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  • Africa continues to be hard hit by mobile fraud
    A recently-released report called State of Mobile Fraud in Africa by Evina reveals that 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without consent from January 2021 to June 2021.
  • COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
    United States President Joe Biden on 22 and 23 April this year hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. According to the White House, the summit aimed to "galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis". Leaders of 40 countries, including five from Africa, participated in the virtual event. By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale
  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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More Nigerian banks are using chatbots to serve customers, but with mixed results

Chatbots are becoming an integral part of service provision around the world. Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate a conversation...

By Emmanuel Mogaji 1 day ago

Mozambique central bank fines Standard Bank for fraudulent practices

The central bank of Mozambique has fined Africa's biggest lender, Standard Bank, $4.6m for engaging in fraudulent activities...

By Manuel Mucari 13 Jul 2021

Banking and payment channels in Africa are showing positive growth

The number of mobile money accounts in Africa passed the half a billion mark in 2020, and the continent accounted for more than 64% of the value of global mobile money transactions...

2 Jul 2021

West African regional bloc adopts new plan to launch single currency in 2027

A group of 15 West African countries have adopted a new road map to launch a single currency in 2027 after its previous plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic...

21 Jun 2021

Nigeria is making progress with financial inclusion: here's how

In developing economies, many people are excluded in various ways from financial services.Including them is necessary for three main reasons...

By Emmanuel Mogaji 20 May 2021

Sarb gives Grobank, Access Bank deal the nod

The Prudential Authority of the South African Reserve Bank has approved Access Bank's acquisition of the controlling interest in Grobank...

29 Mar 2021

How Nigerian banks empower women through corporate social responsibility

Businesses are part of societies and successful businesses can create an environment that benefits their customers, employees, communities and shareholders...

By Emmanuel Mogaji 17 Mar 2021

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Zimbabwe's restrictions on mobile money transfers are a blow to financial inclusion

Mobile financial services are, in most African countries, born out of crises. In 2011, Zimbabwe had gone through a volatile decade of economic crises - hyperinflation, currency instability and a collapse of the formal financial system...

By Marcia Kwaramba 14 Oct 2020

Mobile payments will unlock new business for banks in Africa

Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa. The estimated market in facilitating payments alone is $500bn...

8 Sep 2020

Project funding through true Europlaw International escrow banking platform

Europlaw Group, situated in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, now offer project funding through our newly established escrow banking platform with the assistance of our preferred bankers...

Issued by Europlaw 25 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplace

Every year, 21 August marks World Entrepreneurs' Day. The purpose of this day is to create awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

Independence is at the heart of the African Development Bank's ability to be effective

Independence is a cardinal pillar for organisations that are set up to deliver a public good. Their success depends on it...

By Kalu Ojah 13 Jul 2020

Safeguarding our communities through the Covid-19 pandemic

Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come...

By Olga Arara-Kimani 6 Jul 2020



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