Communications Africa weekly digest - 20th - 26th March

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307(Image source: j cadmus/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on from 20 - 27 March 2017

Mastercard partner Mobile Money Africa to host the CashlessAfrica Conference in Nigeria

The CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo, Nigeria, is a platform for technology companies, FinTech’s and other financial institutions to come together and share best practices in order to build a strong economy in West Africa. Read more here

Teraco raises R1.2bn in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres

Teraco, Africa's largest carrier and cloud neutral co-location data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), announced that it has raised a medium-term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2bn. Read more here

SafariCom and mSurvey launch first cash economy research platform in Africa 

Leveraging mSurvey’s mobile research platform, first-of-its-kind data feed tracks Kenya’s cash economy; quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends. Read more here

Former NBA player expands Nigeria-based online travel agency 

Obinna Ekezie, a former NBA player, launched Wakanow, a Nigeria-based online travel agency which has now expanded into the UK and UAE. Read more here

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