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PayPal to MPESA Transactions to be Interrupted on Monday

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PayPal to MPESA transactions will be interrupted next week due to a planned maintenance on the platform. This was quietly announced as...
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New MPESA Short Code Has a Nifty Way To Verify Recipient’s Details While Sending Money

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Yesterday, Safaricom formally announced a new MPESA shortcode that you can use to access MPESA services via USSD. It is officially the third method...
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MPESA Can Now Be Accessed Through USSD Short Code

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Safaricom today has announced that they have rolled out MPESA services through a shortcode menu. MPESA services will now be accessed by dialling *334# on...
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Free Kshs 1000 M-Pesa Transfers to Hit End of the Road

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The government will end the free weekly cash transfers via MPESA to poor households affected by economic knocks of COVID-19 in October. Labour and Social...
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Safaricom’s Mpesa for Business App Sees 50K Downloads, Lipa Na Mpesa Users Reach 186K

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Mobile money payments have risen as merchants and consumers try and avoid handling physical money. Micro, small and medium enterprises(MSMEs) have a lot to...
Safaricom MPESA

Safaricom Adds a Subtle Yet Nifty Transaction Counter To MPESA Messages

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Safaricom has performed a number of updates for the past one month or so and yesterday's MPESA interruption was the longest. Usually, the updates...
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Uber Cash Goes Live in Kenya That Integrates MPESA

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Uber has launched its Uber Cash digital wallet in a number of African countries this week which is a partnership with the fintech firm, Flutterwave. Uber Cash...
Safaricom vodacom mpesa venture

Safaricom and Vodacom Complete Acquisition of MPESA Brand from Vodafone

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Vodacom and Safaricom have announced they have jointly completed the acquisition of the MPESA brand, product development, and support services from Vodafone. This acquisition was...
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Central Bank of Kenya Allows Safaricom to Double MPESA Transaction Limits

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Today, Safaricom has announced that they have waived MPESA fees for person to person transactions below Kshs 1000 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was...
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Safaricom Waives MPESA Fees due to Coronavirus

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Safaricom has announced that they have waived fees for MPESA transactions below Kshs 1000 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Starting tomorrow, all person to person...
M-Pesa Global

Safaricom Revamps MPESA Global User Interface on MySafaricom App

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Safaricom has recently pushed an update to the old mySafaricom app  on Android (yes there is a new one) which adds a minor feature. The...
Lipa Na MPESA

Lipa Na MPESA Black Friday Offer Has 5% Cash Back but There Is a Catch

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Safaricom has a Black Friday Offer this month where you get cash back when you pay via Lipa na MPESA. However it has a catch.
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Safaricom Teases Refreshed M-PESA Logo, Draws Mixed Reactions

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One of the few things that arouse a lot of hoity-toity opinion is when a company decides to change their logo. Logos are important...

Latest MySafaricom Update Makes MPESA So Much Better

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MySafaricom app is one of the most useful apps from Safaricom and it offers a lot of features. One of them is offering an...
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Safaricom & Vodacom Plan Kshs 1.3 Billion Purchase of MPESA Rights

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Kenya's Safaricom and South Africa's Vodacom are planning to have a joint venture to acquire the intellectual property rights of MPESA from the British...
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MPESA Gets 2 Hour Countrywide Outage

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Safaricom's mobile messaging service, MPESA is one of their most used products and people use it for different ways. Well it is experiencing a...
ecommerce

Online Card Transactions In Kenya: A Slow Death?

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The Kenyan e-commerce market keeps on growing by leaps and bounds. This has been further fueled by the 90.4% mobile penetration rate that roughly...

Senegalese-Born Artiste Akon To Launch Cryptocurrency, Akoin and Other African Tech Stories

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Akon to launch Akoin and is building his own Wakanda The American-based Senegalese artist says the cryptocurrency will be the currency of choice in Akon...
showmax mpesa subscription

Hack To Buy A Full Year of Showmax For Only Kshs 1000

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You can get a whole year's subscription on Showmax for way less than you think
taxify MPESA

Taxify Integrates MPESA Ahead of Rivals But Only For iOS

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Taxify has integrated MPESA payments as an option but only for iOS
safaricom mpesa upgrade

Safaricom is Planning Another MPESA Upgrade This Week

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MPESA is one service that we get to enjoy using on the Safaricom network. Due to its importance, the platform needs to be serviced...
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This Kenyan Telegram Bot Calculates MPESA Fees For You

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It even understands Sheng to some degree!
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To Fight Fraud, M-Pesa Agents Will Now Use Photo Identification on All Transactions

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"Hello, please nitumie zile pesa kwa hii number, usitume kwa ile yangu sababu imeblock mpesa", all M-Pesa users have at one point received such...
M-Pesa 1 Tap Card

Making Payments with M-Pesa 1 Tap Will Focus On Speed and Ease of Use

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The announcement of Safaricom’s new MPESA-based solution, M-Pesa 1 Tap is aiming to be a game changer in payment services for M-Pesa users. Generally speaking, this is a bold...
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How Much Do You Rely On Mpesa?

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Just how much did the Safaricom outage that occurred the other day impact on your daily routine such as your interactions and businesses? Admittedly,...
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Bitwala’s New Product Involves Sending Bitcoins To MPESA For Free

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The mobile money revolution in Africa has made people send money across geographical borders. It is one of the best innovations we have had...
Mpesa banks

Can Kenyan Banks End Mpesa’s Dominance with PesaLink?

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Since Kenyan banks lost to Mpesa in 2006, their sole strategy has been to catch up. Kenyan banks are running out of ideas, resorting to copying Mpesa.

Report Recommends M-Pesa to be Detached From Safaricom to Reduce Market Dominance

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The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) hired Analysys Mason - an independent international consultant - to look at the country’s telecommunication and broadcasting industry on market...
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Safaricom planning to Release holistic M-Pesa API for Developers

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The M-Pesa API to be released in 2017 will have expanded capabilities to accommodate various platforms developers use.
Ronald Webb, Director Financial Services Safaricom

Safaricom’s M-Pesa Kadogo: What is the Bigger Picture?

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Why Safaricom Scrapped Charges for Transactions Below Kshs. 100 with M-Pesa Kadogo
Bob Collymore, Safaricom CEO

M-Pesa and Data Push Safaricom’s Half Year Profits to Kshs. 23.9 Billion

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Safaricom's non-voice revenue surpassed voice revenue for the first time Number of 30 day M-Pesa users hits 17.6 Million customers Data revenues grew...
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Safaricom Appoints Ronn Webb the New Head of Financial Services

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Safaricom has today announced Ron Webb as the new head of the financial services division. The division houses Safaricom's mobile money service M-pesa. Webb joins...
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As Safaricom Hits 15, what’s been the Impact on Kenyan Tech Scene?

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Safaricom was launched in the year 2000 as an underdog in the telecom sector. The green company headquartered in Westlands, Nairobi from the...
lipa na mpesa

E-citizen Services Via Lipa na M-pesa: The How and The Why

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The Kenyan government has been keen on delivering services to citizens through different platforms and especially the internet. To this effect, the government revamped...

Airtel Teases Safaricom’s Mpesa Downtime with New Ad

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Airtel took no chances and swiped a jab at Safaricom's Mpesa down time taking place over the weekend. In a new, cunning and provocative...

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