Africa Magic Swahili coming soon

Following the huge success of its Africa Magic channel, MNET has since launched variants of the channel. Africa Magic Swahili is the latest of them all. It will showcase Swahili film-making and storytelling for Swahili speaking audiences in East Africa. The content will be in Kiswahili language, with subtitles in English language. The channel will […]

DStv Mobile on your laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod

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DStv is offering a major boost to residents of Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya who might be interested in their DStv Mobile service. Before now, the DStv Mobile had been restricted to a few mobile phones – these phones have in-built circuitry that enable them to receive and decode DVB-H signals. DStv is now offering […]

Vodacom's The Grid goes global

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The Grid, Vodacom’s mobile social network, has gone global.  Following successful launches last year in Nigeria and Tanzania, as of today people worldwide can access this unique service offering mobile chat and content sharing features. Up to now the two million existing members of  The Grid  “in South Africa, Nigeria and Tanzania – were only […]

Zain launches award winning mobile commerce service 'Zap' in Ghana

Philip Sowah, Country Manager of Zain Ghana speaks to the press at the Zap launch

‘Zap’, Zain’s award winning mobile commerce service that allows customers to use their mobile phones like a mobile wallet to pay for goods and services and conduct banking services regardless of the type of handset they use, was launched today in Accra. Zap is a novel product that provides the most comprehensive and accessible package of m-commerce features currently available anywhere in the world.

Sighting Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro as seen from the clouds. Photo by Oluniyi D. Ajao.

We were cruising at an altitude of about  34,000 feet from the coastal town of Mombasa headed for Nairobi when the voice of the Kenya Airways pilot broke into the quietness of the flight. I took it to be another routine announcement but it  turned out to be different: ‘…for those seated on the left […]

Big Brother Africa 4 (2009): The Revolution. Housemates. Forum.

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Big Brother Africa 2009 The Revolution hosted by Ikponmwosa “I.K.” Osakioduwa. Housemates would be from Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Mobile Web usage in Africa grows nearly 170%

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Newest State of the Mobile Web report profiles aggregate operator data in top 10 countries. Opera today released its newest State of the Mobile Web report. The report provides information on the top global trends affecting the mobile Web.

Global aspirations: Zain rebrands Celtel Africa operations

1 August 2008 – Nairobi, Kenya – Zain Group, the leading telecommunications mobile operator servicing over 50 million customers in 22 countries across the Middle East and Africa, today announced it has re-branded its entire African operations from Celtel to Zain ( The move coincides with the linking of the world’s first borderless mobile service […]

Zain half-year 2008 results, surpasses 50m customers milestone

Zain, the leading mobile telecommunication operator in the Middle East and Africa present in 22 countries, announces today its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2008. The results showed significant growth in revenues with customer numbers exceeding 50 million. H1-2008 Key Performance Indicators Total Managed Active Customers 50.74 million Consolidated Revenues US$ 3.488 […]