Visa, Hubtel partner to expand eCommerce in Ghana

Posted by - May 3, 2021

Ghana’s indigenous eCommerce & SMS messaging company, Hubtel.com has entered into a partnership with Visa, to expand access to seamless payments on its eCommerce platform. This partnership with Visa provides consumers with access to more merchant services on Hubtel’s eCommerce platforms. It also allows Hubtel to explore further innovative payment services such as “tap to

MTN donates $25m for Covid-19 vaccinations in AU 

Posted by - March 24, 2021

MTN’s $25 million donation to support the African Union’s (AU’s) Covid-19 vaccination programme is on track to administer 165,000 AstraZeneca doses to health workers. The vaccines arrived in the country two days ago and were received at the Kotoka International Airport by Dr Mathew Kyeremeh, Chairman of the Health Commodities Group for Covid-19 of the

Nigeria is Bitcoin Leader in Africa, says Paxful

Posted by - December 30, 2020

Recent data from Paxful has revealed that Nigeria leads Africa in peer-to-peer trading in bitcoin, posting monthly volumes of over $66 million in 2020. According to a report, the country is closely followed by Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa respectively. With over 620,000 active Nigerian users on its platform, Paxful in the report disclosed that

Zeepay partner with Visa to foster financial inclusion in Ghana

Posted by - September 29, 2020

Zeepay, a fast-growing African fintech, has announced a partnership with Visa that will allow Africans in the diaspora to send money directly onto Visa debit and prepaid cards in Ghana. Through the partnership, Zeepay will integrate Visa’s real-time push payments solution Visa Direct, with Instntmny, its money transfer platform, to provide users of the Zeepay

Closing the skills and gender gap in Ghana’s digital sector

Posted by - September 11, 2020

Women in Ghana are disproportionately underrepresented in the fast-moving digital economy. What can be done to redress the balance, especially in a time where digital skills are needed more than ever? The race for high quality jobs in the rapidly evolving digital economy is aggressive, global in nature and male dominated. In African countries, getting

South Africa mobile giant MTN exits Middle East to focus on Africa

Posted by - August 13, 2020

Africa’s largest mobile operator, and South African telecom giant MTN, announced recently that it would pull out of the Middle East the medium term to concentrate on its pan-African strategy resolving to simplify its portfolio and exit its Middle Eastern assets in an orderly fashion. The group will scrap its interim dividend under a blueprint

MainOne commence Construction Work at MDXi Data Center in Appolonia City

Posted by - May 28, 2020

When completed, it will deliver best in class facility uptime and operational performance at very efficient shared services cost for hosting and operating core IT infrastructure and services Consistent with the announcement of its planned MDXi Ghana Data Center project in September 2019, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider, MainOne , has

Accra to host major Digital Financial Services Conference in March

Posted by - February 27, 2020

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT) and the Financial Inclusion Forum Africa (FIF Africa), have announced a partnership to organize the Mobile Technology for Development Conference (MT4D) 2020 to be held in Accra at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel on 10th and 11th of March 2020. The MT4D Conference will provide a platform for stakeholders

Ghanaian start-up launches innovative mobile tracking app for parents, employers

Posted by - February 27, 2020

A Ghanaian software company has launched an advanced mobile phone tracking solution for parents and employers. The app has various advanced features for parents to track and monitor the activities of their children and for employers to track and monitor the activities and location of staff in real-time. “While parents assume their kids who are

JUMO Raises $55 Million For Expansion Into New Markets

Posted by - February 27, 2020

JUMO, a technology company building next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs, recently announced the successful raise of US$55 million in debt and equity funding.  This will support JUMO’s expansion into new markets and the launch of new products. The funding round introduced new investors to join existing investors such as Goldman Sachs, Odey Asset