The Federal Government of Nigeria further extends the deadline for the National Identification Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to March 31, 2022.
In a bid to cover for Kenya’s deficit in sugar production, sugar is imported from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) trade bloc, under strict Import rules. Accordingly, imports exceeding the set limit would attract 100 per cent duty.
KCB Uganda has rolled out ATM recyclers at select banking halls across the country, as a way of enhancing customer experience and improving the turnaround time at the banking halls.
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced that the Central Bank of Kenya (Amendment) Act, 2021, which will allow the CBK to license and supervise digital lenders, has come into effect following the Presidential assent on December 7, 2021.
MTN Nigeria is set to partner with Dotgo and Google to launch Rich Communications Services (RCS) Business Messaging Services. The RCS Business Messaging allows sharing of audio, video, images, location etc. to enable branded business messages.
In a bid to ensure data protection of users during verification transactions and to reduce redundancies during retrieval, usage, transfer, and storage of NIN, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the introduction of a suite of digital tokens that will replace the aging NIN slip and polycarbonate card.
In a move that has reverberated in the financial services sector, Union Bank Nigeria Plc announced that it has reached an agreement with Titan Trust Bank Ltd to sell a majority stake of 89.39%.
Autochek Africa, the leading auto tech company, has launched an exclusive brand-new car marketplace on the Autochek website and mobile app, and this new initiative allows customers to access digital financing solutions for brand new cars and trucks.
Safaricom is offering music streaming services to its subscribers through its new streaming platform-Baze Music app. With Baze Music, subscribers would have access to local and international tracks and be able to enjoy a mobile-first, ad-free, music streaming experience.
The government of Zimbabwe has announced the launch of an electronic passport (e-Passport), which would protect the privacy of citizens as it comes with advanced security features against identity theft and counterfeiting of travel documents.