Kenya’s Safaricom has announced the open API to Mpesa‘s money transfer service will be available by the end of 2014. The company will have to build a new platform as the current one isn’t suitable for developers.
According to HumanIPO, the General Manager of financial services at Safaricom, Betty MWANGI, has announced that the API is commonly in developent in Romania by Huawei Technologies. The development is well under way and should be available to Safaricom‘s developers in the upcoming months, for a test phase which will allow to identify possible security breaches.
The opening of the API will shake up a bit more the ecosystem, which is one, if not the most active one in Africa.