Insurance: Future is micro and mobile

Planning your own funeral from an aubergine field has never been easier. Photo©SEYLLOU DIALLO/AFPTelecoms companies are redefining Africa's insurance landscape, using their brand recognition and wide customer reach to offer micro-insurance products to the tens of millions of uninsured Africans.

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Kenya's Equity Bank plans 10-nation Africa expansion

James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank, KenyaKenya's Equity Bank plans to enter 10 more African countries in the next decade, in addition to the five it already serves, by building operations from scratch or acquiring existing lenders, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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Telecoms: I'm not worried about the future - Airtel Africa boss

Christian de Faria, Chief executive, Airtel Africa. Photo©Phil Moore for JAThe manager of Airtel's Africa operations says that the years of difficulty are behind the company and that mobile internet and banking will buoy the firm's performance.

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Africa's electronic transactions grow as card services join mobile market

Photo©ReutersElectronic payment service companies, Visa and MasterCard have launched card services aimed at Africa's growing mobile payment industry.

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Kenya: Safaricom and Airtel bid for Essar/Yu assets near end

File photo©ReutersKenya's regulator said on Wednesday it had given preliminary approval to a joint bid by Safaricom and Airtel for the mobile assets of Essar Kenya and the final nod could be given next month.

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African Business: A rising force

Photo©GRAEME WILLIAMS/SOUTH-REAMines and oil still dominate the landscape of African capitalism, but new sectors are developing, generating jobs and added value.

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Airtel to provide fastest mobile Internet speeds with 3.75G launch in Malawi

AirtelMinister of Information Moses Kunkuyu described the upgrade as a revolution to mobile internet users. Malawi’s leading Mobile phone giant , Airtel  on Wednesday announced the introduction of the fastest speed and most widely covered mobile Internet with the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country. This is an upgrade from the current 3G data service to a 3.75G network – , a third generation mobile network which offers fastest information transfer.


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Bharti says crosses 50 mln mobile customers in Africa

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Airtel Nigeria mobile outages hit 5 million

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Airtel Nigeria mobile outages hit 5 million

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