Kirusa acquires African instant messaging apps Saya Mobile

Voice messaging and social media mobile apps vendor Kirusa has acquired Saya Mobile, a Ghana-based provider of instant messaging apps.

The acquisition enables Kirusa to expand the reach of its InstaVoice mobile app across Africa.

As per the deal, Kirusa has acquired the technology, intellectual property, and workforce of Saya, which will now be working on Kirusa’s mobile applications.

Kirusa did not share financial details of the deal.

Inderpal Singh Mumick, CEO of Kirusa, said: “There are advantages to building products specifically for this region and have made the strategic decision to acquire Saya in line with that thinking.”

Saya, which offers its real-time Street Chat messaging application, has location-based and group chat across multiple phone platforms including J2ME, Android and iOS.

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