• Mobile phone usage explodes in Africa, spurring innovation

    A drive through Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi reveals a nation in love -- with the mobile phone. Across the African continent, improvements in mobile phone technology and greater access to the internet are spurring new innovations in the tech sector. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kenya, the East African nation leading the trend.

    published: 15 Feb 2014
  • Mobile payment in Africa | Shift

    Mobile payment is big business in Africa. Around 18 million people use their mobile phones to pay for a wide range of services and goods. The Kenyan service M-Pesa is now expanding to Europe. More Shift: http://www.dw.de/program/shift/s-30417-9798

    published: 20 Jan 2015
  • The Power of Mobile in Africa | Julian Pistone & David Steinacker | TEDxLugano

    Africa is one of the fastest growing mobile regions in the world and has also become a cradle for creative innovation. At TEDxLugano, Julian Pistone and David Steinacker – the dynamic duo from Google – share their experience and knowledge of the widespread mobile technology in Africa and the power and transformative impact mobile could have in Africa. Julian works as a Strategic Partner Manager at Google. Half Austrian, half Italian, he grew up on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Today, Julian consults Swiss web publishers and app developers on their digital monetization strategies. He is also a guest lecturer on online advertising at Bocconi University and Grenoble Graduate School of Business, where he shares his passion for mobile technology and emerging markets. Julian has a particular af...

    published: 26 May 2015
  • How Mobile Phones Are Changing Life in Africa

    From VOA Learning English, we bring you news about technology in Special English. The World Bank estimates there are about 650 million mobile phone users in African countries south of the Sahara desert. That is greater than the number of users in the United States and the European Union. Samia Melhem works for the World Bank to increase information technologies in Africa. She says mobile phones are Africa's fastest-growing technology. She says more Africans have access to the Internet than to clean water or sanitation. She says mobile technology has brought about huge changes in how people live. CNN television recently named seven ways life has been revolutionized by mobile phones. They include political activism, education, entertainment, disaster management, agriculture, and health. ...

    published: 26 Feb 2013
  • Mobile credit system takes Kenya by storm | Africa on the Move

    Mshwari is a mobile payment system that lets users save and borrow money through their phone while earning interest on money saved. It is an attractive offer for Kenyans with little income and small businesses.

    published: 15 Sep 2016
  • Hello Africa - Mobile Phone Culture in Africa

    Hello Africa is the title of a documentary that illustrates cellphone culture in Africa. It shows images of contemporary Africa with focus on people's lifestyles, popular culture, habits, activities and opinions in the context of mobile technology usage. The movie portraits individuals from all society: teachers, athletes, vendors, watchmen, musicians and many more. They all have in common that they are connected and have unique stories to tell. Contrasts, strong visuals and a cool soundtrack presents this theme and, in a broader sense, aims to raise the awareness of the ICT4D movement. http://wiki.ict4d.at/Hello_Africa

    published: 04 Jul 2011
  • Does Africa lead the world in mobile payments?

    As mobile users increase in the Country, cashless transactions have increased too. In Kenya it is now common to see a mobile transaction between a customer and service provider compared to five or six years ago. Almost every commodity or service from supermarkets, car parking services, hotels and restaurants and many more all have an option of paying through mobile phone. According to the Kenya bankers Association, an estimated 66% of Kenyans send or receive money through their mobile phones.

    published: 03 Jul 2015
  • A mobile power plant | Eco-at-Africa

    A German firm has developed a solar array and mini power plant that folds up into a container, and could allow African villages to take care of their own electricity needs. For more eco@africa, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686

    published: 04 Nov 2016
  • Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

    The proliferation of mobile phones has opened up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. The World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries. To learn more, visit http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/listening-to-africa Download the handbook: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24595

    published: 23 Jan 2017
  • Perpetuum Jazzile - Africa

    Perpetuum Jazzile is an XXL vocal group from Slovenia. Toto's Africa by Perpetuum Jazzile, performed live at Vokal Xtravaganzza 2008 (October 2008) - arranger Tomaž Kozlevčar. *** LOWEST RATES ON PERPETUUM JAZZILE MP3s ON http://PJvocal.com *** --- Official website: http://PJvocal.com --- PJ shop: http://www.perpetuumjazzile.si/shop/ --- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/perpetuumjazzile --- Twitter: http://twitter.com/PJazzile Thunderstorm simulation effects inspired by Kearnsey College choir (South Africa). THANK YOU!!! Perpetuum Jazzile. Vocal ecstasy.

    published: 27 May 2009
  • Africa harnesses the power of the phone

    Yousef Eldin explores the impact that new developments in mobile phone technology are having on life in some of Uganda's most isolated communities

    published: 25 Jul 2011
  • Spotlight on Africa Mobile Statistics & Facts 2012 0

    published: 13 Sep 2014
  • Focus on Africa's mobile telecommunication industry

    Africa's Mobile telecommunication Industry has evolved over the years. Mobile phones have become one of the most valued possessions for many Africans. According to Tax and Advisory firm, KPMG, the continent presents a massive consumer market when compared with the slowdown in subscriber growth in the rest of the world, with at least 500 million potential mobile subscribers.

    published: 04 Jul 2014
  • Mobile money revolution in Africa

    AP Television Kampala, Uganda - March 31, 2011 1. Wide of Kampala traffic 2. Wide of Kampala streets 3. Tilt down UTL M-Sente billboard to MTN mobile money billboard 4. Various of UTL mobile money centre 5. Various set ups of Stephen Waiswa, Head of UTL Mobile money (M-Sente) 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Waiswa, Head of UTL Mobile money (M-Sente): "Mobile money is typically a money transfer service. It is, in the ordinary language, sending of money from one person to another. And, going forward, this has been enhanced like we shall be able to see. But basically it is a money transfer service from one person to another. Here we are trying to look at how do we reach the rural un-banked population. So mobile money concept basically lies along those circles." 7. Close of bank tel...

    published: 30 Jul 2015
  • Why does Africa lead the way in mobile banking?

    A recent study revealed that by 2017 a billion people will have carried out some kind of banking transaction on their mobile phone. African banks and mobile carriers are far more advanced in this technology than those in the West -- is there something that Europe and the US can learn? Paul Richardson and Richard Willcox discuss.

    published: 22 Mar 2013
  • Mobile money in Africa

    May 19 - Mobile money has changed from being a fad into a full-blown industry. According to MasterCard, Africa is taking the lead in the market. Close to 70 percent of the world's active mobile money customers are on the continent.

    published: 19 May 2014
Mobile phone usage explodes in Africa, spurring innovation

Mobile phone usage explodes in Africa, spurring innovation

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  • Updated: 15 Feb 2014
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A drive through Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi reveals a nation in love -- with the mobile phone. Across the African continent, improvements in mobile phone technology and greater access to the internet are spurring new innovations in the tech sector. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kenya, the East African nation leading the trend.
https://wn.com/Mobile_Phone_Usage_Explodes_In_Africa,_Spurring_Innovation
Mobile payment in Africa | Shift

Mobile payment in Africa | Shift

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  • Updated: 20 Jan 2015
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Mobile payment is big business in Africa. Around 18 million people use their mobile phones to pay for a wide range of services and goods. The Kenyan service M-Pesa is now expanding to Europe. More Shift: http://www.dw.de/program/shift/s-30417-9798
https://wn.com/Mobile_Payment_In_Africa_|_Shift
The Power of Mobile in Africa | Julian Pistone & David Steinacker | TEDxLugano

The Power of Mobile in Africa | Julian Pistone & David Steinacker | TEDxLugano

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  • Updated: 26 May 2015
  • views: 9816
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Africa is one of the fastest growing mobile regions in the world and has also become a cradle for creative innovation. At TEDxLugano, Julian Pistone and David Steinacker – the dynamic duo from Google – share their experience and knowledge of the widespread mobile technology in Africa and the power and transformative impact mobile could have in Africa. Julian works as a Strategic Partner Manager at Google. Half Austrian, half Italian, he grew up on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Today, Julian consults Swiss web publishers and app developers on their digital monetization strategies. He is also a guest lecturer on online advertising at Bocconi University and Grenoble Graduate School of Business, where he shares his passion for mobile technology and emerging markets. Julian has a particular affinity to Africa, a continent that he believes offers not only immense beauty, but tremendous potential for growth and creative innovation. David works as a Strategist at Google, where he acts as a business advisor for large online publishers. Prior to joining Google, he served as a Product Development Manager for mobile banking in Kenya and as a consultant and researcher for inter alia Oxfam and the World Bank in South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique and Uganda. David is a strong believer in the power of innovation and mobile technology and is certain that the next economic miracle is happening right now in Africa. He holds a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics (LSE). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
https://wn.com/The_Power_Of_Mobile_In_Africa_|_Julian_Pistone_David_Steinacker_|_Tedxlugano
How Mobile Phones Are Changing Life in Africa

How Mobile Phones Are Changing Life in Africa

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  • Updated: 26 Feb 2013
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From VOA Learning English, we bring you news about technology in Special English. The World Bank estimates there are about 650 million mobile phone users in African countries south of the Sahara desert. That is greater than the number of users in the United States and the European Union. Samia Melhem works for the World Bank to increase information technologies in Africa. She says mobile phones are Africa's fastest-growing technology. She says more Africans have access to the Internet than to clean water or sanitation. She says mobile technology has brought about huge changes in how people live. CNN television recently named seven ways life has been revolutionized by mobile phones. They include political activism, education, entertainment, disaster management, agriculture, and health. Banking is another industry that has been transformed by mobile phones. Reports say at least half of the adults in Gabon, Kenya, and Sudan use mobile money. Rene Mendy sells goods in the streets of Dakar, Senegal. But he never had enough money to open a bank account. Now he uses a mobile phone banking service called Orange Money. With his telephone, he can add or take out as little as one dollar from his account. He can make payments and send money to family members who live far away. Orange Money says it serves 4 million customers in 10 countries. The World Bank's Samia Melhem notes that the French company is facing competition from other mobile banking services. That is not a surprise. The cost of sending a payment by phone is far lower than with traditional transfer agents like Western Union. For VOA Learning English, I'm Laurel Bowman.(Adapted from a radio program broadcast 04Feb2013)
https://wn.com/How_Mobile_Phones_Are_Changing_Life_In_Africa
Mobile credit system takes Kenya by storm | Africa on the Move

Mobile credit system takes Kenya by storm | Africa on the Move

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  • Duration: 3:20
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2016
  • views: 469
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Mshwari is a mobile payment system that lets users save and borrow money through their phone while earning interest on money saved. It is an attractive offer for Kenyans with little income and small businesses.
https://wn.com/Mobile_Credit_System_Takes_Kenya_By_Storm_|_Africa_On_The_Move
Hello Africa - Mobile Phone Culture in Africa

Hello Africa - Mobile Phone Culture in Africa

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  • Updated: 04 Jul 2011
  • views: 19474
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Hello Africa is the title of a documentary that illustrates cellphone culture in Africa. It shows images of contemporary Africa with focus on people's lifestyles, popular culture, habits, activities and opinions in the context of mobile technology usage. The movie portraits individuals from all society: teachers, athletes, vendors, watchmen, musicians and many more. They all have in common that they are connected and have unique stories to tell. Contrasts, strong visuals and a cool soundtrack presents this theme and, in a broader sense, aims to raise the awareness of the ICT4D movement. http://wiki.ict4d.at/Hello_Africa
https://wn.com/Hello_Africa_Mobile_Phone_Culture_In_Africa
Does Africa lead the world in mobile payments?

Does Africa lead the world in mobile payments?

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  • Duration: 2:31
  • Updated: 03 Jul 2015
  • views: 988
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As mobile users increase in the Country, cashless transactions have increased too. In Kenya it is now common to see a mobile transaction between a customer and service provider compared to five or six years ago. Almost every commodity or service from supermarkets, car parking services, hotels and restaurants and many more all have an option of paying through mobile phone. According to the Kenya bankers Association, an estimated 66% of Kenyans send or receive money through their mobile phones.
https://wn.com/Does_Africa_Lead_The_World_In_Mobile_Payments
A mobile power plant | Eco-at-Africa

A mobile power plant | Eco-at-Africa

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  • Duration: 3:32
  • Updated: 04 Nov 2016
  • views: 930
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A German firm has developed a solar array and mini power plant that folds up into a container, and could allow African villages to take care of their own electricity needs. For more eco@africa, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
https://wn.com/A_Mobile_Power_Plant_|_Eco_At_Africa
Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

Listening to Africa: A New Way to Gather Data Using Mobile Phones

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  • Duration: 2:31
  • Updated: 23 Jan 2017
  • views: 632
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The proliferation of mobile phones has opened up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. The World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries. To learn more, visit http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/listening-to-africa Download the handbook: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24595
https://wn.com/Listening_To_Africa_A_New_Way_To_Gather_Data_Using_Mobile_Phones
Perpetuum Jazzile - Africa

Perpetuum Jazzile - Africa

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  • Duration: 6:18
  • Updated: 27 May 2009
  • views: 19597011
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Perpetuum Jazzile is an XXL vocal group from Slovenia. Toto's Africa by Perpetuum Jazzile, performed live at Vokal Xtravaganzza 2008 (October 2008) - arranger Tomaž Kozlevčar. *** LOWEST RATES ON PERPETUUM JAZZILE MP3s ON http://PJvocal.com *** --- Official website: http://PJvocal.com --- PJ shop: http://www.perpetuumjazzile.si/shop/ --- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/perpetuumjazzile --- Twitter: http://twitter.com/PJazzile Thunderstorm simulation effects inspired by Kearnsey College choir (South Africa). THANK YOU!!! Perpetuum Jazzile. Vocal ecstasy.
https://wn.com/Perpetuum_Jazzile_Africa
Africa harnesses the power of the phone

Africa harnesses the power of the phone

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  • Duration: 4:01
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2011
  • views: 2614
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Yousef Eldin explores the impact that new developments in mobile phone technology are having on life in some of Uganda's most isolated communities
https://wn.com/Africa_Harnesses_The_Power_Of_The_Phone
Spotlight on Africa Mobile Statistics & Facts 2012 0

Spotlight on Africa Mobile Statistics & Facts 2012 0

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  • Updated: 13 Sep 2014
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https://wn.com/Spotlight_On_Africa_Mobile_Statistics_Facts_2012_0
Focus on Africa's mobile telecommunication industry

Focus on Africa's mobile telecommunication industry

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  • Updated: 04 Jul 2014
  • views: 4320
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Africa's Mobile telecommunication Industry has evolved over the years. Mobile phones have become one of the most valued possessions for many Africans. According to Tax and Advisory firm, KPMG, the continent presents a massive consumer market when compared with the slowdown in subscriber growth in the rest of the world, with at least 500 million potential mobile subscribers.
https://wn.com/Focus_On_Africa's_Mobile_Telecommunication_Industry
Mobile money revolution in Africa

Mobile money revolution in Africa

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  • Updated: 30 Jul 2015
  • views: 719
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AP Television Kampala, Uganda - March 31, 2011 1. Wide of Kampala traffic 2. Wide of Kampala streets 3. Tilt down UTL M-Sente billboard to MTN mobile money billboard 4. Various of UTL mobile money centre 5. Various set ups of Stephen Waiswa, Head of UTL Mobile money (M-Sente) 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Waiswa, Head of UTL Mobile money (M-Sente): "Mobile money is typically a money transfer service. It is, in the ordinary language, sending of money from one person to another. And, going forward, this has been enhanced like we shall be able to see. But basically it is a money transfer service from one person to another. Here we are trying to look at how do we reach the rural un-banked population. So mobile money concept basically lies along those circles." 7. Close of bank teller writing in ledger 8. Mid of mobile phone and bank tellers 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Waiswa, Head of UTL Mobile money (M-Sente): "Your Sim card becomes your account, M-Sente account. So if you deposit money you have actually deposited on your virtual account - that is the Sim card. So, at that point you are able to make various transactions. For example, you can be able to send money to another person." 11. Wide Leonard Massa, new M-Sente agent at bank counter 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Leonard Massa, new M-Sente agent: "People are going in for the service of M-Sente because of the various services offered like paying for utility bills, you can also come in to use the service. So people are going in for this M-Sente service because it is making life easier in a way." AP Television Kampala, Central Uganda - March 13, 2011 13. Wide of UBA bank exterior 14. Wide UBA bank interior 15. Mid customer being served 16. Close of machine counting money 17. Various set ups of Joseph Arinaitwe, Head of E-Banking, UBA Bank 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joseph Arinaitwe, Head of E-Banking, UBA Bank: "Mobile money basically has picked up because it answers three fundamentals. The first is convenience. The average Ugandan, the average East African has no time to come to the bank. Some of the banks are situated very far from where the people are, where they live and where they do there businesses. Secondly, the cost of opening a bank account in this part of the world is still very prohibitive. Thirdly, the cost of maintaining a bank account is very high." 19. Close of cash being counted 20. SOUNDBITE: (English) Joseph Arinaitwe, Head of E-Banking, UBA Bank: "When I send you money on your phone, if I send you two dollars on your phone unless you draw it after three months you will still have the two dollars. If I put that same amount of two dollars on your bank account after two months you will have no money, it would have been eaten away with the bank charges. This is very important because we see people use the mobile phone as a saving tool." AP Television Kampala, Central Uganda - March 18, 2011 21. Wide of Kireka Market 22. Mid of Kireka Market 23. Mid of Isaac Mwende, market trader 24. Mid of Isaac Mwende with a customer 25. Close of customer using phone to pay for purchases 26. Mid of customer taking his groceries 27. SOUNDBITE: (English) Isaac Mwende, market trader: "Most people use Mobile Money because it is very easy. There is no need of carrying money, taking to the bank, carrying money, paying somebody. So long as you have MTN Mobile Money, that's all - you just send the money to that person and everything goes well and forward." 28. Mid of Isaac Mwende at his vegetable stall 29. SOUNDBITE: (English) Isaac Mwende, market trader: 30. Various of Isaac Mwende arranging vegetables on his market stall LEADIN: Mobile money is transforming the way people do business - especially in the developing world. STORYLINE: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/42009b922cd9aeb054a28bfe02e6b064 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Mobile_Money_Revolution_In_Africa
Why does Africa lead the way in mobile banking?

Why does Africa lead the way in mobile banking?

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  • Duration: 2:24
  • Updated: 22 Mar 2013
  • views: 7660
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A recent study revealed that by 2017 a billion people will have carried out some kind of banking transaction on their mobile phone. African banks and mobile carriers are far more advanced in this technology than those in the West -- is there something that Europe and the US can learn? Paul Richardson and Richard Willcox discuss.
https://wn.com/Why_Does_Africa_Lead_The_Way_In_Mobile_Banking
Mobile money in Africa

Mobile money in Africa

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  • Duration: 2:39
  • Updated: 19 May 2014
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May 19 - Mobile money has changed from being a fad into a full-blown industry. According to MasterCard, Africa is taking the lead in the market. Close to 70 percent of the world's active mobile money customers are on the continent.
https://wn.com/Mobile_Money_In_Africa
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