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Safaricom Accused Of Selling Subscriber Data

An ex-Safaricom employee suggested that the biggest mobile network operator in Kenya sells data to micro-financing companies and betting agencies. Last year, the MNO was taken to court by a customer who alleged the company had sold personal data of 11.5 million customers to betting companies. It has now come to light that one of […]

Safaricom Tried To Launch A Sasai Before Sasai And They Failed

Last year Safaricom attempted to launch a messaging application called Bonga. The premise of Bonga was that it would bank on M-PESA’s (Kenya most popular mobile money platform) reach and integrate messaging along with social features in one place. Sounds familiar? We’d actually like to move beyond M-Pesa by leveraging its power as a social […]

M-Pesa Customers Outraged After PayPal Accounts Were Blocked For ‘Fraudulent Behaviour’, But They Adhere To PayPals T’s&C’s

Kenyans who happen to use M-Pesa felt hard done by as they woke up to find that their Paypal linked accounts had been ‘limited’ without being forwarned.  Being limited means that they are not able to make any PayPal payments, which include sending and receiving money. So it essentially means that they are blocked. In […]

PayPal Partners M-Pesa To Enhance E-Commerce, Will Ecocash Follow?

Mobile money service platform, M-Pesa users will soon be able to participate in global e-commerce after it announced a collaboration with worldwide online payments system, PayPal. The service will facilitate M-Pesa users to shop with PayPal merchants and smoothly transfer funds between M-Pesa and PayPal accounts consequently increasing commerce nationally and internationally. Qualifying M-Pesa users […]

[Video] NetOne switches to Mpesa platform to resurrect their mobile money platform OneMoney

OneMoney is running on the biggest mobile money platform Mpesa in a bid to redeem themselves from the misfire of OneWallet. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: Airtime amount ($): EcoCash or OneMoney number: Buy Please dial our USSD code *405# on your phone to buy airtime because this page will […]

EcoCash NFC card surfaces as new product – update

The EcoCash NFC (Near Field Communication) card which was being tested last year has now resurfaced.

Lessons for African operators as Safaricom opens M-PESA API to developers

Recently, there was a lot of excitement stirred up when Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile operator, released the Application Program Interface (API) for its mobile money service M-PESA to local and international developers. This is a step forward for Kenyan mobile commerce and e-services, but also shines light on the importance of startup and developer engagement.