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2014: Our Most Ambitious Year Yet

Trevor Knoblich | Frontline Cloud | January 23, 2014

We want to say thank you to all of our users and supporters for a tremendous and inspiring 2013. [...] By these and many other metrics, 2013 was our biggest year to date. But 2014 is shaping up to be even bigger. We kicked off the year with a team retreat to dream, plan and prioritize some of our biggest and best features and products to date. Read More »

30 Brilliant African Tech Startups

Martin Carstens | Ventureburn | February 9, 2012

The secret is out. Wired likens the opportunities in Africa to those of the pre-dotcom boom in 1995. Says the magazine: “If you want to become extremely wealthy over the next five years, and you have a basic grasp of technology, here’s a no-brainer: move to Africa.” Read More »

Africa’s Tech Edge

Dayo Olopade | The Atlantic | April 16, 2014

How the continent's many obstacles, from widespread poverty to failed states, allowed African entrepreneurs to beat the West at reinventing money for the mobile age

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FrontlineSMS:Credit Takes on Kisumu

Enock Musyoka | FrontlineSMS | July 27, 2012

A few weeks ago, the FrontlineSMS:Credit team and FrontlineSMS M&E Intern Juliana embarked on a trip to Kisumu to meet FrontlineSMS users and potential PaymentView users. Read More »

FrontlineSMSat7: Mobile Money Made Easy And Accessible

Sila Kisoso | FrontlineSMS | November 20, 2012

In the sixth of our seven blog posts celebrating the month that FrontlineSMS turns 7, Enock Musyoka, our FrontlineSMS: Credit Project Assistant, shares the impact FrontlineSMS:Credit’s PaymentView has on Nunguni Financial Service Association and its members. Read More »

Google’s Boss Eric Schmidt Projects Kenya As Africa’s Tech Leader

Oluwabusayo Sotunde | Ventures | January 24, 2013

After a week’s visit to sub-Saharan Africa that included meetings in Lagos and Nairobi, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt has labelled Nairobi as the ‘maybe’ silicon valley of Africa. Read More »

In Kenya, Microfinance Is Going Mobile – Part 1

Claire Penicaud | | September 6, 2012

This blog has been written with the support of Tonny Omwansa, co-author of Money, Real Quick: The story of M-Pesa. We want to thank David James, CEO of Musoni and Sharon Langevin, Project Director of FrontlineSMS:Credit. Read Part 2 here. Read More »

In Kenya, Microfinance Is Going Mobile – Part 2

Claire Penicaud | | September 10, 2012

This blog has been written with the support of Tonny Omwansa, co-author of Money, Real Quick: The story of M-Pesa. We want to thank David James, CEO of Musoni and Sharon Langevin, Project Director of FrontlineSMS: Credit. Read Part 1 here. Read More »

In The News

Rachael Mclellan | Indigo Trust | October 1, 2013

Mobile technology is now being used for everything from paying bus fares to eye tests, donating money for disaster relief to distance learning.  ICT for development remains a big issue in Africa and here’s a sweep of some of the latest developments that we’ve been following at Indigo. Read More »

Josh Cohen: Mobile Development Meets Design Thinking

Staff Writer | CDDRL News | September 23, 2010

Joshua Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Philosophy and Law at Stanford University, began the first session of this quarter's Seminar on Liberation Technologies by posing a big question: are information and communication technologies able to advance human well-being for development? Read More »

Kenya Pushes Technology Into Overdrive

Staff Writer | Sierra Express Media | April 23, 2013

The country that gave the world two groundbreaking innovations in technology: M-Pesa, a mobile banking system, and Ushahidi, a platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters, is now taking its technological talents to new heights. The East African nation of Kenya has just started construction on a 5,000-acres piece of land in Konza... Read More »

Mobile Phones And Economic Development In Africa

Jenny C. Aker and Isaac M. Mbiti | Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) | June 1, 2010

Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the lowest levels of infrastructure investment in the world. [...] Yet access to and use of mobile telephony in sub-Saharan Africa has increased dramatically over the past decade. Read More »

PaymentView Now Available in Public Beta!

Sharon Langevin | FrontlineSMS:Credit | March 14, 2012

The FrontlineSMS:Credit team is excited to announce that the public beta version of our new software product, PaymentView, is now available for use in Kenya! Read More »

Silicon Valley, Meet Innovation From Great Rift Valley

Steve Hamm | ReadWrite | February 11, 2013

Across Africa, an innovation culture is starting to emerge. In Kenya, PesaPal piggybacks on the popular M-PESA mobile payments service, enabling Kenyans to buy and sell on the Internet. Tanzania's Techno Brain is selling software for managing businesses in 13 countries. And South Africa's Cobi Interactive... is developing popular applications for smart phones. Read More »

The Invisible Bank: How Kenya Has Beaten The World In Mobile Money

Olivia O'Sullivan | National Geographic | July 4, 2013

[...] With just a mobile phone and a registration with Safaricom, Kenya’s mobile service giant, you can pay for anything in seconds – no cash, no long journeys to towns to reach a bank, and no long lines when you get there. This is m-Pesa, the revolutionary approach to banking which is changing economies across Africa. Read More »