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Mobile Payment in West Africa

Published 07 Feb 2013 11:07 CET | Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo

Generally when mobile payments are discussed regarding Africa, the stories focus on Eastern Africa as M-Pesa was successfully developed in Kenya. However in French speaking ...

WFP partners with Orange to distribute mobile money in Niger

Published 28 Jun 2012 13:19 CET | Niger

The United Nations World Food Programme has partnered with Orange and Oxfam to distribute cash via mobile money in Niger. It is the first time that the WFP has used mobile ...

West Africa in the mobile payment spotlight

Published 09 Jun 2011 11:43 CET | Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal

The AITEC Banking and Mobile Money conference is taking place in Accra, Ghana, on 8th and 9th of June. West Africa has seen a large increase in mobile money initiatives in ...

Zain's mobile commerce service Zap expands further into Africa

Published 14 Jan 2010 14:34 CET | Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Kuwaiti based mobile operator Zain has expanded its mobile commerce service Zap in Sub Saharan Africa from three to six countries. Recently added were services in Niger, ...