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News in Brief 14 September 2016
Africa: Insurance initiative - MTN Group and MMI have announced the launch of a micro insurance joint venture branded aYo, and promises to offer relevant, accessible and easy to use insurance solution...(more)

News in Brief 7 September 2016
Afghanistan: Data milestone - At the end of July Etisalat claimed to have achieved the one million milestone for data users on its network. Etisalat Afghanistan’s CEO Dr. Salah Zerguerras said: ...(more)

News in Brief 30 August 2016
Algeria: CEO moves on - Joseph Ged, Ooredoo Algeria’s CEO, has stepped down after nearly ten years leading the company. Ged will now take up other responsibilities within Ooredoo Group. Hen...(more)

News in Brief 23 August 2016
Afghanistan: SIM registration - The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has called on the mobile providers to introduce biometric verification for SIM registration as soon as possible in a...(more)

News in Brief 17 August 2016
Africa: Cross-border payment app - Standard Bank has launched an application that facilitates financial transactions across borders. The mobile application as been launched in South Africa, Namibia, B...(more)

News in Brief 10 August 2016
Africa: E-store expansion - Midcom Group is to invest USD 50 million to create the largest mobile and electronics retail operations in Africa under its Mstore brand. Retail operations will be expanded...(more)

News in Brief 3 August 2016
Afghanistan: Warm welcome - ATRA has formally welcomed Naqeeballuh Sailab as Vice-Chairman and Besmellah Khuram as a new Member of Board. Minister of Communication and IT H.E Abdul Razaq Vahidi, Techn...(more)

News in Brief 27 July 2016
Africa: Satellite readied for take-off - Second in the Intelsat Epic series of high-throughput satellites (HTS), the IS-33e, is due to be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket on 24 August. The satellite has...(more)

News in Brief 20 July 2016
Afghanistan: Chinese collaboration - Deputy technology minister of MCIT Aimal Marjan along with spokesman of the Ministry, Mohammad Yasin Samim, the director of Technology and Innovation Wais Payab an...(more)

News in Brief 30 June 2016
Africa: Aviation payment solution - 3G Direct Pay Group (3GDP), a Pan-African online and mobile payments provider, has partnered with cloud reservation system, AeroCRS, to launch a mobile money soluti...(more)



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