- Telecom group Airtel Africa said it had formed a partnership with African banking group EcoBank.

The pact would allow Airtel Money and Ecobank customers across Africa to improve their access to mobile financial services and carry out a variety of mobile transactions.

'This partnership is a further demonstration of Airtel Africa's commitment to provide affordable, simple and innovative solutions for our consumers across Africa,' chief executive Raghunath Mandava said.

'We will continue to offer locally relevant M-Commerce solutions with partners like Ecobank in order to enhance the daily lives of our customers.'

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