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US$3m fund gives Cameroon’s Maviance springboard for expansion

Fintech firm connects market to its Smobilpay digital financial services platform.

Econet, Mastercard in Fintech alliance

Econet Group and Mastercard to collaborate on Fintech solutions for Covid-19 response in Africa.

ZimSwitch partners Visa as Zimbabwe’s payment sector strengthens

Clients will be able to make both domestic and international transactions with one co-branded card.

MTN-backed Ayoba notches up over 5m users

The instant messaging app now supports 5.5 million users across the African continent, as its features expand to include voice and video calling.

Kenya’s Lami Technologies raises US$1.8m to bolster insuretech adoption

Deloitte report indicates that the future for the sector is embedded in technology implementation.

What can the rest of the world learn from Africa’s approach to tech and innovation?

There can be no doubt that businesses on the continent are unafraid to embrace technology and innovation says Ndagi Job Goshi, GM of Liferay Africa.

Orange stretches its mobile money reach

Latest partnership is a bill payment solution via Orange Money targeting Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA).

Kenya’s LipaLater to deploy ML, open banking to secure market share

Fintech firm has carved niche in East Africa’s burgeoning pay-later marketplace.

Ethio Telecom launches TeleBirr mobile money service

Telco makes move to consolidate market dominance ahead of entry of new operators.
22 Apr

OKO sows US$1.2m seed fund to scale

African agri-tech startup to strengthen presence in Mali and Uganda, expand into new markets, beginning with the Ivory Coast.

Absa Botswana sees a 34% increase in digital service adoption

Increase interest in digital banking channels and heightened competition within the financial services space driven by COVID-19 pandemic.