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MTN walks away from Ethiopia despite mobile money permit clause

Ethiopia has formally announced that it will launch the process to award a second new mobile licence later this month, including a permit to offer financial services. But despite the removal of what has been widely seen as a key stumbling block in the liberalisation of the country’s telecoms market, African telco giant MTN is reportedly no longer interested.

MTN teams up with Mastercard on mobile wallets

Africa’s leading mobile operator MTN has partnered with payment platform Mastercard to add online payment functions to its mobile wallet for user across its fintech footprint.

A weak France overshadowed Orange’s Q1

The telecom operator Orange reported a flat Q1, with a weak performance in its home market partially compensated by the strength in Africa and the Middle East.

London welcomes buskers to the digital revolution

Moving into the connected era has threatened the livelihoods of numerous individuals, but a new initiative from Busk In London and iZettle, backed by London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans to bring buskers into the digital economy.

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