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'Democratizing investment' through mobile phones

Kenyans will be able to buy a new government bond using their mobile phones from today.

The Kenyan Treasury is launching a new government bond called M-Akiba aimed at small investors who will be able to purchase the bonds via their mobile phone at a low cost. So how exactly does it work? Aly Khan Satchu is a financial analyst and the chief executive of Rich Management in Nairobi. (Photo: A man using the mobile phone service called M-Pesa, in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. M-Pesa being Swahili for money. Credit: AFP)

Battle for digital India amid Vodafone mega-merger

Vodafone is merging with Ideal Cellular to create India's largest telecoms firm.

A merger has been announced between the Indian arm of British mobile phone company Vodafone and a local mobile phone company, Idea Cellular, creating the largest telecoms operator in India. The BBC's Rahul Tandon has been out on the streets of Kolkata to gauge how people use their mobiles in India's cut-throat telecoms market. (Photo: A rickshaw driver on his mobile phone in front of advertisement billboards in Kolkata, India. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri.