GOtv Africa. A new digital pay TV service.

A screenshot of GOtv Africa

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 […]

Paypal in Africa: Kenya users can now receive money

Paypal users in Kenya can now receive funds

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 […]

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.

Angola 2010: Ghana vrs Nigeria match. Who would dominate?

Some Nigerian fans lift their flag high just before a match between Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria for a group stage match in Ghana 2008. Photo by Oluniyi David Ajao.

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 […]

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

Big Brother Revolution logo

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%

Opera Mini

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 […]

Celtel Ghana

With its 75% acquisition of Ghana’s Second National Operator (SNO) – Western Telesystems Limited [WESTEL] 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 […]