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Wallet-agnostic Swish Pay commercially available in Zambia

Platform pilot test in January, now rolled out by NetOne Group.

Naspers Foundry invests US$8,3m in SA insuretech firm Naked

R120-million (US$8.3m) invested, with a total funding round of R160-million (US$11m).

Uganda's digital finance growth better than Africa’s average says regulator

Country’s regulator clears telcos to separate their digital financial business (mobile money) from the cellular network operations to capitalise on opportunity.
26 Jul

Ghana preps CBDC pilot

Country claims to be the first in Africa to have begun work on the Fintech advancement.

Ethiopia quick to integrate mobile money and banking platforms

Digital payments now flourishing under the auspices of mobile money connectivity to finance institutions.
21 Jul

Naspers announces R34m insurtech investment

Company invests in digital insurance advice platform Ctrl.

Should we ban cryptocurrency to stop ransomware?

People need to understand they are the target, security vendors must help lower the security poverty line, and the media should look beyond sensationalism says Brendan Kotze, Chief Development Officer, Performanta.

MFS Africa, AfriMoney in partnership to serve Sierra Leone

Companies claim that remittances from abroad amount to more than half of annual household consumption in the country.

High demand for financial inclusion driving SSA’s mobile money payments

The race to take Africa’s payments industry online is speeding up says Aida Diarra, head of Visa in Sub Saharan Africa.

Malawi to roll out €1m Fintech project

Four-year digital finance for resilience project aims to encourage financial inclusivity, specifically among marginalised groups.

Ethio Telecom deepens 4G as TeleBirr service gains momentum

Company says it has reached six million customers with mobile money service.

Cameroon: Telcos push for relaxation of subscriber ID rules

GM of Orange Cameroon among those that believe regulation is stifling financial inclusivity.