Digital Economy

Centi, Centbee to drive remittance flows from Switzerland to Africa

The two companies are deploying blockchain technology to make cross-border money transfers more streamlined, cost-effective and inclusive.
Samuel Mungadze

InTouch, Global Technology Partners team up to drive financial inclusion

The collaboration bridges the gap between digital payment platforms and card-based transactions, giving InTouch customers access to cross-border transactions.

President Tinubu pledges to reboot Nigeria with a million tech jobs

President Tinubu is in a bid to reduce youth unemployment by a third, and sees digital economy as the catalyst.

MultiChoice, Rapyd, General Catalyst target African payments

The joint venture, Moment, will consolidate the $3.5 billion payments that the MultiChoice Group processes annually to expand options for subscribers.

Centbee, nChain to drive BSV blockchain

The alliance will supplement Centbee’s technical team with nChain’s specialist software development team, who are experts in the BSV blockchain and other services.
25 May

Fintech Ukheshe launches digital payments innovation lab

The lab will lead product development, and several other projects, such as looking at ways to give the company’s legacy tech more longevity.
24 May

MTN Group targets 40 million SMEs across Africa

The group's suite of services, including MoMo (Mobile Money), Ayoba, and Chenosis, will be showcased a two day SME event MTN is hosting this week.

SA insurtech Root broadens reach into UK

Root’s focus for 2023 is expanding into the UK market and growing its team to support the expansion.

UK introduces digital visa payments in Sierra Leone

UK Visas and Immigration is moving fee payments for visa applications to online platforms discontinuing cash payments.

Kenya unveils first free Telecom Infra Project

This is the first time OpenWiFi network has been commercially deployed in the country using an ad-based monetisation platform.
10 May

MTN’s Ayoba App surpasses 25 million monthly active users’ mark

Among key territories for the Ayoba App are Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Uganda and The Republic of Congo.

University of Botswana launches innovation centre

The centre will lift Botswana’s plan to enhance national innovation capacity framework and develop entrepreneurship.