Using Mobile Internet

The GSMA has launched its global State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021 showing that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the world’s population is now using the mobile internet. Mobile internet usage translates to just over 4 billion connected people,  225 million more compared to 2019, and up from a third of people globally just […]
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