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The Hidden Segment: The world’s disabled billion

The image the mobile industry projects is one of increasingly sophisticated gadgets and ever more impressive networks to support our personal and business lives. Rarely did the issue of People with Disabilities (PWDs) come into the discussion. Individual disabilities were addressed in a narrow world of charitable organisations and special…
Carol Benites
June 2, 2021
AfricaMobile Payments

The next stage of M-Pesa: Fuliza Micro-loans

The evolution of M-Pesa from simple payment tool to full fintech solution is still underway. Here, Dario Betti, CEO of MEF, reports on the results of the latest addition to Safaricom’s mobile money solution: micro-loans. M-Pesa is the long champion of mobile payments in Kenia and a number of African…
Sam Hill
December 20, 2019
AfricaMobile Payments

Nigeria: the rise of Fintech in Africa

Returning from a series of events in Africa, MEF CEO, Dario Betti, reports on the growing Fintech companies in the continent. Investment is flowing on African mobile payment solutions. Development in Fintech is progressing fast with new companies such as Opay, Interswitch and PalmPay emerging next to M-Pesa as the…
Sam Hill
December 10, 2019

MEF members at Africacom: BulkSMS

After a period of uncertainly, the South African A2P market now offers stable pricing and a level playing field for aggregators, says Pieter Streicher, MD of He told MEF how the market is flourishing as a result. Social media and messaging apps are hugely popular in South Africa. In…
Sam Hill
December 14, 2017

The AppsAfrica Awards 2017 Finalists – Part 3

MEF is proud to be a supporting partner of the annual Innovation Awards 2017, celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and held tonight in Cape Town. Now in their third year, the awards supported by Boomplay Music, Basebone, BBM, Content Connect Africa and Mobile Monday…
Sam Hill
November 6, 2017
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