Posts Tagged ‘Zambia’
GOtv Africa. A new digital pay TV service.
Monday, January 16th, 2012

I noticed multitudes of GOtv Africa banners and balloons in the ancient city of Ibadan Nigeria in the last quarter of 2011. The similarity with the name/logo of DStv was clear. Promotional drives were ongoing at different vantage points in Ibadan. GOtv is a new digital terrestrial TV (DTT) service by Multichoice Africa, operators of DStv. Instead of broadcasting via satellite, GOtv broadcasts from TV masts, sending encrypted digital signals to ...  [Read more]

Paypal in Africa: Kenya users can now receive money
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The big P of e-commerce, now offers more service to residents of Kenya. Paypal users in Kenya can now receive money via PayPal, and withdraw same to a US bank account if they have one. Though users in Kenya cannot yet withdraw to a local bank account, the ability to receive Paypal funds is a huge leap that would empower e-commerce merchants in the East African country. Paypal's entry into Africa has been been very slow and seemingly ...  [Read more]

Zain launches award winning mobile commerce service 'Zap' in Ghana
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

- Ghanaians To Pay For Goods And Services Via Mobile Phones -  Zap Eco-system to enrich lives offering customers more flexibility and security in a multitude of transactions 24 hours a day Tuesday 16 March, Accra – ‘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 ...  [Read more]

Angola 2010: Ghana vrs Nigeria match. Who would dominate?
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

This year's African Cup of Nations tournament - Angola 2010 - has not been short of drama. A few underdogs have made a mark by spoiling the chances of football giants while some favourites who even qualified for the South Africa 2010 World Cup tournament (Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Tunisia) have witnessed an early exit. Last night's matches were even more dramatic for the "Indomitable Lions" of Cameroon were dominated by the Pharaohs of Egypt. ...  [Read more]

Big Brother Africa 4 (2009): The Revolution. Housemates. Forum.
Saturday, September 5th, 2009

MNET's Big Brother Africa 4 reality show starts 5th September 2009 with very high expectations due to the hype from MNET. The show would last for 91 days. From Wikipedia: As with all Big Brother series, Big Brother Africa: The Revolution will include surprises and unexpected innovations. However there are several main differences in the series. In addition to a completely redesigned eye logo and new host Ikponmwosa "I.K." Osakioduwa, the ...  [Read more]

Mobile Web usage in Africa grows nearly 170%
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Opera Software ASA has again released its latest State of the Mobile Web report. The report provides information on the top global trends affecting the mobile Web. In addition to the top global trends and country snapshots, the report highlights trends in Africa and aggregate operator data for the top 10 countries. On a global scale, Opera Mini usage in Nigeria continues to surge, pushing past Poland and taking the #9 spot. The top 12 ...  [Read more]

Big Brother Africa 3: TK is out at last!
Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The Big Brother Africa 3 house mate that can be described as the cat with seven lives is out of the BBA 3 house at last! Takondwa had hitherto survived 5 evictions and had presented a real challenge to his house mates who desperately wanted to see him ...  [Read more]

Global aspirations: Zain rebrands Celtel Africa operations
Friday, August 1st, 2008

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 ‘One Network’ across two continents. 14 country operations across Africa will ...  [Read more]

Zain half-year 2008 results, surpasses 50m customers milestone
Saturday, July 26th, 2008

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 billion EBITDA US$ 1.305 billion Net ...  [Read more]

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

With its 75% acquisition of Ghana's Second National Operator (SNO) - Western Telesystems Limited from the government of Ghana for US$120 million, Celtel now has an operation in Ghana. Celtel International is the African arm of Zain. According to Zain's website: Zain (formerly MTC Group) acquired African mobile telecoms leader Celtel International B.V in May 2005 for US$3.36 billion, underscoring MTC’s ambition to become an international ...  [Read more]