Africa's big 5 keys to financial transformation, inclusion
Africa's big 5 keys to financial transformation, inclusion

With mobile money continuing to dominate the continent's commerce growth, opening doors to business to everyone from a rural farmer to an entrepreneur, and cross-border seeing inter-country transactions on the rise, the continent is making a play to...

9 May 2019

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Failure to integrate gender equality is costing African economies billions of dollars

If Africa is to achieve the sustainable development goals, it needs to prioritise women's access to finance...

18 Apr 2019

Sim Tshabalala, CEO, Standard Bank Group
US-Africa pension funds explore investment opportunties

The latest figures released by the African Development Bank suggest the continent's infrastructure needs amount to between $130-170bn a year, with a current financing gap of $67-$107bn per annum...

11 Apr 2019

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Digital media platform for African finance needs repurposed

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) announces revamped website...

11 Apr 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...

Nicci BothaBy Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2019

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Listen up! Why Mastercard is becoming a sonic brand

Get ready to recognise the Mastercard brand not only with your eyes but also your ears. That's right, the latest phase of its brand evolution involves sonic melody that's set to form part of your Mastercard brand experience in the future...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story
#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story

What are the key issues and trends related to doing business in Africa in the private equity space?

18 Jan 2019

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

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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

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Digital culture makes or breaks digital transformation initiatives

What too many organisations overlook when embarking on a digital transformation is the cultural and leadership readiness for the change. Both are essential to the success of any initiative...

Jonathan HoustonBy Jonathan Houston 26 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

Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs
Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs

Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China's "new version of colonialism"...

By Said Aboubaker & Savious Kwinika 31 Aug 2018

Fay Mukaddam, CEO of 4AX
Are cryptocurrencies the next step in colonialism or the road to upliftment?

The business world has moved beyond the idea that if it isn't made of bricks and mortar, then a company has no value...

24 Jul 2018

Unlocking opportunities in payment systems in Africa
Unlocking opportunities in payment systems in Africa

Remittance thought leaders to gather in Lagos, Nigeria, in October for Remittance Africa Expo 2018...

5 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...

Andy WalkerBy Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions
Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

Housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning
Make the most of your money with AI and machine learning

While a variety of popular apps such as Apple Siri, Google Now, Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana promise to enhance people's lifestyles, few will have more impact on consumer behaviour than personal finance assistants...

Bradley ElliottBy Bradley Elliott 9 Feb 2018

Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018
Africa's first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology...

By Julius Barigaba 28 Dec 2017



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