Xoom, PayPal’s money transfer service, announced that the company’s customers in the US, UK, Canada and Europe can now send secure and convenient money transfers directly to mobile wallets in key markets across Africa with a focus on the underbanked segment. This new service expands the company’s offering to send money to mobile wallets in Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—with plans to include more markets in 2021. Read more
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AFRICAN WRITERS TRUST ANNOUNCES THE SHORTLIST FOR THE PUBLISHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2020. Continue reading
LUSAKA, Dec 23 (Reuters) – The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he criticised the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on Monday.
The first ever Kigali International Comedy Festival held at the weekend featured popular local and international acts in an event organisers hope can give people a platform to further express themselves. Continue reading
For a second day in a row, lawmakers brawled in Uganda’s parliament over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let the long-ruling president run for re-election. Continue reading
Kenya is on edge ahead of national elections on Tuesday, but the risk is that much greater for women candidates facing violence, intimidation, and general sexism in the race. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 11, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (May 11) met with African leaders on the sideline of an international conference on Somalia in London.
Yusufu Mbaziira founded a bicycle courier inside his small town, Kasubi, a Kampala suburb in 2002. He hopes that the courier service can empower the riders financially, while helping to produce world class cyclists. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading
There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading
At least 25 people were killed when an oil tanker burst into flames sending a fireball onto one of Kenya’s main highways. Paul Chapman reports. Continue reading