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Why abandoning the CFA Franc would be a risky operation
Why abandoning the CFA Franc would be a risky operation

The controversy over the CFA Franc gets revived on a regular basis by African politicians and intellectuals. The currency gives rise to both passionate debate and simplistic, sweeping political declarations...

By Cheikh Ahmed Bamba Diagne 7 hours ago

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Jul 2019

The Central Bank of Kenya has financial inclusion in its stewardship of the financial system. Shutterstock
Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations...

By Danny Bradlow 15 Jul 2019

The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

Daniel Acton, regional tech lead, Google Cloud.
How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

Akinwale Goodluck
Policy and the potential of mobile money for financial inclusion

Mobile money has changed the face of financial services forever. It has driven significantly greater financial inclusion in emerging markets around the world, positively impacting whole communities and economies...

By Akinwale Goodluck 29 Mar 2019

Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa
Interoperability and financial inclusion in Africa

There is still $400m unbanked in Africa, and the goal is to work with the private and financial sector to connect the poor with adequate financial systems...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

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Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 15 Oct 2018

Is Africa the Silicon Valley of banking?
Is Africa the Silicon Valley of banking?

According to the cofounders of TagPay Yves Eonnet and Hervé Manceron in their new analysis of the digital revolution, Fintech: The Banks Counter-attack, "Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking"...

27 Sep 2018

John Kamaro, director for Global Gaming Africa
Blockchain as a solution to Africa's challenges

Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of growth on the continent...

By Katy Micallef 21 Sep 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand
Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity...

11 Jul 2018

Visa partners Ivorian government to bring e-payment solutions
Visa partners Ivorian government to bring e-payment solutions

The Ivorian government has signed MOU with Visa with an aim to digitise government services and ensure financial services are accessible to more Ivorians...

5 Jul 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space
Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space

Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing mobile market, by 2020 the region will have more than half a billion mobile subscribers to date...

19 Jun 2018

Kora is the blockchain platform empowering social change in rural Africa.
Kora uses blockchain platform to empower social change in rural Africa

Kora aims to engage with existing communities in rural Africa to combat issues that keep communities circling the poverty drain by using blockchain technology in the current financial system in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

Sarb and BoE team up to train African central banks
Sarb and BoE team up to train African central banks

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) and the Bank of England (BoE) will work together on providing training and technical assistance to central banks in certain African countries...

17 Apr 2018

Barclays Accelerator.
Why African banks must work with fintech startups

The need for African banks to innovate at a quicker pace and access new customer segments is behind the increasing number of financial institutions partnering with or investing in fintech startups...

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and content

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

By Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

Mastercard to use Messenger to help SMEs leverage digital payments in Africa, Asia
Mastercard to use Messenger to help SMEs leverage digital payments in Africa, Asia

Mastercard will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments...

1 Mar 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries
Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers...

13 Oct 2017

First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched
First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched

Nedbank has launched its first solar branch in Mncwasa in the Eastern Cape using SolarTurtle...

20 Sep 2017

YUP, Ivory Coast.
A new mobile Africa banking solution

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa...

15 Sep 2017

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive
Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG...

8 Aug 2017

Burkina Faso bank chief arrested for embezzlement
Burkina Faso bank chief arrested for embezzlement

OUAGADOUGOU: The head of one of Burkina Faso's largest banks has been arrested on suspicion of having embezzled billions CFA francs, a source close to the investigation said.

11 May 2015

Fast-track fund for food security
Fast-track fund for food security

Many African countries are farming countries, where agriculture is both a major component of gross domestic product growth as well as local employment and food supply.

By Shaun Harris 26 Nov 2013