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News in Brief 20 December 2017
Africa: Africa: Money partnership - Huawei and Xpress Money are to collaborate to expand African mobile money services, ITWeb has reported. Xpress Money, with its 170,000 agent locations in 150 countr...(more)

News in Brief 6 December 2017
Africa: Africa: Africa accord - A two-day African Union meeting of the Specialised Technical Committee on Communication and ICT in Addis Ababa that ended on 1 December, have declared digitisation a pr...(more)

News in Brief 13 December 2017
Africa: Afghanistan: LTE launch - In November Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) launched LTE services in Herat and Baghlan. It is the sole provider of 4G services, having rolled out LTE t...(more)

News in Brief 30 November 2017
Africa: Africa: Data deal - NTT Communications (NTT Com), the data and IP services arm of NTT Group, has signed a deal with pan-African telecommunications services provider Internet Solutions of Sout...(more)

News in Brief 23 November 2017
Africa: Africa: Local focus - Truecaller is expand in Africa, reports ITNewsAfrica. Director and Head of Worldwide Developer Relations, Priyam Bose, made the announcement at an event in Lagos. The Cal...(more)

News in Brief 16 November 2017
Africa: Afghanistan: Progress - Roshan Community's (a division of operator Roshan) MD, Shainoor Khoja, told Mobile World Live that 90 percent of the population now has 'access to a mobile phone and t...(more)

News in Brief 9 November 2017
Africa: Africa: Profitable platform - MVNE Pareteum has signed a five-year deal with an unnamed telco in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide its managed services platform. Pareteum is expected to generate s...(more)

News in Brief 2 November 2017
Africa: Cameroon: Money milestone - MTN Cameroon has achieved a significant milestone in the expansion of MTN Mobile Money. On 13 October 2017 it achieved one million active users on its mobile money ...(more)

News in Brief 25 October 2017
Africa: Algeria: Petition posted - Orascom TMT Investments (OTMTI) is to challenge the June ruling issued by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). ICSID dismissed...(more)

News in Brief 18 October 2017
Africa: Africa: Loan expansion - Jumia is expanding the small business loan programme it launched earlier in 2017 into every country where it operates. In conjunction with the San Francisco-based lend...(more)

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