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MTN Nigeria examines women’s access to mobile finance

MTN Nigeria examines women’s access to mobile finance

Multilateral development finance institution the African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement for $500,000 with Y’ello Digital Financial Services (YDFS), a fintech subsidiary of operator MTN Nigeria. The grant will be used for a study into economic, religious, and social factors

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Tower firm targets Kenya’s leading operators

Tower firm targets Kenya’s leading operators

Yet another example of the growth of the infrastructure leasing model in the telecommunications world comes from Kenya, where a major name is hoping to interest a number of big local operators in its tower offering.

Gambian operator Comium buys itself more time

Gambian operator Comium buys itself more time

It seems that reports of the demise of Gambian operator Comium may have been premature. The Gambian media is now suggesting that, following a suspension of its activities imposed by the Public Utilities and Regulatory Authority (PURA) until 4 November, Comium may be planning to pay back its

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Last chance gone for Gambian operator Comium

Last chance gone for Gambian operator Comium

It looks like it’s finally the end for Gambian mobile provider Comium after the threat of licence suspension was held over it less than a month ago in an attempt to get it to pay a number of outstanding fees the regulator says it owes.

Nigerian Twitter ban is over – or is it?

Nigerian Twitter ban is over – or is it?

Late last week President Muhammadu Buhari told Nigerians, in an Independence Day broadcast, that after a government team had had "extensive engagements" with Twitter, the ban on Twitter's operations in Nigeria was to be lifted. But there are strings attached.

Cameroon goes for NAAS with NuRAN

Cameroon goes for NAAS with NuRAN

NuRAN Wireless, a supplier of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions, says the first site in Cameroon relating to its network as a service (NAAS) contracts with Orange SA went live last week and, the company adds, has already begun to generate significant traffic.

Nigeria plans additions to NigComSat fleet

Nigeria plans additions to NigComSat fleet

As broadband demands grow, could satellites be part of the answer? Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) a satcoms company under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications, seems to think so. It recently announced that Nigeria plans to acquire two new satellites

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Angola Telecom tender is confirmed

Angola Telecom tender is confirmed

The Angolan government has launched an international public tender offering a concession to manage, operate and expand state-owned operator Angola Telecom’s national and metropolitan transport backbone network.

A good week for MTN MoMo and MTN Nigeria

African telecommunications giant MTN Group and its Nigerian operation have had a good week with both the announcement of a new multi-country mobile payment deal for MTN Group and also a licence renewal for MTN Nigeria in the past few days.

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