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Nigerian SIM-related ID drive already under pressure

Nigerian SIM-related ID drive already under pressure

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s order for telecoms firms to add National Identification Numbers (NIN) to all registered SIM cards within two weeks – that is, by the end if this year – has, perhaps predictably, already faced difficulties.

Thunes and Co-op bring new money transfer service to Kenya

Thunes and Co-op bring new money transfer service to Kenya

Barely a week goes by, it seems, without the announcement of another digital money transfer service in Africa. The latest involves Co-operative Bank of Kenya, a leading financial institution in Kenya and the larger East Africa region, and Thunes, a cross-border payment provider.

Nokia outlines its role in Togocom’s 5G plans

Nokia outlines its role in Togocom’s 5G plans

Following last week’s announcement that operator Togocom is deploying the first 5G network in West Africa, Nokia has announced that it will be supplying 5G equipment and services for the new network, which launched in Togo's capital city Lomé ...

Sale of Airtel’s Ghana business nearly complete

Sale of Airtel’s Ghana business nearly complete

Following Bharti Airtel’s recently announcement that it will leave the Ghanaian market, local press reports suggest that the completion of the sale of the former AirtelTigo – Airtel's mobile communications business in Ghana – is imminent.