About Africell

Africell is a leading mobile network operator in Africa. We establish fast and reliable connectivity, accelerate innovation and support local communities. We offer our customers a mix of data, voice, messaging, mobile money and other telecoms and technology services.


We have deep operational knowledge and a successful track record. Our strategy is built on two foundations: offering customers more products of a higher quality at better prices, and using technology to drive positive digital transformation. Africell is a US-owned company and our global headquarters are in London, UK. We have a reputation for doing business transparently and with integrity.


Africell in Numbers (as of July 2021)

- 5 operating markets

- 12m subscribers

- 173m population under license

- 10,000 direct and indirect employees

- Founded in 2001


What Africell Does

- Data: Data is the heartbeat of Africell’s network. We offer customers a mix of 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G-ready internet services defined by speed, reliability and value for money.


- Mobile money: Afrimoney is Africell’s mobile money platform. Through Afrimoney, mobile users can send money to others, pay bills, and transact with a range of other products and services at home and overseas.


- Voice & SMS: Africell’s voice & SMS services are among the best value in the market. Our handsets suit every customer type and can be used for voice, data or both.


The Africell Story

2001 – launch in the Gambia

2005 – launch in Sierra Leone

2012 – launch in Democratic Republic of the Congo

2015 – launch in Uganda

2021 – launch in Angola


Africell’s footprint

- The Gambia

- Sierra Leone

- Democratic Republic of the Congo

- Uganda (until 2021)

- Angola (from 2021)