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New Smartphone Apps Designed to Simplify Mobile Money Payments

Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR industry standard

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MTN Uganda Hires TBWA as New Integrated Marketing and Communication Agency

MTN Uganda has announced that its integrated marketing and communication function will, with effect from July 1 2017, be taken over by TBWA, following successful completion of a transition process from its former agency Metropolitan Republic. TBWA is part of the Omnicom Group that was recently appointed by MTN as the

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Rwanda, ICT Companies Sign Deals at Transform Africa Summit

The government of Rwanda and Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications firm, have signed a deal that will see various ICT projects undertaken in the capital Kigali. The deal was signed during the Transform Africa 2017 held in Kigali with a view of enabling ICT projects in line with Rwanda’s National

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One Million Sim-Cards Fail Verification Test, to be Switched Off

Just a week to the deadline for the simcard verification, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has released an update of simcards that have so far been successfully verified. According to the update, details of 17 million simcards were sent for verification, 15 million have undergone verification while the details submitted for

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RwandAir CEO Fired

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on Wednesday chaired a cabinet meeting that relieved John Mirenge of his duties as the chief executive officer of national carrier RwandAir. Mirenge was replaced with Col Chance Ndagano, who is also the vice chairperson of the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) board. Lt Col Sylvere Munyaneza was

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