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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed.
WorldRemit calls for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue...

10 Aug 2016

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Vodacom to expand video service in Africa

Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Video Play, to the African continent...

2 Aug 2016

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Reducing the mobile gender gap in Africa by 2020

Orange Mali, Smart Burundi, Smart Tanzania, Smart Uganda, Tigo Chad, Tigo Ghana, Tigo Senegal, Tigo Tanzania and Zantel, have all signed up to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative...

28 Jul 2016

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Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

Tuluntulu says watching video on smartphones in Africa is becoming more affordable and African video content is set to increase...

27 Jul 2016

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Unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpass half a billion

Mobile ecosystem adds more than $150 billion in economic value to African economy...

26 Jul 2016

From an idea to an app - how not to fail
From an idea to an app - how not to fail

Apps fail all the time and so do ideas. It is agonising if you are the conceiver of the idea or the developer behind the app and it's even worse if you are both...

By Vikrant Singh 14 Jul 2016

Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa
Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa

Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa, says Uber...

By Ebi Atawodi 14 Jun 2016

MTN’s CEO Brian Gouldie handing over a dummy cheque of MTN Marathon proceeds worth shs.500 million to executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Jenifer Musisi.
MTN and sponsors aid bio-toilet project

MTN Kampala Marathon partners hand over Shs.500 million for KCCA schools sanitation Project...

9 Jun 2016

Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware
Africa more vulnerable to mobile malware

Africa's mobile-first status may make us more vulnerable, as the threat of mobile malware rises globally...

8 Jun 2016

First Pan-African OOH measurement product
First Pan-African OOH measurement product

GeoPoll, Kantar Media, and Cuende announce first Pan-African Out of Home measurement product...

2 Jun 2016

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Rise of African fintech changes how Africans transact

Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money...

By Dominique Collett 1 Jun 2016

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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

31 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

MTN CEO Brian Gouldie
MTN Uganda launches SME business support centre

MTN announces new bundles for business; combines Voice, Data and SMS...

9 May 2016

WebPhone apps for Uganda smartphones
WebPhone apps for Uganda smartphones

MTN introduces WebPhone app for smartphones, easing international calls to Uganda...

21 Apr 2016

Smile becomes first East African mobile operator to introduce Voice over LTE
Smile becomes first East African mobile operator to introduce Voice over LTE

Smile Communications Uganda ("Smile Uganda") (https://Smile.co.ug) announced the introduction of two 4G LTE innovations to its customers in Uganda - SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited...

11 Mar 2016

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Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

WorldRemit and MTN Group launched their joint services, following the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year...

29 Jan 2016

Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth
Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth

NEWSWATCH: A partnership between Safaricom and Uganda's leading operator MTN means M-PESA users can now send money to the country...

30 Dec 2015

Innovation Awards launch in Uganda with MTN
Innovation Awards launch in Uganda with MTN

MTN has launched the Innovations Awards platform to recognise outstanding applications fostering progress using technology and enabling communities and businesses in Uganda. Submission of entries closes on 22 October 2015...

14 Oct 2015

Moving money from Rwanda to Uganda through MTN Mobile Money
Moving money from Rwanda to Uganda through MTN Mobile Money

MTN Uganda has announced the launch of cross-border mobile money transfer services between Rwanda and Uganda. This new service will allow customers in both countries to transact via Mobile Money without having to change currencies...

8 Sep 2015

Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe
Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe

KAMPALA: When Silver Tumwesigye, a sharply-dressed Ugandan motorbike taxi driver known by his nickname 'Silverstone,' had an accident six years ago it was a double blow...

25 Jun 2015

Court rules mobile money in Uganda illegal
Court rules mobile money in Uganda illegal

A Ugandan Court has pronounced that mobile money business operated by the five major telecommunication companies in the country is illegal...

By Lilian Mutegi 8 Jun 2015

Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO
Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO

KAMPALA: Allan Richardson has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Uganda. He takes over from Tage Rasmussen who has been acting in the position since earlier this year...

21 Apr 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Ugandan joint venture wins U.S. $1m
Ugandan joint venture wins U.S. $1m

A Uganda-Dutch company that uses mobile technology, to rapidly exchange information with specific target audiences, has received an impact investment one million euro ($1.1 million) from the Netherlands - ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund...

4 Feb 2015

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

MTN Uganda simplifies lives of Mobile Money customers
MTN Uganda simplifies lives of Mobile Money customers

MTN Uganda is now enabling customers to directly purchase internet bundles off their Mobile Money accounts...

25 Aug 2014

Brian Gouldie takes over as CEO of MTN Uganda
Brian Gouldie takes over as CEO of MTN Uganda

Brian Gouldie has taken over as CEO of MTN Uganda as of July 2014. Being in his new position for just over a month now, Gouldie is optimistic for what...

12 Aug 2014

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