West Africa

TANZANIA:Customers to pay for car fuel using M-Pesa

APRIL 162014 THE GUARDIAN Vodacom Tanzania and Total Tanzania Limited have launched a partnership which will enable motorists to refuel their vehicles and pay via MPesa Speaking at the launch yesterday in Dar es Salaam Vodacom Tanzania External Affairs Manager Salum Mwalim said the service will benefit Tanzanians as they will no longer need to carry a lot of money in their pockets just to pay for fuel Customers will now only have to dial 15000 and follow the instructions to refill their vehicles They will be required to enter the payment code which is 111004 which is also available at the designated stations he explained He said ...[...read more]

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Airtel Money available at Ghana Post Offices nationwide

APRIL 162014 Airtel Money has expanded its footprint to include Ghana Post GP outlets nationwide where customers can access Airtel Money services such as receiving and transferring of funds airtime top up and payment of bills promptly and securely The expansion is aimed at ensuring availability of evalue and cash in order to promote customer satisfaction Commenting on the collaborationthe Head of Corporate Communications and External Affairs of Airtel GhanaDonald Gwira explained that Ghana Post joins the list of Airtel Money agents across the country with the aim of further facilitating customers access to evalue which can be used t...[...read more]

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Kenya Airways signs partnership with MTN Cameroon to buy tic

BUSINESS IN CAMEROON APRIL 142014 The Kenyan airline Kenya Airways and the Cameroonian mobile telephone operator MTN Cameroon has just lockedin a partnership deal for the promotion of Mobile Money a mobile banking service launched by the local subsidiary of the South African group MTN International With this partnership Kenya Airways customers who have Mobile Money will be able to buy their tickets using their cell phones without having to go to a travel agency Kenya Airways is the second airline after Brussels Airlines to use MTN Cameroons Mobile Money For a month the first to buy a plane ticket using this method will receive a 5...[...read more]

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Bharti Airtel, MTN in mobile money service in West Africa

APRIL 082014 PRESS RELEASE Bharti Airtel Tuesday announced a crossborder remittance partnership with South Africas MTN Group to facilitate mobile money transfer between the two West African countries of Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso The landmark partnership will enable Mobile Money customers of MTN Ivory Coast and Airtel in Burkina Faso to easily transfer money between the neighbouring countries Bharti Airtel said here in a release Until now moving money between the two countries was mired by high fees high usage of informal channels and a lack of proximity to withdraw money it added Pointing to this first crossborder mobile to mobi...[...read more]

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Ghana: Telco Repositions Tigo Cash for SMEs Benefit

MARCH 242014 CAJNEWS MILLICOM Ghana operators of Tigo Ghana has repositioned its Tigo Cash offering to attract more Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs and individuals to send their monies through the payment platform According to officials any subscriber can transfer money to businesses families and friends via the awardwinning mobile money offering Addressing journalists at the launch of the Tigo Cash person to person payments campaign at the headquarters of the telecommunications firm the Head of Mobile Financial Services at Tigo Ghana Selorm Adadevoh noted Tigo cash is today launching a new campaign that will promote and explore o...[...read more]

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Liberia: Mobile Money Goes Academic

MARCH 212014 THE NEW DAWN The Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money Service has reached nine schools in and around Monrovia with students taking advantage of the service to pay their tuition The Mobile Money Department of Lonestar Cell MTN on Wednesday 19 March held a mini raffle draw for students who used the service on the campus of the Philips Preparatory School in Fiama Sinkor to pay their school fees Over forty 40 students of the Philips Preparatory School used the service to pay their tuition for academic 20132014 Five out of the 40 students won a cell phone each and SIM card from mobile money for using the service The lucky winners i...[...read more]

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Mobicash: The via mobile financial service officially launch

MARCH 202014 MALIACTU Mobicash via the new mobile financial service Malitel was launched last Friday at the Radisson BluIt was under the chairmanship of the Minister of Communication and New Information Technologies JeanMarie Sangare The Malitel network process last Friday officially launched via its mobile financial service MobicashIt is an opportunity for the customers incumbent Mali through his mobile phone to access a range of services such as money deposit withdrawing cash transfer money buy recharge Malitel Also it allows the customer to view their balance and account historyIn addition to these services Malitel provides soon...[...read more]

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Brussels Airlines to fly with MTN Cameroonís Mobile Money

MARCH 192014 BUSINESSINCAMEROON The Belgian airline Brussels Airlines and the leader of the Cameroonian cellular phone industry MTN Cameroon 59 marketshare with 87 million subscribers on December 31 2013 just signed a partnership agreement for the purchasing of plane tickets using Mobile Money the mobile banking service of MTN Internationals Cameroonian subsidiary Brussels Airlines 300 daily flights 70 destinations and 43 planes is now the first airline to use the electronic payment service in Cameroon offering customers the possibility of buying their tickets without having to go anywhere or carrying large sums of money on them to get to ...[...read more]

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