Safaricom is planning to expand M-Pesa mobile money across Africa

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Safaricom is planning to take its successful mobile money service M-Pesa across Africa after building a dominant home base in Kenya and presence in its East African neighbors.

The news came after UK’s Vodafone Group transferred its 35% stake in Safaricom to its South African subsidiary, Vodacom. Subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals, the proposed transaction will cost Vodacom 34.6 billion rand ($2.6 billion) in exchange for the stake.

Source: Quartz (link opens in a new window)

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