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Three finalists emerge in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

Three finalists emerge in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

The top three finalists in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge, which aims to boost entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as build a stronger and more sustainable business environment on the continent, have been unveiled. In no particular order, the finalists are described below. Pass.ng (Nigeria) is a web, desktop and mobile-based CBT examination preparatory and testing


MTN’s new bundle includes World Panel’s SunStream for on-the-fly charging

MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunications company, has announced the launch of a new promotional package featuring SunStream™, World Panel’s efficient and durable micro-solar panel. With SunStream™, MTN customers can stream electricity from the sun directly into their mobile devices wherever they are. The MTN/SunStream bundle carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of R219 and includes a


Orange makes €75 million investment in Africa Internet Group

Orange, a world’s leading telecommunications operator, has announced a €75 million equity interest investment in Africa Internet Group, the leading Internet platform in Africa and parent company of Jumia, Africa’s leading e-commerce platform. Through this investment, which will be accompanied by a series of strategic partnerships, Orange will help Jumia and other startups under the AIG


Jovago launches mobile app for all its partner hotels

Jovago, a leading online hotel booking platform in Africa, has announced the launch of a mobile app with the aim of giving more flexibility and independence to hotel managers. The Android App – Jovago Extranet App – will enable Hotel managers to confirm new reservations, see and search through all reservations, change rates for any


Safaricom partners Flytxt for customer experience improvement

Safaricom, the largest integrated telecommunication service provider in Kenya, has announced a partnership with Flytxt, a leading mobile consumer analytics solution provider for enterprises, for the deployment of its Customer Value Management (CVM) solutions. Flytxt will use its advanced analytics powered solutions to enable Safaricom improve customer experience through personalized and contextually relevant engagement with


NCC and the Father Jacob Factor [OPINION]

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was written by Williams Rola, a systems analyst based in Lagos, Nigeria. The negative effects of the recent confusion and controversy created by the nation’s telecom sector regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) may live with the telecoms industry for a long time to come. Operators and the general public


Jumia’s parent company secures over €300 million from new and existing investors

Africa Internet Group (AIG), the parent company of leading e-commerce platform in Africa, Jumia, has announced it has secured more than €300 million in funding from new and existing investors. AIG will use the funds to significantly strengthen its balance sheet, enabling it leverage the significant growth of Jumia, and to capitalize on the significant


NCC rates Globacom best network in new Internet subscription acquisition

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the independent national regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria, has rated Globacom the best network in new Internet subscription acquisition in Nigeria’s telecom industry. Globacom gained the highest number of Internet users in September of 2015 with over a million new Internet users on its network, according to


MTN partners MTN Solution Space and Jumia to launch Entrepreneurship Challenge

MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunications company has announced a partnership with leading online shopping portal, Jumia and the MTN Solution Space to launch the Entrepreneurship Challenge. The MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge, claimed to be the first of its kind in Africa, will bring together over 1000 entrepreneurs, students and investors, to collaborate on ways to amplify and consolidate


MTN, Sony Music sign content distribution deal

MTN, a leading telecommunication service provider in Africa, has announced the signing of a content distribution deal with Sony Music, an American music corporation. The deal will give MTN’s customers unprecedented access to Sony’s expansive catalogue of local and international performers. “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Sony as it gives expression


Online travel agency, Travelstart rakes in US$40million from Amadeus & MTN

Travelstart, a leading online travel agency in Africa, has raked in US$40 million in investment from Amadeus, the global technology investor and MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunication telecom services operator. The investment will support the expansion of Travelstart into key markets and the growth of its team and product offering, at the same time as the


MTN Nigeria emerge victorious in early court battle with FG

MTN Nigeria, the largest and biggest telecom service provider in the country, has emerged victorious in an early legal battle with the Federal Government of Nigeria, according to reports from Tech Central. Justice Idris Mohammed of the federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday turned down a government request that MTN’s accounts be frozen pending


MTN Nigeria acquires Visafone Communications

MTN, Nigeria’s biggest telecommunication service provider has acquired rival telecom service provider, Visafone Communications for an undisclosed sum, according to reports from Tech Central. The deal will give MTN access to lucrative radio frequency spectrum in the 800MHz band that will allow it to build a 4G/LTE network offering widespread coverage, including in outlying areas,


Safaricom, MTN Rwanda Launch M-PESA Transactions For Customers In Kenya And Rwanda

Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya has announced a partnership with leading telecommunication company in Rwanda, MTN Rwanda to launch mobile money transactions for M-PESA customers in Kenya and Rwanda. The partnership, aimed at deepening financial inclusion and boosting regional trade, will enable customers send and receive money from both customers via the M-PESA


Jovago Adds Swahili Language To Its Hotel Booking Platform

Jovago, Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, has announced the addition of the Swahili language to its booking platform. The addition of the language will allow more Africans to easily access the Jovago website and carry out transactions as research has shown that Swahili speakers are on the rise – it is currently spoken by


CNN International, MTN Launches Africa-focused News App

CNN International, a leading international news channel and MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunication operator have announced the launch of an Africa-focused news app, Africa View. Africa View curates CNN International’s extensive African content including the network’s ‘Africa View’ weekly infographic content, providing background and content to trends, figures and initiatives shaping Africa. Also, the app will


PushCV Launches Text2Hire, Eases Recruitment Process For Employers

In a bid to ease the recruitment process for employers and recruiters in the country, PushCV, an online recruitment platform has launched Text2Hire, a text message-based hiring service. Text2Hire is an innovative, industry-disrupting and first-of-a-kind service that enables employers and recruiters get quality candidates for vacant positions through text messages. To use the service, employers